On Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 2:1-11 and 13:44.  This message was part 4 in the “Joy to the World” sermon series.  Below you will find questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.  You will also find the audio and video from the sermon to listen to/watch, download, or share.

Sermon Questions:

  1. Pray
  2. Read Matthew 2:1-11; 13:44
  3. What was the last Christmas gift you wanted to buy, but did not purchase because the cost was too high?
  4. Though our salvation is FREE in Christ, following Jesus does carry a cost.  What has been your “cost” of following Christ?
  5. The Magi “spent” their time, treasure, relationships, and security in an effort to see Jesus.  Using this grid, do any fresh “costs” come to your mind about following Jesus?
  6. What are some ways we tend to “lower the cost” in following Jesus through our reluctance, hesitancy, or disobedience?  What has been the result of that hesitation in your life?
  7. Matthew 13:44 reminds us that it is always worth it to follow Jesus!  What are some ways you can really “go for it” in following Jesus in the new year?
  8. What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?

To access these questions in pdf format, click here.


To listen offline, click the link below to download:

Joy To The World #4 12.19.21


To listen online, use the media player below:


To watch the stream, use YouTube online:


The 2021 Christmas devotional book – “Joy to the World” –  Access the entire devotional and download your free copy by clicking here.


Wildwood Christmas playlist found on Apple Music and Spotify at the following links:

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