Discuss the role of prophecy in the birth of Jesus
- What specific prophecy does Matthew remind us is fulfilled? (Isaiah 7:14)
- What other passages can you find in the Bible that prophesies Jesus' birth? (Micah 5:2; Isaiah 9: 2, 5-7)
- What is meaningful to you about Jesus being the fulfillment of prophecy?
- What does Herod discover about prophecy when the wise men (Magi) visit? (Matt 2:4-6; Micah 5:2)
- Read Jeremiah 31:15 and Matt. 2:18. To what incident in the history of Israel does this prophecy refer? (Look at II Chronicles 36:15-20)