All In, with Kirk Crossing
Hopes and Fears 4 (Matthew 2.1-12)

In this message we consider the hopes and fears of Herod.  Why would we focus on such a despicable person?  For one, you can’t tell the whole story of Jesus’ birth without him.  More importantly, he was a man with profound hopes and fears.  In fact, his hopes and fears shed great light on the true identity, purpose, and power of Jesus Christ.

In Matthew 2.1-12, Matthew puts the portraits of two kings side by side.  One is a worldly king who is cruel, self-centered, and willing to kill to preserve his hopes and overcome his fears.  The other is the heavenly King who is grace-filled, servant-hearted, and willing to die in order that our hopes would be secure and our fears driven out.

Which king do you want ruling over you?