Annual Christmas Concerts
December 14, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Location: 1101 S. Main St., Burbank, CA 91506Category: Church-Wide
Come Rejoice with us in the Birth of Christ
Hear the story of the birth of our Savior through musical lyrics and a Gospel message.
The birth of the Messiah was anticipated by the people of God for centuries, so naturally, the long wait was over, and the people rejoiced. A few examples:
- Shepherds: In Luke 2:15-16, after the angels appeared in the night sky proclaiming the birth of Christ, they say to one another "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us." So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger.
- Magi: In Matthew 2:10-11, after they left from their visit with King Herod, they saw the star again and it says, "When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him."
- Simeon & Anna: In Luke 2:25-38, their brief background and stories are told. Simeon would not see death until he had seen Christ. He then speaks out and blesses the family. Anna continually serves in the temple and gives thanks to God and speaks out to those who were looking for redemption.
Even in these few examples, we see a theme in the response to Christ coming to earth...a response of great JOY! We, as the people of God, need reminding that we are to have this great JOY as well. JOY in how we worship and live our lives for Christ, and in that way, show the world how we are different, and that there is hope in the gospel.