The Dark Side of Christmas

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Matthew 2:13-18 Today David Bast’s message reflects concerns of the Christmas season. The holidays should be a happy season, right? It’s a time for family and friends, celebrations and joy, so what do you say when the sounds of the season include weeping for lost loved ones? The holidays should be a happy season, a time for family and friends, celebrating and joy. So what can we say to those for whom this season brings only a painful …

The Light of the Nations

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Matthew 2:1-11 Welcome to this special Christmas program. Today David Bast turns again to one of the best-loved stories, the story of the magi’s visit to Bethlehem. He brings into focus once more the true meaning of Christmas.     It’s Christmas again, and all over the world, hundreds of millions of people are doing exactly the same thing: celebrating the birth of the Christ-child. Amidst the splendor of stained glass and stone in a European cathedral, under …

The Light of the World

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Matthew 2:1-11 What can we learn from the story of the wise men? Lots of legends surround the mysterious visitors from the east who knelt before the infant Jesus and worshiped him with their gifts. But the truth about them says something important about us. In a way it’s incredible that the story of Christ’s birth should be commemorated and celebrated by so many people worldwide, for nothing could have been more obscure than what happened on the …

God Is With Us

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Matthew 1:18-24 What does it mean that Jesus Christ is Immanuel? Today we look forward to Christmas and celebrate the fact that God came into our world. In today’s message, David Bast looks at the simple fact of Christ’s birth and the meaning of his names for us today. For really important arrivals, the staging is carefully arranged for maximum impact. For example, when a president or a prime minister comes for a state visit, the ceremony plays …

The Dark Side of Christmas

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Matthew 2:13-18 Today David Bast’s message reflects concerns of the Christmas season. The holidays should be a happy season, right? It’s a time for family and friends, celebrations and joy, so what do you say when the sounds of the season include weeping for lost loved ones? The holidays should be a happy season, a time for family and friends, celebrating and joy. So what can we say to those for whom this season brings only a painful …

The Light of the Nations

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Matthew 2:1-11 Welcome to this special program for Christmas. Let’s listen to David Bast as he turns again to the world’s best-loved story and brings into focus once more the true meaning of Christmas. It’s Christmas again, and all over the world, hundreds of millions of people are doing exactly the same thing: celebrating the birth of the Christ-child. Amidst the splendor of stained glass and stone in a European cathedral, under a thatched roof in the African …