In Matthew’s account of the Christmas story, Magi from the east came to find the newborn king and worship him. And then Matthew 2:3 says, “When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.” That italicized phrase is worth noting.
This Christmas, your invitation to others can be vital!
Scholars believe that “all Jerusalem” refers not to the average citizen in Jerusalem, but “all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law” (Matthew 2:4). In other words, it was the “in crowd,” those that retained power over the average citizen. Matthew’s gospel goes on to say these people knew enough about the Messiah to give Herod the information he needed to rid himself of any successor to his throne.
There was word of the Messiah weeks or months earlier. Luke’s account of the nativity says that when the shepherds saw Jesus, “they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them” (Luke 2:17-18). Those “crazy shepherds” telling stories again… telling tales of strange things that no one can fathom, almost like telling fish stories and “the one that got away.”
This Christmas, you play a critical role as God’s messenger of bringing good tidings of great joy, and KAMB is here to help. When you invite someone to listen to KAMB’s Christmas Festival of Music, you’re inviting them to hear the Christmas story every hour of every day throughout the holiday season, and beyond – without commercials. Tens of thousands of people still do not know about Jesus, even in the Central Valley and Central Coast.
Use KAMB as a tool to introduce your family and friends to the ultimate gift God offers – the gift of his son, Emmanuel; God with us.
We’ve made it easy for you to do so. Just click here to send a festive email invitation from you to anyone you choose. It’s a simple way to spread the joy of this season. Commercial-free Christmas carols and music sung by your favorite artists with the message that Jesus, the Messiah, has come.
Over the past two weeks, we hope you’ve enjoyed KAMB’s Christmas Festival of Music. Our team feels honored to serve you with music and programming crafted to keep your heart and mind on the true meaning and significance of Christmas.
There’s still time to bless others.
But, it’s still not the same without you and your story. Between songs, you may hear stories of Christmas memories, favorite Christmas carols, and Christmas traditions, offered by listeners right here in the central valley.
- What’s your favorite Christmas carol? Do you appreciate the depth of theology in the lyric, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing or the simplicity and quietness of Silent Night?
- And what of your favorite Christmas tradition – the reading of the Christmas story, hanging that special ornament on the tree, or finding those special treasures in your Christmas stocking?
We want to hear your Christmas story.
We’d love to hear them, and bless others with those stories when you record your story. Simply click here and under the headline SHARE YOUR CHRISTMAS STORY you can record a brief comment. Including your name and the city from which you live is optional; we just want to hear how God is displaying his story through your story at Christmas.
KAMB’s Christmas Festival of Music is more than just music. It’s music with a message, the Message of Joy to the World! Now through this Friday, KAMB’s music features a mix of your familiar Christmas carols and favorites from our regular playlist.
On Saturday morning, December 3, KAMB goes 100% Christmas music all the way through the day after Christmas!
Along with our festival of music, we’ll hear from listeners like you, sharing short audio bites of Christmas memories and holiday traditions between the songs.
To get in the fun of blessing others, call and leave your comment on a favorite Christmas memory, tradition, or song at 1-877-664-1015.
Be sure to include your first name and the city from which you’re calling. You may want to rehearse your comments before calling as they’ll need to be no more than a minute in length.
KAMB is honored to share this Christmas Festival of Music with you, and with those who’ve yet to experience the true Joy and Love of our Heavenly Father who gave His Son, Jesus. Christmas music is a great way to introduce someone to KAMB, and as the Spirit leads, to the Savior himself. We can help. Simply, call us at 209.723.1015 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for KAMB “business” cards or bumper stickers to share. It’s a great way to introduce your friends, family, and your community to the real reason for the season.