Sunday, December 30, 2018. First Baptist Church, Burlington, Kansas. Pastor Jay Hale. From history we learn that wise men from the Persian Empire were priests who studied astronomy, astrology, philosophy, and various religions. God used these men to help announce Jesus birth to the Gentiles. They also knew that if a unique star appeared in the heavens, it announcing the birth of a king. They followed the star and fell down and worshiped the Lord and Savior. And the gifts were gold for deity, Frankincense for Jesus’ life, and Myrrh for Jesus upcoming sacrifice, death and burial.