Life's Most Important Question

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READ : Ephesians 2:8-9 Today David Bast tells about the most important question and answer you will ever face. It’s a question many people have never even thought of, but our eternal destiny depends upon knowing the answer. What sorts of questions do you think about during the course of the day? “How can I make more money? . . . How can I get a better job? How can I attract that person that I like? How can I …

Persons God Can Be Proud Of

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Hebrews 11:13-16 Do you think God is proud of you? Today David Bast concentrates on who we are and who we’d like to be. Often the worst advertisement for Christianity is the behavior of people who claim to be Christians. But the Bible also says there are people of whom God is not ashamed to be called their God. Wouldn’t you like to be one of them? Have you ever been embarrassed by the behavior of somebody close …

Future Hope

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : Titus 2:11-14 Today, in our first program of the year, David Bast asks about our hopes and dreams for the future. As you enter a new year, what are you hoping for? Better health? An improved economy? An end to war? For Christians, nothing life may bring can shake our future hope. You've heard this saying, “Where there's life, there's hope.” But the opposite is just as true. Where there's hope, there's life. Without hope, life isn't possible, …

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 …

Cultivating a Healthy Attitude

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : James 4:1-10, 13-17 Worldliness is an old-fashioned word but an ever-present problem for Christians. James helps us understand what it is and what we should do about it. Some years ago when I was visiting the city of Calcutta in India I went to a beautiful old church building that sits right in the heart of the city. It looked like a little piece of old England transplanted to West Bengal and in a sense it was. It …