The Cross of Christ

Rev. David Bast

READ : Galatians 3:13-15 There is a reason why the cross has become the most widespread and recognizable symbol of the Christian faith; it’s because a cross stands at the epicenter of that faith, namely, the cross on which Jesus of Nazareth died. The Christian faith is built upon Jesus Christ, just as the Apostles’ Creed is built around him. The heart of our faith, like the heart of the creed with which we confess it, is centered upon the …

The Man of Sorrows

Rev. David Bast

READ : Isaiah 53:3-6 There is one other word that sums up for Christians the entire life of Christ, and it’s one that might not readily occur to us. It is the word suffering. Have you ever played “word-association”? That’s where I say a word and you say the first word that comes to mind. So what would be the first word that would come to your mind if I said “Jesus Christ”? There are a lot of good possibilities: …

Born of the Virgin Mary

Rev. David Bast

READ : Matthew 1:18-23 A lot of people today approach their religious faith the way an adventurous cook operates in the kitchen – with a strong desire to experiment and come up with a unique personal recipe. But Christians are not free to make up their own beliefs. We have a creed. We confess a faith that is held in common by all true Christians of all times and places. David Bast explores this common faith in a series of …

Jesus Is Lord

Rev. David Bast

READ : Acts 28:23-31 The earliest Christian confession of faith is also the simplest: “Jesus is Lord!” (see 1 Corinthians 12:3). There are many places in the New Testament that spell out what this creed means, but one of the richest of them is the conclusion of the book of Acts. The earliest Christian confession of faith is also the simplest: “Jesus is Lord!” (see 1 Corinthians 12:3). There are many places in the New Testament that spell out what …

God's Only Son

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 1:14 A lot of people today approach their religious faith the way an adventurous cook operates in the kitchen – with a strong desire to experiment and come up with a unique personal recipe. But Christians are not free to make up their own beliefs. We have a creed. We confess a faith that is held in common by all true Christians of all times and places. David Bast explores this common faith in a series of …

I Believe in Jesus Christ

Rev. David Bast

READ : Matthew 16:13-20 A lot of people today approach their religious faith the way an adventurous cook operates in the kitchen – with a strong desire to experiment and come up with a unique personal recipe. But Christians are not free to make up their own beliefs. We have a creed. We confess a faith that is held in common by all true Christians of all times and places. David Bast explores this common faith in a series of …