The Providence of God

Rev. David Bast

READ : Matthew 6:25-34 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 as Christians we 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 …

God is Great, God is Good

Rev. David Bast

READ : Matthew 7:7-11 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 …

The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Rev. David Bast

READ : Genesis 1:1 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 God

Rev. David Bast

READ : Mark 9:24 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 …

What Does Jesus Want?

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 17:1-5 In this message, we listen to Jesus’ praying for his disciples and for us. I’m sure you’re familiar with the “WWJD” craze of recent years, you know, the little phrase represented by those four letters that appear on bracelets and bumper stickers and lots of other things: “What Would Jesus Do?” they ask. Well, let me ask you an equally important question by rearranging those same four letters: WDJW, “What Does Jesus Want?” One answer to …

The Vine and the Branches

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 15:1-5 David Bast considers one of the most beautiful images Christ offers to describe his relationship with his followers. Lord Melbourne, a nineteenth century English statesman not noted for personal piety, once remarked after hearing an evangelical sermon, “Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade the sphere of private life.” His attitude, I think, is typical of worldly people, people who look at God the way we look at an elephant …