Friends of Jesus

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 15:12-17 In today’s program David Bast explains how to become an F.O.J., a Friend of Jesus. During the 1990s one of the most coveted and sought-after designations in America was to be known as an “F.O.B.” To be an F.O.B. was to belong to an exclusive and prestigious group. If you were an F.O.B. it meant you were a “Friend of Bill” ??” Bill Clinton, that is. Membership was limited to the very rich and the very …

Christ's Greatest Promise

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 14:15-21 In today’s program David Bast looks at the most wonderful offer Jesus ever made to anyone. The battered old car wheezed to a stop in the church parking lot, next door to our house. The bedraggled driver, a stranger, got out and headed for our back door. He was just passing through, he said, and needed help to buy some gas. Could I make him a loan? So I gave him a ten, mostly because I …

The Great Commandment: Loving My Neighbor

Rev. David Bast

READ : Luke 10:25-37 In the Gospels, Jesus summarizes God’s law in two parts, loving God and loving our neighbor. David Bast highlights this pivotal teaching. His message today: The Great Commandment: Loving My Neighbor, based on Luke 10:25-37. Jesus said that part of the Great Commandments is to love God wholeheartedly and there’s a second part just as important, to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. What would it take for us to please God? Or to put …

The Great Commandment: Loving God

Rev. David Bast

READ : Matthew 22:34-40 Today David Bast begins the series, The Great Commandment. In the Gospels, Jesus summarizes God’s law in two parts, loving God and loving our neighbor. David Bast highlights this pivotal teaching. His message today: The Great Commandment: Loving God, based on Matthew 22:34-40. What is the single most important thing you need to do in your life? Someone came to Jesus one day and asked that very question. Listen to his answer. On hearing that Jesus …

The Heart-Changer

William C. Brownson

READ : Exodus 20:17 The Law can’t change our craving hearts, but Christ can. Welcome to this final in our series on the Ten Commandments. It’s been a rich experience for me to work through these commandments and to share them with you. I hope that you will profit by them in even a small measure of the blessing they’ve brought to me. Do you remember what I’ve been saying each week: the background of God’s grace, his beforehand love? …

Speaking Truth, Showing Love

William C. Brownson

READ : Exodus 20:16 God cares about what we say and how we say it. Welcome to this ninth in our study of The Ten Commandments. I hope you are remembering what I have been saying from time to time that all the commandments come from God’s loving heart. He first acts on our behalf. He first cares for us and redeems us and then gives us his commands. And the commands are for our good always. Whatever he calls …