Our Image or His?

William C. Brownson

READ : Exodus 20:4-6 We make our own images for worship; God gives us his image in Jesus Christ. Welcome to this second in our series on The Ten Commandments! Last week we focused on these opening words, “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.” We noticed the background of grace, how God does wonderful things for his …

The God Who Wants Our Hearts

William C. Brownson

READ : Exodus 20:2-3 The Ten Commandments have been much in the news lately. What’s the controversy about and who is this one who expects so much? Welcome to this series on what we call “The Ten Commandments,” or what our Jewish friends sometimes refer to as “The Ten Words.” It’s a joy and a privilege for me to be back again ministering on Words of Hope. And this subject of The Ten Commandments is of abiding significance and of …

The Fourth Indispensable: Holiness

Rev. David Bast

READ : Hebrews 12:14 The most desirable thing in all the world is to see God someday in heaven, and the Bible says that all those who will do that, though they will differ in many ways, will be alike in one crucial respect. Holiness gives the impression of being dull, unappealing, even boring. People generally don’t lie awake at night thinking up ways to become more holy. If asked the question, “What is your greatest desire in life?” I …

The Third Indispensable: Suffering

Rev. David Bast

READ : Hebrews 12:7-8 I don’t know anyone who enjoys suffering, but I do know at least one reason it’s necessary. Suffering—that’s right, suffering, pain, grief, persecution—is indispensable to salvation. According to the Bible, this is a necessary part of the Christian life. Here is how the writer to the Hebrews explains it: Endure trials for the sake of discipline. God is treating you as children; for what child is there whom a parent does not discipline? If you do …

The Second Indispensable: Faith

Rev. David Bast

READ : Hebrews 11 What would be on your list of things you absolutely could not do without? Four times in the Letter to the Hebrews the word without is attached to a noun in a statement about salvation. David Bast explores these salvation pre-requisites in a series of messages entitled: Four Indispensables. Are you interested in pleasing God? Well then, here is something you absolutely got to have. This is the second in a series of messages on the …

The First Indispensable: Atonement

Rev. David Bast

READ : Hebrews 10:1-4 What would be on your list of things you absolutely could not do without? Four times in the Letter to the Hebrews the word without is attached to a noun in a statement about salvation. David Bast explores these salvation pre-requisites in a series of messages entitled: Four Indispensables. The first thing Hebrews tells us is indispensable to our salvation is an item most people would not put at the top of their wish list. A …