We Are the Temple of God

Rev. David Bast

READ : 2 Corinthians 6:6-18 What does it mean for us to be separated and set apart for service to God? I remember my first exposure to Christian separatism. I was a new pastor, serving in a small rural community. There were several other churches in town, and we decided to try to hold a community-wide service involving all the churches. Another minister and I went to visit a little church on the edge of town to invite them to …

We Are Christ's Ambassadors

Rev. David Bast

READ : 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Every Christian is called to ministry – service – in Christ’s name in the church and the world. But what does that entail? In the apostle Paul’s two letters to the church in Corinth he speaks more about the nature of Christian ministry than anywhere else. David Bast has selected ten vivid metaphors Paul uses in First and Second Corinthians describing ministers of Christ. He explores them in this series: “What Are We, Images of …

We Are Jars of Clay

Rev. David Bast

READ : 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 Every Christian is called to ministry – service – in Christ’s name in the church and the world. But what does that entail? In the apostle Paul’s two letters to the church in Corinth he speaks more about the nature of Christian ministry than anywhere else. David Bast has selected ten vivid metaphors Paul uses in First and Second Corinthians describing ministers of Christ. He explores them in this series: “What Are We, Images of …

We Are God's Commissioned Agents

Rev. David Bast

READ : 2 Corinthians 2:17 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 What we do as ministers is to bear witness to the gospel message in the truths of God’s Word, but how we do that is equally important. In 2nd Corinthians 2:15-16 the apostle Paul has just been describing himself and his fellow ministers of the gospel as the fragrance of Christ in the world. Christian preachers are the aroma of life to those who hear and believe the gospel, who turn to …

We Are the Aroma of Christ

Rev. David Bast

READ : 2 Corinthians 2:12-16 Every Christian is called to ministry – service – in Christ’s name in the church and the world. But what does that entail? In the apostle Paul’s two letters to the church in Corinth he speaks more about the nature of Christian ministry than anywhere else. David Bast has selected ten vivid metaphors Paul uses in First and Second Corinthians describing ministers of Christ. He explores them in this series: “What Are We, Images of …

We are the Body of Christ

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Corinthians 12:1-27 Every Christian is called to service in Christ’s name David Bast has selected ten vivid metaphors from First and Second Corinthians that describe “ministers of Christ,” and he explores them in this series. His message today: “We are the Body of Christ,” the best known and most familiar of Paul’s images of what we are in Christ. “Now concerning the gifts of the Spirit,” writes Paul at the beginning of 1 Corinthians chapter twelve, “I …