We Are the Scum of the Earth

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Corinthians 4:6-13 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 Scum of the Earth.” If you’re looking for a glamorous ego trip, don’t try serving Christ. Among all the other troubles in the Corinthian church – and the place was alive with moral failure and doctrinal …

We Are Stewards of God's Mysteries

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 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. His message today: “We are Stewards of God’s Mysteries.” The ultimate demand of Christian ministers and only criterion of success in Christian ministry is faith. “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God” (1 Corinthians 4:1, ESV). Here is …

We Are Slaves of Christ

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 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 Slaves of Christ.” Christians are called to the lowliest and most humble kind of service. The Christian church seems to be fascinated with titles. In this, as in so many things, it is more in tune with …

We Are God's Co-workers

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 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 God’s Co-workers”: the ultimate synergy – working as partners with God in the work of salvation. I was visiting a church recently and was struck by the message on a large banner hung over the entrance to …

God's Wisdom and Ours

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Corinthians 1:20-31 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 We Are, Images of …

The Greatest Sign

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 2:18-22 Today David Bast focuses our attention on the resurrection of Jesus. A special Easter message highlighting the crucial saving importance of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. The eighteenth-century French skeptic Voltaire is reported to have said, “It would be easy to start a new religion to compete with Christianity. All you would have to do is to die and then rise again from the dead.” Voltaire was no friend to the Christian faith and I’m sure he meant …