Crossing the Red Sea

Rev. David Bast

READ : Exodus 14:1-31 Israel is between a rock and a hard place when Pharaoh traps them at the Red Sea. But God can make “a way outta no way.” No sooner have the people of Israel escaped from their slavery in Egypt, than they come to a screeching halt on the edge of the Red Sea. Exodus 14 tells …

The Burning Bush

Rev. David Bast

READ : Exodus 3:1-14 God reveals his personal name to Moses at the burning bush, and calls him to help save his people. But Moses doesn’t want to go. Sound familiar? The Burning Bush When we turn from Exodus chapter 2 to Exodus chapter 3, we discover that Moses, the Hebrew baby raised as Pharaoh’s grandson, has undergone a rather …

Baby Moses

Rev. David Bast

READ : Exodus 2:1-10 Baby Moses, floating in his basket on the Nile, rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter. It’s a cute children’s story, but it carries a grown-up lesson about faith’s power to resist. Do you know the story of baby Moses? The first book in the Bible, Genesis, ends with Joseph’s death in Egypt. The second book, Exodus, begins with …

John . . . Witness

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 21:24-25, 20:30-31 Can we really trust the stories the gospels tell us about Jesus? The answer is yes. The Beloved Disciple The final scene in the fourth Gospel describes the restoration of Peter to his apostolic office by the risen Lord Jesus. After questioning Peter about his love and commissioning him to care for the church, Jesus …

Peter . . . Restoration

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 21:24-25; 20:30-31 What’s the most important quality for any Christian to have? Hint: it’s also what motivates Christ’s greatest servants. Peter had decided to go fishing. He and some of the other of the disciples were in Galilee, a few weeks after the resurrection of Jesus. The Lord had appeared to them in Jerusalem and promised to …