Stranded!

William C. Brownson

READ : Revelation 1 Stranded on a rocky island, the Apostle John meets the exalted Jesus and is given a thrilling new ministry. It’s a joy for me to begin this series with you on the Book of Revelation, which to me is the most fascinating, thrilling, mysterious book of the Bible. I love it especially because of the way …

The Fiery Furnace

Rev. David Bast

READ : Daniel 3 If you had to, would you have the courage to die for your faith? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego went into a fiery furnace rather than deny their Lord. Their story can help to show where the courage of faith comes from. Human societies vary widely in the things they value and the behaviors they honor, but …

Jonah and the Whale

Rev. David Bast

READ : Jonah 1 If I say “Jonah,” do you immediately think, “whale”? Everybody’s heard of Jonah and the whale, but this famous story isn’t really about the big fish. It’s about a big-hearted God, and his love for the whole world.       If I say “Jonah,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? It’s “whale,” …

Namaan's Story

Rev. David Bast

READ : 2 Kings 5:1-14 What must I do to be saved? That’s a question people don’t ask much anymore, but a famous story involving the prophet Elisha and a Syrian general called Namaan shows us the answer. One sabbath day Jesus came back to his home town of Nazareth, went to the synagogue, and preached a sermon. In it …

Elijah on Mount Carmel

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Kings 17-18 Many people today take a kind of cafeteria approach to faith that blends elements from many religions and traditions. But Elijah asks: “How long will you go limping between two different opinions?” Greatness is created by crisis. Abraham Lincoln was a gifted man, but it took a crisis to make him a great one; few …