Stanley Mast

Stanley Mast

Beginning in 1971, Rev. Stanley Mast served churches in Missouri, Colorado, and Michigan. Since 1990, after teaching at Calvin Theological Seminary for a few years, he has served as minister of preaching at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stan is now retired and married to Sharon, with whom he shares the joys of two sons and five grandchildren.

March 31, 2011

Eager to Do What Is Good

Titus 2:11-14
Jesus … gave himself for us … to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Titus 2:13-14

March 30, 2011

The Golden Chain

Romans 8:28-30
Those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son …
Romans 8:29

March 29, 2011

With Actions and in Truth

1 John 3:16-24
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18

March 28, 2011

What Kind of Love?

John 15:9-17
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
John 15:13

March 27, 2011

Do You Love Me?

John 21:15-17
“Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
John 21:15

March 26, 2011

Love

Matthew 22:34-40
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart …’ And … ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Matthew 22:37-39

March 25, 2011

A Cross in Your Future

Luke 14:25-33
“Whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”
Luke 24:27

March 24, 2011

The Biggest Loser

Matthew 10:37-42
“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
Matthew 10:39

March 23, 2011

The Wisdom of God

John 12:20-29
“[If] a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies … it produces many seeds.”
John 12:24

March 22, 2011

It Takes a Community

1 John 4:11-18
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12

March 21, 2011

A Smile and Outstretched Hands

1 John 4:7-11
God … sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:9

March 20, 2011

Adoption

Romans 8:12-17
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves … rather, the Spirit … brought about your adoption …
Romans 8:15

March 19, 2011

God Demonstrates His Love

Romans 5:6-8
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

March 18, 2011

Count Yourselves Dead

Romans 6:11-14
Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:11

March 17, 2011

Crucified With Christ

Romans 6:5-10
We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with.
Romans 6:6

March 16, 2011

Baptized Into His Death

Romans 6:1-4
Don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:3

March 15, 2011

A Wicked Question

Romans 6:1-8
Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means!
Romans 6:1-2

March 14, 2011

Ex-Convicts, but Not Model Citizens

Galatians 2:15-21
I have been crucified with Christ … The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God.
Galatians 2:20

March 13, 2011

Jekyll and Hyde and You

Ephesians 4:17-24
You were taught … to put off your old self … and to put on the new self, created to be like God …
Ephesians 4:22-24

March 12, 2011

Like Soldiers or Simon?

Matthew 27:19-24, 32-36
“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.
Matthew 27:22

March 11, 2011

No Condemnation

Romans 8:1-4
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1

March 10, 2011

Triply Condemned

Galatians 3:10-14
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us …
Galatians 3:13

March 9, 2011

The Substitute

Isaiah 53:1-6
We all, like sheep, have gone astray … and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6

March 8, 2011

Confusion Around the Cross

John 10:14-18
“I lay down my life… No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.”
John 10:17-18

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