Retrospective on Words of Hope, Part 2

Rev. David Bast

Lee DeYoung: Welcome to this very special Words of Hope program. Words of Hope has been on the air for 65 years, beginning as Temple Time, and this is the last program in this format because beginning next week the programs will continue but in an entirely new format in a new title called Groundwork. We'll talk more about that. David Bast is with me and Dr. Bill Brownson. David is the current president and broadcast minister of Words of …

Retrospective on Words of Hope, Part 1

Rev. David Bast

Lee DeYoung: Welcome to Words of Hope. This is the first of two special programs as we are now in transition. Two weeks from today, a new format will take place on the air called  Groundwork. In these last two programs, we want to reflect together: David Bast, Words of Hope's President and Broadcast Minister, and his predecessor Dr. Bill Brownson, who served until 1994 and is President Emeritus, and is still heard on the radio programs. At this special …

An Example to Follow

Rev. David Bast

READ : John 13:1-17 The story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet in the Upper Room on the night before he died is more than just an interesting incident. It is both highly instructive and greatly challenging to those of us who claim to be his followers. This is the story of one of Jesus' last acts on earth. It's told in the 13th chapter of the Gospel of John. During supper, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all …

Good News for the World

Rev. David Bast

READ : Acts 10:34-43 The gospel means “Good News.” By listening to the content of the apostle’s preaching as reported in the book of Acts, we can understand why the early Christians chose this word to describe their message. The story of how the gospel reached a Roman soldier named Cornelius is a good example.       There is an interesting character named Cornelius whom we meet in the pages of the New Testament book of Acts. Cornelius was …

Come Lord Jesus!

William C. Brownson

READ : Revelation 22:6-21 The Bible ends with grand invitations: for us to come to Christ, and for Christ to come again.       Think of this friends: Three times in the final chapter of Revelation the risen Lord assures his people, “I am coming soon” (vv. 7, 12, 20). The first two times, it’s “Behold, I am coming soon.” The last one: “Yes” or “Surely I am coming soon!” What are we to make of this, nearly 2,000 …