How to Kill a Giant

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Samuel 17 We all know the story of David and Goliath, but do you know how you can kill the giants you may be facing, giants like sin, discouragement, fear? The answer is, by faith! Most of us can’t remember the first time we heard the story of David and Goliath, but none of us will ever forget it — the menacing figure of boastful Goliath, the heroic courage of young David, the drama building up to …

Samuel Hears God's Call

Rev. David Bast

READ : 1 Samuel 3 Little Samuel was dedicated by his parents to the Lord’s service from the day he was born. He learned an important lesson at a very young age about how to listen to God, and respond. Do you know the wonderful story of the prophet Samuel’s birth? A man called Elkanah and his wife Hannah were devout Israelites who lived near the end of the period of the Judges in the Old Testament. Each year, the …

Gideon's Army

Rev. David Bast

READ : Judges 7 What sort of people does God use to do his work in the world? You don’t necessarily have to be brave, or strong, or gifted. But you do have to be committed to him, and willing to fight for the right. The place was London, the year 1865. A young Methodist preacher named William Booth was beginning a ministry in the dreadful slums of the East End. As he preached, Booth was moved by the appalling …

The Walls of Jericho

Rev. David Bast

READ : Joshua 6 Hebrews 11:30-31 Our walk with God sometimes brings us up against some very big obstacles. But through faith, and obedience, we can see the walls come tumbling down. That’s the lesson Israel learned at Jericho. The exciting story of Israel’s escape from slavery in Egypt is called the Exodus, and it’s told in detail in the Bible book of the same name. The literal meaning of Exodus is “a way out.” This book describes how a …

The Golden Calf

Rev. David Bast

READ : Exodus 32:1-35 It doesn’t take long for Israel to turn away from God in the wilderness. The way God deals with them teaches us to both fear and trust him. Why do bad things happen to good people? There’s a question that has generated a lot of conversation without producing much consensus. But one thing does seem clear. Troubles can show what we’re really made of. Crisis reveals character. “These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote …