Books & Studies

Transcripts from past sermons produced by Words of Hope.


Persons God Can Be Proud Of

Read: Hebrews 11:13-16 Do you think God is proud of you? Today David Bast concentrates on who we are and who we’d like to be. Often the worst advertisement for Christianity


The Fiery Furnace

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.


Jonah and the Whale

Read: Jonah 1 If I say “Jonah,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? It’s “whale,” isn’t it? “Jonah and the Whale” is what most people think of. But


Naaman’s Story

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

Great Bible Stories

Elijah on Mount Carmel

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?”


How to Kill a Giant

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!


Samuel Hears God’s Call

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.


Gideon’s Army

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


The Walls of Jericho

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 Golden Calf

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.


Crossing the Red Sea

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.”


The Burning Bush

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