Books & Studies

Transcripts from past sermons produced by Words of Hope.

Sermons
Rev. David Bast

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

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Rev. David Bast

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.

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Rev. David Bast

Jonah and the Whale

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

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Rev. David Bast

Namaan’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

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Rev. David Bast

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?”

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Rev. David Bast

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!

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Rev. David Bast

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.

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Rev. David Bast

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

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Rev. David Bast

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.

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Rev. David Bast

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.

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Rev. David Bast

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.”

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Rev. David Bast

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