Books & Studies

Transcripts from past sermons produced by Words of Hope.

Great Bible Stories
Rev. David Bast

Baby Moses

Read: Exodus 2:1-10 Baby Moses, floating in his basket on the Nile, rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter. It’s a cute children’s story, but it carries a grown-up lesson about faith’s power to

Sermons
Rev. David Bast

The Great Confession

Read: Matthew 16:13-16 Who do you say I am? It’s the most important question you will ever answer: who is Jesus Christ? If you need a hint about the answer, stay

Sermons
Rev. David Bast

The Pearl of Great Price

Read: Matthew 13:44-46 What does it profit you if you gain the whole world and forfeit your life? Is there anything in the world that’s worth the price of your soul?

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Rev. David Bast

The Mustard Seed

Read: Matthew 13:31-33 How does the church grow; how does God’s kingdom come? Jesus’ parable of the Mustard Seed offers us a clue about the way God’s work advances in the

Sermons
William C. Brownson

Our Inner Struggle

Read: Romans 7:1-25 What cure can there be for our agonizing inner conflict? Welcome, dear friends, to another in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in the letter

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Rev. David Bast

The Unforgivable Sin

Read: Matthew 12:22-32 Have you ever worried about doing something so bad it could not be forgiven? According to Jesus, there is unforgivable sin, but if you’re worried about it, that

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Rev. David Bast

God’s Chosen Servant

Read: Matthew 12:15-21 As he nears the mid-point of his gospel Matthew sums up Jesus’ ministry—who he was, what he came to do, and how he will do it—by quoting a

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Rev. David Bast

Pray the Lord of the Harvest

Read: Matthew 9:37-38 Biblical Christians realize that Christ has commissioned us to do something about a world of lost people. But we don’t always remember that the first thing he told

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Rev. David Bast

The Compassion of Jesus

Read: Matthew 9:35-36 Your response to the world’s suffering depends on what you force yourself to notice. Thankfully when Jesus looks at a lost world, feels compassion, and then does

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Rev. David Bast

Touched by Jesus

Read: Matthew 8:1-4 The first miracle described in the gospel of Matthew is an amazing demonstration, not just of Jesus’ power, but of his compassionate love. One of the most

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Rev. David Bast

The Song of Simeon

Read: Luke 2:25-35 The Song that the aged Simeon sang as he held baby Jesus in his arms has served as a parting blessing for believers of all ages ever since.

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Rev. David Bast

A Light to the Nations

Read: Isaiah 49:1-6 Missions isn’t just one of many jobs the church does. It’s the reason the church is still in the world. I love church mission conferences and mission emphasis