David Bast

Host
Groundwork

Dave Bast retired as the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope in January 2017, after 23 years with the ministry. Prior to his ministry and work at Words of Hope, Dave served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several devotional books. A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, he has also studied at both the Fuller and Calvin seminaries. Dave and his wife, Betty Jo, have four children and four grandchildren. Dave enjoys reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly follows the Detroit Tigers.

Recent Episodes featuring David Bast:

The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveMarch 27 , 2020

I Believe in God, the Son

Dig into the foundational scriptures that give us the confidence to say "I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord" and discover what it all means for how we live our lives.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveMarch 20 , 2020

I Believe in God, the Creator

Examine the scriptures that inform the Christian belief in God as Creator and discover why we can believe in God’s providence, why we can trust God when bad things happen, and why we can find comfort in this belief.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveMarch 13 , 2020

I Believe in God, the Father Almighty

Discover the scriptures that shape our view of God and inform our core beliefs about God’s nature and identity.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveMarch 6 , 2020

I Believe

Examine scripture with us to discover the purpose and function faith statements like the Apostles' Creed have in the life of faith and the value they offer us yet today.

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Jesus' MinistryFebruary 28 , 2020

Jesus Healed

Join us as we examine Jesus’ healing ministry to help us discover why he doesn't heal everyone and better understand how his acts of healing point us to the Kingdom of God.

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Jesus' MinistryFebruary 21 , 2020

Jesus Cast Out Demons

Join us as we study Jesus’ ministry work of casting out demons to uncover his purpose, discover the truth about God’s kingdom and its power today, and to better understand how we should respond to the reality of evil in our own spiritual lives.

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Jesus' MinistryFebruary 14 , 2020

Jesus Preached

Join us as we explore Jesus’ preaching ministry in the Gospels to help us better understand what preaching is, and isn’t, and to discover anew Jesus Christ’s imperative and compelling message about the kingdom of God.

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Jesus' MinistryFebruary 7 , 2020

Jesus Taught

The Gospels repeatedly tell us it was Jesus' teaching that amazed people. Together, let's study both the content and the style of Jesus’ teaching to better understand his message and grow deeper in faith.

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Esther: Living Faithfully in an Unfaithful CultureJanuary 31 , 2020

The Hidden Hand of God

Life's coincidences are much less coincidental that we think. Uncover the hand of God at work in and through the actions of ordinary people in the story of Esther.

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Esther: Living Faithfully in an Unfaithful CultureJanuary 24 , 2020

Courageous Faith in Vulnerable Times

In the story of Esther, we can find assurance of God’s providence and the wisdom we need to courageously continue living faithfully in an unfaithful world.

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Light in a Dark WorldJanuary 17 , 2020

Our Motivation for Morality

Discover why the appearing of Christ’s light and grace in our lives both motivates us and makes it possible for us to do good. ​

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Light in a Dark WorldJanuary 10 , 2020

We are Christ's Light

Discover what being Christ’s light means for how we live our lives and share our faith as followers of Jesus today. ​

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