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:

Good Friday and Easter in MatthewApril 20 , 2019

Easter: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Do you still have doubts about Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead? You're not alone; even some of the disciples doubted when they encountered their risen Lord and Savior. Find out what changed their doubts to faith.

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Good Friday and Easter in MatthewApril 12 , 2019

Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Know the powerful significance of the cross and how Jesus Christ's sacrifice is indeed good news.

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Judges: God's Enduring CommitmentApril 5 , 2019

A Grim Reality and a Reason to Hope

Judges paints a bleak and selfish picture of humanity and teaches important lessons about leadership and about a God who won’t give up on his people.

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Judges: God's Enduring CommitmentMarch 29 , 2019

Samson and the Riddle of Grace

See God’s grace at work in the story of his imperfect servant Samson and be assured that God’s grace is always bigger than our failures.

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Judges: God's Enduring CommitmentMarch 22 , 2019

Gideon and God's Unconventional Ways

Gideon’s story reminds us that we are not in control and that God can win mighty victories, despite the odds, and in the most unconventional of ways.

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Judges: God's Enduring CommitmentMarch 15 , 2019

Deborah and God's Unlikely Heroes

God can do great things with people who are committed and faithful to him, whether or not they fit the world’s description of a hero.

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Judges: God's Enduring CommitmentMarch 8 , 2019

Our Failures and God's Rescue

Discover a compassionate God who is faithful even when we are faithless.

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Unsung VirtuesMarch 1 , 2019

The Gift of Generosity

Generosity according to biblical guidelines is a spiritual gift; learn how you can be a responsible giver, during all seasons of life.

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Unsung VirtuesFebruary 22 , 2019

The Gift of Service

Find out why caring for the physical needs of fellow citizens and believers is an important part of a Christian’s life.

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Unsung VirtuesFebruary 15 , 2019

The Gift of Mercy

Discover how we can all practice the ordinary virtue of mercy and learn why it qualifies as a unique spiritual gift.

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Unsung VirtuesFebruary 8 , 2019

The Gift of Hospitality

The Bible makes clear that being hospitable to others is an important way we all live out our faith and a particularly special way for some of us to serve God.

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1 ThessaloniansFebruary 1 , 2019

Advice for the Christian Life

Study Paul’s advice for the Christian life so that God’s love in our hearts and Christ’s work in our lives will be evident to all.

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