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 BeginningOctober 12 , 2018

Cain and Abel

Discover what the Bible's first story of jealousy and murder communicates to us about God's grace, human emotion, worship, righteousness, and faith.

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The BeginningOctober 5 , 2018

The Fall

It may seem like the purpose of Genesis 3 is to provide an explanation for humanity’s ugly side and the world’s brokenness; yet at its core, we’ll discover proof of God’s love for his people through it all.

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The BeginningSeptember 28 , 2018

Creation

As Christians, we believe the Bible tells the story of all creation. Together we study our shared history to remember our identity and purpose as God’s created people.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingAugust 17 , 2018

God Answers Job

See how God answers Job's lament, and discover what God’s response teaches us about why bad things happen to good people.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingAugust 10 , 2018

Choosing Hope in Suffering

When we have every right to lament and despair, what is the source for our continued hope? Listen to Job’s laments, and find out what he declares is the source of his continued hope at a time when all hope seems lost.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingAugust 3 , 2018

Consoling the Suffering

Studying the efforts of Job’s friends as they endeavor to comfort him helps us be aware of where we might run into trouble in similar circumstances. It also shows us how we can more faithfully represent God and more lovingly comfort the suffering.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingJuly 27 , 2018

Is God Punishing Me?

As Job’s friends enter into his suffering, they too try to explain why bad things happen to good people. In their explanations, we recognize many of the same rationalizations and questions we have as we try to make sense of undeserved suffering.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingJuly 20 , 2018

Why, God, Why?

The story of Job gives us a place to wrestle with one of life’s most difficult questions: the problem of suffering. It also reassures us that it’s possible to maintain a strong faith, even as we express these questions and lament our circumstances to God.

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Jesus: the Lion and the LambJuly 13 , 2018

Jesus, the Lamb

Discover why this Revelation image of a slain lamb bears fierce and powerful significance for us as individuals and as the Church.​

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Jesus: the Lion and the LambJuly 6 , 2018

Jesus, the Lion

The Revelation image of Jesus as a lion reveals a great deal about Jesus Christ's identity and provides believers immense comfort in the storms of life.

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The Fruit of the SpiritJune 29 , 2018

The Fruit of Self-Control

Why is self-control considered a fruit of the Spirit? Does bearing the fruit of self-control mean Christians live boring, passion-less lives? ​Discover God's definition of self-control and what it means for how we live in God's good world.

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The Fruit of the SpiritJune 22 , 2018

The Fruit of Gentleness

Recognizing the connection between gentleness, our salvation, and God's kingdom leads us to discover real power inherent in the spiritual fruit of gentleness—a power that in turn gives great strength to our witness and testimony to God's work in our lives.

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