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:

Questions & AnswersOctober 25 , 2019

Questions about the Faith of Our Families

Let’s dig into scripture together to discover how we can best encourage and nurture the faith of those we know and love.

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Questions & AnswersOctober 18 , 2019

Questions and Concerns about Faith

Let’s dig into scripture to answer some of your most pressing questions and concerns about personal faith.

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What Does it Mean to Be the Church?October 11 , 2019

We are the Living Temple of God

Cultivate a greater understanding of the relationship God desires to reestablish with us and discover more truth about our identity as God's beloved people.

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What Does it Mean to Be the Church?October 4 , 2019

We are the House of God

​The fundamentals of a well-built house help us to better understand our identity as the Church.

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What Does it Mean to Be the Church?September 27 , 2019

We are the Family of God

Remembering that we, as believers, are members of the family of God encourages us toward reconciliation and reminds us that together we are restored to oneness with God through Jesus Christ.

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What Does it Mean to Be the Church?September 20 , 2019

We are the Bride of Christ

Gain a deeper understanding of the intimate nature of our relationship with God and discover what it means to be united with Christ.

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What Does it Mean to Be the Church?September 13 , 2019

We are the Body of Christ

Believers in the Church learn profound lessons about their identity and how they should function by studying the human body.

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Finding Strength and Support in ScriptureAugust 16 , 2019

Faith and Chronic Pain or Illness

God's Word provides strength and support for those who live with chronic pain or illness and advice for those who want to love and support them.

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Finding Strength and Support in ScriptureAugust 9 , 2019

Faith and Anxiety

Whether anxiety affects your daily life in small ways or big ways, discover how the Bible speaks to our experiences with anxiety and supports us with God’s peace.

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Finding Strength and Support in ScriptureAugust 2 , 2019

Faith and Depression

Whether we experience depression ourselves or we long to offer comfort to someone living with depression, scripture offers us models for supporting and encouraging faith when all hope seems lost.

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Finding Strength and Support in ScriptureJuly 26 , 2019

Faith and Dementia

As we face the realities of dementia, we find promises in God’s Word that strengthen and support our faith as individuals, caregivers, and faith communities.

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The Gospel of MarkJuly 19 , 2019

The Story Continues

Mark's job is done. He has revealed the Son of God and what the Messiah came to do. Yet the story is not over; discover what Mark is calling us to do now.

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