David Bast

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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 BelieveMay 22 , 2020

I Believe in Bodily Resurrection and Everlasting Life

Study Scripture to better understand what it means to believe that our bodies too will be resurrected and what we know about everlasting or eternal life.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveMay 15 , 2020

I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins

Discover the scriptures that lead all Christians to declare with the Apostles’ Creed that we believe in “the forgiveness of sins” and what it means for us to accept that gift of forgiveness now.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveMay 8 , 2020

I Believe in the Church, God's Community

Discover why Christians talk about the small c “church” and the big C “Church” and learn why it’s impossible to be a believer without being connected to the body of Christ. ​

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveMay 1 , 2020

I Believe in God, the Holy Spirit

Discover the scriptures that spur Christians to confidently declare with the Apostles’ Creed “I believe in the Holy Spirit.”

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveApril 24 , 2020

I Believe the Son will Judge

Dig into the scriptures with us and discover what we believe will happen when Christ comes again and why believers don’t need to fear Judgment Day.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveApril 17 , 2020

I Believe the Son Ascended to Heaven

Study the foundational passages that lead Christians to believe Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and that help us understand why his ascension is both good for us and a great source of comfort.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveApril 11 , 2020

I Believe the Son has Risen

Jesus Christ was dead, but God the Father raised him from death and he lives. Study the scriptures that teach us this life-changing truth.

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The Apostles' Creed: What Christians BelieveApril 3 , 2020

I Believe in the Son’s Life and Death

Our beliefs about Jesus Christ's life and his death set us apart from all other religions. Study the scriptures that support our beliefs to better understand and appreciate their crucial importance for our faith.

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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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