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:

Leviticus: How to Live in God's PresenceOctober 2 , 2020

Welcome and Care

​Another major theme found in Leviticus is God’s instruction to Israel to care for the aliens...the immigrants...the strangers living in their midst. Studying these teachings, in the light of our salvation in Christ, can inform our thoughts and behaviors toward non-Christians and vulnerable people in our world today.

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Leviticus: How to Live in God's PresenceSeptember 25 , 2020

Blood, Sacrifices, and Forgiveness

Though we no longer need to offer ritual sacrifices, studying the sacrificial system in Leviticus helps us understand more fully our need for Christ’s ultimate sacrifice and deepens our gratitude for the unimpeded relationship we can have with our God, who lives in our midst, today.

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Leviticus: How to Live in God's PresenceSeptember 18 , 2020

Be Holy

Learn about the "holiness code" and what God's command to“Be holy because I am holy” means for how we live our lives.

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Leviticus: How to Live in God's PresenceSeptember 11 , 2020

A Holy God Lives Among Us

Discover why it is so important for us to acknowledge God’s presence among us and to live our lives according to this wonderful truth.

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Biblical Advice for Living Faithfully in Trying TimesSeptember 4 , 2020

Answer God's Call for Justice

In order to best reflect on the social inequities and the calls for racial justice in our world today, we invite you to turn with us to scripture to better understand the meaning of biblical justice and what that means for our role in pursuing justice as Christians.

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Biblical Advice for Living Faithfully in Trying TimesAugust 28 , 2020

Worship and Fellowship Together

“What is the Church?” Join us as we study scripture to discuss why being in a spiritual community matters and to reflect on our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic as we consider what we’ve learned and what it means for our relationship with God and with his people.

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Biblical Advice for Living Faithfully in Trying TimesAugust 21 , 2020

Trust God's Providence

Scripture provides valuable wisdom to help us understand God’s involvement in our current circumstances, why we can be assured he still cares for us, and why we can confidently continue to put our trust in him.

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Biblical Advice for Living Faithfully in Trying TimesAugust 14 , 2020

Lament: A Faithful Response to Tragedy

As we experience lives altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and we come face to face with the disparity and inequality it has brought to light in our society, scripture helps us engage our faith and acknowledge our reality through lament.

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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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