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 Christmas ThreadDecember 21 , 2018

Christmas Remixed

Jesus Christ’s birth is the beginning of his triumph over evil and at Christmas, we can celebrate his victory as well as his birth.

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The Christmas ThreadDecember 14 , 2018

The Covenant Fulfilled

Explore the whispers of Christmas in Genesis, the Prophets, Luke, and Hebrews to grasp the magnitude of God’s grace in Christ’s birth and the importance of remembering God’s covenant at Christmas.

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The Christmas ThreadDecember 6 , 2018

Joy to the World

As we continue to anticipate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ this Advent season, let’s examine the Psalms to learn what his coming will bring and what it means for us and for the world.

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The Christmas ThreadNovember 30 , 2018

A Savior Foretold

The Bible's first hint of Christmas comes while Adam and Eve are still in the Garden of Eden.

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I Belong to JesusNovember 23 , 2018

I Belong: So I Live for Him

Gain a better understanding about why belonging to Jesus means, with the Holy Spirit’s help, we’ll be willing and ready to live for him.

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I Belong to JesusNovember 16 , 2018

I Belong: Therefore, He Watches Over Me

Receive biblical assurance that no matter your circumstances, God watches over you because you belong to Jesus Christ.

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I Belong to JesusNovember 9 , 2018

I Belong: Because He Paid My Debts

Discover why belonging to Jesus brings freedom not oppression and why belonging to Jesus gives us certainty and comfort.

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I Belong to JesusNovember 2 , 2018

I Belong: Completely and Forever

Find out why the Bible says belonging to Jesus is true freedom and discover the comfort and strength that you possess knowing God cares about every bit of you, forever.

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The BeginningOctober 26 , 2018

The Tower of Babel

This effort to build a tower to the heavens speaks about our human motivation and need for God, while his intervention in this story points to God’s ultimate plan for all nations.

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The BeginningOctober 19 , 2018

The Flood

Study the story of the Flood again to remember the grave reality of sin, discover the true heart of God, and witness the dawning of his covenant grace.

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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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