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 Last Teachings of ChristMarch 31 , 2018

Witness to the Risen Jesus Christ

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! Now what does he desire from us?

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The Last Teachings of ChristMarch 23 , 2018

Stay Alert, Watch, and Be Ready

What did Jesus say about his return? How should we prepare for his coming? Let's see what Jesus taught his disciples shortly before his crucifixion about the end of the world and the best ways to prepare for his anticipated return.

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The Last Teachings of ChristMarch 16 , 2018

The Widow's Offering

Jesus taught his disciples about generosity, sacrifice, and the heart of giving when they observe a widow put her small offering in the Temple offering box. But is Jesus calling us to even more than generous giving with his teaching?

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The Last Teachings of ChristMarch 9 , 2018

Jesus Answers "Gotcha" Questions

As Jesus' popularity increased, religious authorities focused their efforts on discrediting him. Discover the wisdom and truth we gain as Jesus evaded their traps.

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The Last Teachings of ChristMarch 2 , 2018

Parable of the Tenants

Will you acknowledge and accept the Son of God? Are you willing to hear what God has to say? As Jesus Christ approaches his arrest and crucifixion, he offers a foreboding warning about the cost of rejecting him and turning from God.

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The Last Teachings of ChristFebruary 23 , 2018

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

In the final days leading to his crucifixion, Jesus curses a fig tree to teach us a powerful lesson about a life of faith and prayer.

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The Last Teachings of ChristFebruary 16 , 2018

Jesus Cleanses the Temple Courts

Shortly after Jesus arrives in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he visits the Temple. The reality he encounters incites his anger. What he does next astonishes and infuriates the religious authorities, teaches fundamental truths about himself, and profoundly impacts how we live our faith and regard our churches today.

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Epiphany and God's MissionFebruary 9 , 2018

Our Place in God's Mission

When we're discouraged that the message of the gospel isn't being received, no matter our efforts, what are we to do? The Apostle Paul would tell us to continue participating in God's mission and keep preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Epiphany and God's MissionFebruary 2 , 2018

Engaging Culture with the Gospel

God's mission to spread the light of salvation to all nations makes it imperative for us to engage culture. The Apostle Paul's ministry reveals a valuable method and model to help us prepare for and begin these important conversations.

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Epiphany and God's MissionJanuary 26 , 2018

Growth Through Controversy

We might wish God would speak decisively and clearly when it comes to matter of faith, but God continues his mission to spread the light of salvation to all nations even as believers discern their way through disagreements and controversy.

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Epiphany and God's MissionJanuary 19 , 2018

Light for the Nations

We all wish for church growth, but how do we react when it happens in ways that make us uncomfortable?

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Epiphany and God's MissionJanuary 12 , 2018

Beyond Jerusalem

Discover how God’s mission to spread the gospel to the nations unfolds despite the disciples' slow start and even as violence and oppression try to smother the message.

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