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:

Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: Healthy Habits for LifeJanuary 15 , 2021

Worship

Learn why our pattern of worship matters and how habitually engaging in thoughtful, intentional, and Trinitarian worship is profoundly formative for our faith and life.

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Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: Healthy Habits for LifeJanuary 8 , 2021

Sabbath Rest

Discover how cultivating the time-honored practice of sabbath rest can strengthen our faith and draw us closer into relationship with our Creator God.

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Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: Healthy Habits for LifeJanuary 1 , 2021

Commitment and Discipleship

Study scripture to better understand the spiritual discipline of commitment and learn how we can cultivate the lifelong discipline of following Jesus Christ.

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Questions & AnswersDecember 25 , 2020

Faith Questions We All Ask

“Do we still need the Old Testament or has the New Testament replaced it?” “Does God really love me? If he does, why is my life falling apart?” and “ Will we make it through the pandemic? Where is the hope?” We’ll seek answers to these questions from scripture and be encouraged as we grow stronger in faith together.

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The Incarnation: What it Means and Why it MattersDecember 18 , 2020

Focus on Jesus

Experience anew the great gift of love we receive through Christ’s incarnation and rediscover the good news that through believing in Jesus Christ we are reborn in faith and have eternal life.

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The Incarnation: What it Means and Why it MattersDecember 11 , 2020

Jesus Christ Came with a Purpose

Study Paul’s words to Timothy to deepen your understanding of why the incarnation matters and marvel at the great love that really gives profound meaning to our Advent and Christmas celebrations.

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The Incarnation: What it Means and Why it MattersDecember 4 , 2020

Jesus Willingly Humbled Himself

Study Paul’s message to the Philippians to gain a deeper understanding of the incarnation and what it means to be Christlike.

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The Incarnation: What it Means and Why it MattersNovember 27 , 2020

The Son of God Became Like Us

Discover how the circumstances of Jesus' birth and other small details inform our understanding of Jesus and his rescue mission—the mission that restored relationships and welcomed us into God’s family.

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The Gospel of JohnNovember 20 , 2020

Jesus Christ Restores

Witness an interaction between Jesus and Peter that gives us the hope and courage to love Jesus despite our failings and to trust that Jesus is more than willing to restore us to full relationship with him.

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The Gospel of JohnNovember 13 , 2020

The Final Events of Jesus' Earthly Life

Study the final events of Jesus’ earthly life and believe more fully in him.

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The Gospel of JohnNovember 6 , 2020

Christ Glorified: the Holy Spirit and Growing in Christlikeness

Discover what it really means to abide in Jesus and how we too can grow in Christlikeness as disciples of Jesus Christ today.

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The Gospel of JohnOctober 30 , 2020

Christ Glorified: Love and Humble Sacrifice

As we study the stories about Jesus washing his disciples’ feet and declaring that he is the only way to the Father, we discover the deep love of a God willing to do whatever it takes to save us.

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