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 LifeFebruary 12 , 2021

Fellowship

Intentional fellowship is a valuable practice for cultivating our faith.

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Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: Healthy Habits for LifeFebruary 5 , 2021

Reconciliation

Studying scripture helps us better understand the spiritual discipline of reconciliation and how our reconciliation with God impacts our ability to be peacemakers.

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Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: Healthy Habits for LifeJanuary 29 , 2021

Prayer

Examine the rich tradition of prayer found in scripture to better understand and learn to cultivate this important spiritual discipline.

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Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: Healthy Habits for LifeJanuary 22 , 2021

Confession

Discover why confessing our sins leads to healing and spiritual health and benefits our relationship with God.

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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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