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Rev. David Bast

Rev. David Bast

Rev. 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.
Devotionals

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Read: John 1:1-14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace

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Devotionals

Silent Night

Read: 1 Timothy 3:14-16 Great . . . we confess, is the mystery of godliness. (v. 16) Of all the Christmas carols ever written, this is one of the best-loved. In the Austrian village

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Devotionals

The Holly and the Ivy

Read: Luke 2:22-35 And a sword will pierce through your own soul also. (v. 35) When Joseph and Mary brought Jesus into the temple to fulfill the requirements of the Law,

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Devotionals

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Read: Titus 2:11-15 . . . the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. (v. 13) This Christmas hymn was originally written in Latin (Adeste Fideles) by an English

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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Read: Philippians 4:4-7 The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything. (vv. 5-6) To understand the message of this jaunty old English carol, the most important thing to

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Devotionals

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? (v. 55) Here is a joyful invitation to celebrate the good news of the Christmas gospel.

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Devotionals

Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Read: Isaiah 40:9-11 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation. (Isa.

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Devotionals

We Three Kings

Read: Matthew 2:1-12 And they fell down and worshiped him. (v. 11) The first line of this familiar carol makes three claims about the magi, and of the three only one

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Devotionals

Let All Mortal Flesh

Read: Isaiah 6:1-6 Let all God’s angels worship him. (Heb. 1:6) With this Christmas hymn we are brought into the worship of the ancient church. “Let All Mortal Flesh” was

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