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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.
Sermons

The Promise of Salvation

Read: Luke 23:32-43 Here we can see salvation reduced to its simplest terms. Stripped down to essentials, this is what it’s all about. It’s about a request and a promise. The

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Abraham: The Sign of a Covenant

Read: Genesis 15:1-21, Genesis 17:1-16, Romans 4:3-8 So Abraham shows us the very way of salvation. God’s covenant relationship with us is based on his grace, to which we respond with faith, or

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Abraham: Blessed to Be a Blessing

Read: Genesis 12:1-3, Isaiah 42:1, 6-7 The blessings God gives us are intended to be shared with all, beginning with the inestimable blessing of salvation from sin and including all

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Abraham: A Friend of God

Read: Genesis 12:1-4, Isaiah 41:8 The call of Abraham marks the launching of God’s plan to eventually bring blessing to all of the earth’s peoples, and it all started with God’s decision

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Nicodemus

Read: John 3:1-17 Just like currency, language can suffer from inflation, but it’s no exaggeration to say that John 3 is the most important chapter in the Bible. Here’s the story of one

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Good News for the Poor

Read: Luke 4:14-21, 24-28 At the beginning of his public ministry Jesus explained the work he had come to do using words from the prophet Isaiah. That work was all about

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The Macedonian Call

Read: Acts 16:9-12, 16-23 For more than 1500 years, Christianity has been considered to be a “western” or European religion. But it’s not. Christianity is the faith of all—whether European or

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A Song of the Goodness of God

Read: Psalm 34:1-22 “God is great, and God is good . . .” That brief phrase says just about all we need to know about God. But what exactly does it

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John the Baptist: The Forerunner

Read: Matthew 3:1-12 The last of the Old Testament prophets was also the first character in the story of Jesus’ ministry. His name was John the Baptist, and his mission was

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