Basic Gospel Archive

The Unpardonable Sin

Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

What is the unpardonable sin? Andrew, Bob, and Richard discuss this troublesome topic. * I've been attending a church where all are welcome. But I'm confused since the female pastor married her female partner. * Angelo calls to say, "Thank you. I really understood the grace message yesterday like I never have before." * Should we pray to God or Jesus? * What is the "unworthy manner" in 1 Corinthians 11 concerning the Lord's Supper?

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Faith - part 2

Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

In this special teaching edition of Basic Gospel, we look at the "how of faith" - how we grow in our faith and how it impacts daily life. First and foremost, we need to keep our eyes on Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith. We need to see His love as demonstrated at the Cross, then His power in His resurrected life. That same resurrection power lives in us - we are infused with the Holy Spirit. And we begin to see His purpose which is always for our best and our benefit. Then, we need to seek the mind of Christ through the Word of God. The Holy Spirit will reveal the meaning of Scripture to us when we are ready to receive it and He will show us how to apply it to our daily life. Finally, we will begin to work out what God has worked in us, allowing the 'river of life' to break down the dams of resistance we have built and overflow from us to others. We will see this inner working in all areas of our life, including forgiving ourselves, forgiving others, seeking forgiveness from people we have wronged, and we will become willing to give our time, talents and resources from the heart in order to advance the message of God's love and grace.

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Faith - part 1

Wed Oct 29, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer and Bob Davis join together for this special teaching edition of Basic Gospel. They explore the "how" of faith - how our faith begins, how it matures, and how it manifests in our life. Based on 1 John 12, Bob identifies three stages of faith. The first stage is Rest and Security - understanding that our sins have been forgiven and the truth of Romans 8 which says "nothing can separate us from the love of God". The second stage is Victory - it is our maturing faith that allows us to sense the Word of God directing our steps, enabling us to overcome life's trials and temptations. The third stage is Purpose - our faith fulfills God's purpose, to become a reflection of God's goodness, glory, grace, forgiveness and love in this world. Enjoy this special teaching edition!

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Interview with Dave Bish

Tue Oct 28, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Dave Bish, pastor of Tri-County Church in DuBois, PA, joins us on this broadcast. Dave's a dynamic and passionate leader who has encouraged his community to "do church differently". Grace is the center point of his ministry and the person of Jesus Christ is the role model for how they conduct themselves. Dave says "Jesus didn't just TEACH the Word of God. He was, and is, the Word of God. His very life is the expression of what grace looks like in flesh and blood." Tri-County Church operates under this principle: Church is the people of God expressing the character of God. Jesus didn't say "Go to Church"; He said "Be my witnesses, come to me, follow Me, love your neighbor, make disciples, deny yourself and follow me". One program they have at Tri-County is "Church Without Walls". One weekend per year, instead of a church "service" they become a church "serving" their community. This successful event helps the church body get a taste of what it truly means to "be" the church. Dave is also the author of "I Don't Go to Church - I Am the Church", available HERE tinyurl.com/ojz87pl

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Can I Sit at Your Table?

Mon Oct 27, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

One of the most awkward times for the kid is the lunchroom. They're wondering which table to approach and to what group they belong. Wanting to belong is a lifetime issue. If we understand our identity in Christ we have a new identity we can hold fast to. Even Peter found himself looking for the "right table" to sit at. Galatians 2:11-14 "...before certain men came from James, he (Peter) used to eat with the Gentiles..." * I heard a pastor say, "if you are poor, you don't have to tithe ten percent". Is this true? * A friend of mine who knows the Gospel chooses to study with Jehovah's Witnesses. I find this troubling. * Why did Ananias and Sapphira die? * Thanks for your ministry. * Under the New Covenant how are we to fast and pray?

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We Have Life in His Name

Fri Oct 24, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Through Jesus' shed blood, He ratified the New Covenant and ushered in a new way, a new order. And that's what defines the church. When God looks upon this planet He sees the body of believers--those who have believed in Christ. When we think of church, we think of the local assembly. A recent survey concerning the health of their church states that unhealthy churches are weak in discipleship and evangelism. I think the reason we're weak in this is because we're weak on the message. * Please explain how we are invited to be bold in our faith and challenge those who don't believe? * Why does the Bible say "whosoever believes shall be saved" but in another place "not all who call Me Lord are mine"?

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Categories: Apologetics

Interview with Pete Briscoe

Thu Oct 23, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Pete Briscoe

Our special guest today is Pete Briscoe, Senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible in Carrollton, TX, as well as being part of Telling the Truth with his parents. Pete grew up in the message of grace and yet he had to come to his own grace awakening later in life. Grace teaches us that Christ is doing His work in and through us - it is not us doing the work for Him. All of us can relate to Pete's story! Pete says "The church is magnificent - a great God idea." The church is those who have the life of Christ coming together in community. The church's true mission. is to take the message of Christ to the whole world. Pete is passionate about communicating the indwelling life of Christ. benttree.org/ and tellingthetruth.org

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New Covenant - New Promises

Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

When you and I are born again Jesus lives through us by His Spirit. When Jesus died He ushered in the New Covenant. And we are children of the New Covenant. Hebrews 8:10-12 "This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord..." * The purpose of pastors, elders, and other leaders is to equip the saints to carry our the work of the ministry. * What would you say to those who say we need to keep the Old Testament law?

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Categories: Christian Living Heaven Law End Times

A Life Giving Body

Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

We've defined the church as the people of God who have been baptized in the body of Christ by the Spirit. The body of Christ is also defined by the New Covenant and in this corporate body we really get the picture of the church. * I tell believers they can't lose their salvation. They have to believe that Jesus alone can save them. Am I on the right track? * Please explain 1 Corinthians 9:27 "No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." * Is there anything Biblical about "holy laughter"? * Is Jesus just an angel? * Are the Old Testament saints in the Book of Life?

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Categories: Christian Living Jesus Christ Bible Apologetics

Interview with John Lynch

Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, John Lynch

John Lynch, teaching pastor at Open Door Fellowship in Phoenix AZ, joins us today on the broadcast. John is one of the most engaging speakers on the planet and is the author of a powerful book, On My Worst Day. John relates how the grace of God became a reality in his life as, years ago, he began to teach through Ephesians. He realized that his moralistic theology would not be able to explain the truths of the first 3 chapters. He felt safe enough in his church community to explore what he really believed and to let the truths of grace, identity in Christ and New Covenant belief bring him into a new understanding. Far from perfect people in a perfect building, John believes that the true church is open, welcoming, and transparent in the disappointment, failures and messiness we all experience.

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