Basic Gospel Archive

Your Identity in Christ - Part 2

Fri Nov 28, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

In today's broadcast, we continue looking at 42 encouraging verses from Scripture. We are called to give thanks in all circumstances. How do we do that? We rest in truth. We may feel all sorts of things. Life may have hit us hard. But it doesn't change the truth that we so many things to be thankful for. We may feel all sorts of things, but we can rest in these truths - God loves us, He cares for us, Jesus died to take away our sins, Jesus was raised from the dead and has come to live inside of us, and He is with us right at this very moment. Regardless of our circumstance, these 42 hope-filled truths will flood your heart with hope and thanksgiving.

Listen Now

Your Identity in Christ - Part 1

Thu Nov 27, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

In this Thanksgiving special edition of Basic Gospel, Bob draws our attention to the word of God - in particular, 42 hope filled verses about who we are in Christ. Sometimes life hits us hard and hurts us deeply. We may get depressed, anxious, fearful, angry, lonely or experience a sense of emptiness. In those times, it's hard to feel thankful; yet, that's exactly what God calls us to do. Today, we turn your attention to 42 hope-filled truths that will overflow your heart with an attitude of thanksgiving. 42 verses that you can turn to again and again when circumstances threaten to steal your joy.

Listen Now

Give Thanks!

Wed Nov 26, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

On Thanksgiving Eve, Bob discusses the good news of Jesus Christ. Of any and all things we have, it's the gospel story that should generate the most thankfulness. If not for the gospel story, we would still be dead in our transgressions with no hope. But God so loved us that he sent his only son so that we should not perish but have everlasting life. That truth should overflow our hearts with thankfulness. Jesus had to become one of us, he had to die, he had to be buried, and he had to rise again so that we could be saved. Titus 3 contains an incredible explanation of the "why" of the gospel message. He has blessed you with every spiritual blessing. Give thanks! * Brad calls to share why he's thankful * How do you explain the Trinity? * What does Hebrews 10:25 mean? "not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Listen Now

Categories: Testimonies/Thanks Apologetics Bible

Thankfulness in the Midst of Trials

Tue Nov 25, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

In the midst of our hard times we need to have an attitude of thankfulness. That doesn't mean we're thankful for our troubles, but that we're thankful for what God has given us. * Is Revelation 2:4 "Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. " for churches today? * Is it wrong to share in the Lord's Supper where they believe the elements are His body and blood? * What does it mean to "abide in Christ's teachings"? * Is eternal life for after deah? * What happens when we die?

Listen Now

Categories: Bible Apologetics Jesus Christ Heaven

Focus on The One Who Fed 5,000

Mon Nov 24, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Today I want to focus on positive things can go to pieces in days. In John 6 Jesus has been healing and doing miracles and we read about one of the greatest miracles ever--the feeding of the 5,000. After this He goes to pray and later walks on water to the disciples. And yet when He spoke to the crowd plain truths about Himself, many walked away. * What does Jesus mean by "take up your cross and follow me"? * God said He would never leave us of forsake us, but in the midst of being out of work and not being able to make the rent it's hard to believe. * Lisa calls to share that she learned God accepts her right where she is... that she doesn't need to be perfect for God to accept her.

Listen Now

Categories: Bible Christian Living Testimonies/Thanks

Turning Fear Into Faith

Fri Nov 21, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

How do we turn fear into faith? * How does the Gospel impact our embarrassment? * I get very confused when I listen to so many different people preaching the Gospel. I know God loves me. But I always feel inadequate. How do I escape this? * Tim calls to share what he's learned listening to "The Breakout". * Please explain Hebrews 10:26-29 concerning our role in salvation? * Dan calls to encourage those suffering from depression and anxiety.

Listen Now

Categories: Emotions/Depression Identity/Self Image Testimonies/Thanks Bible

He Delivers You

Thu Nov 20, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

One of the things that truly separate us from all created beings are our emotions. And we want to know what to do with those trying emotions when they arise. So often we find ourselves in the pit of self-pity and this is where we are most vulnerable to sin. This is where we have to protect ourselves by shifting our minds to "Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!". * Nick shares his path from depression to normality. * If I give into temptation does Jesus still love me? * Are you familiar with Mary Baxter? * Does God predestine some for Heaven and others for Hell according to Romans 9:19-21?

Listen Now

Categories: Emotions/Depression Jesus Christ Apologetics Bible

Be Filled With the Spirit

Wed Nov 19, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Ephesians 5:18 "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit" So often in life we try to control the outcome, but when we try to control the situation we find out we're not in control. So the question is "who's in control"? * What happens when we die? Do we have get our new body? * How do you explain the pastor who recently died in a plane crash? * Did Jesus brothers want Him to be killed in John 7? * What does the Scripture mean by "Not all who call me Lord will enter the Kingdom"? Matthew 7 * What is the "Key of David" in Revelation 3:7? * Please explain 1 Corinthians 10:21 "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons."

Listen Now

Categories: Heaven Christian Living Jesus Christ Bible

Fear and Anger

Tue Nov 18, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

The fact that Jesus Christ is alive means He can speak into your situation and bring help to your situation. He is God. He spoke and the world came into being. If He can do that He can speak to your problems as well. * So often fear leads to anger. But what is the source of that fear? What is the answer to the fear? * What is the reality of Heaven? * I'm in the middle of a situation that leading me to anger and depression. How do I deal with this? * Please explain Matthew 16:28 "Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Listen Now

Categories: Heaven Emotions/Depression Bible

Emotions - Can We Trust Them?

Mon Nov 17, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis

Can we trust our emotions? We all have emotions. We all feel. It's part of our humanity. We like to engage in things that produce emotions. But can we trust them for making decisions in any give situation. * When is a believer filled with the Holy Spirit? * When is a believer filled with the Holy Spirit? Galatians 5:6 "...The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." * Ephesians 4:11 Who is the "some" in this passage? * How do I respond to those who are hostile to you as a believer?

Listen Now

Categories: Baptism Bible Apologetics