Basic Gospel Archive

Christ is Our Holiness

Fri Jan 30, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

Christ is our holiness. So often we miss this. We seek holiness in our own efforts missing the face that Christ is our holiness. The fruit of the Spirit comes from a place of spiritual rest. If you're striving for holiness there's no way you can rest.

  • I talked to a Catholic priest that said they believed in grace, but I never heard that from the church. What do you think?
  • Frank shares how Bob and Andrew's books have been such a blessing to him.
  • How does God deal with us as a new creation?

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Categories: Theology Testimonies/Thanks Identity/Self Image

How Do We Live a Holy Life?

Thu Jan 29, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Part of this hear, believe, and live, is living our this Christian life. So how are we to live out this Christian life? Rely upon the grace of God. Many people ask about "holy living". If we live by grace then what will living by the Spirit lead you to do? ...live holy lives. When I trust Jesus to work in me, what will come out is holy living.

  • What is the attitude I'm to have according to Philippians 2:5?
  • What does it mean to "work out your salvation" in Philippians 2:12?
  • Roberto is concerned for his children's salvation.

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Categories: Christian Living Salvation

The Gospel Changes Everything

Wed Jan 28, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Galatians 3:24,25 "Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith." So what role does the law have in a Christian's life?

  • Emily writes: "I have been struggling with the question of how the Mosaic Law fits into our life today as followers of Jesus..."
  • Aren't we supposed to try to keep the commandments?
  • What is the work of the ministry?
  • If we believe it's OK to have two Sabbaths, won't we be double-minded?
  • Is there such a thing as soul sleep?

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Categories: Identity/Self Image Christian Living Old Covenant Heaven

What About the Old?

Tue Jan 27, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Today when we come to faith in Jesus Christ we are placed into the New Covenant. But what do we do with the Old Covenant? What do we do with the Ten Commandments? New Covenant life is not going to be a violation of those ten commandments. New Covenant life will be so much greater than simply following the law. Through the Holy Spirit we can walk in love. And love is the fulfillment of the law.

  • Are there any scriptures that talk about the perfection of the earth creation?
  • Dominic asks about who changed the Sabbath day to Sunday?
  • Paul writes that the law was given to show us our sin.
  • Three Rules for a New and Better Life: http://firstlifethenchange.com/?p=935

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Categories: Theology Apologetics Law

Make Every Effort to Enter That Rest

Mon Jan 26, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

The New Covenant defines our relationship with God. One thing that often comes up when we talk about the New Covenant is the Sabbath. Hebrews 4:9 tells us "There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his."

  • Can you pick which day of the week to call the Sabbath?
  • Are you saying the Sabbath is no longer relevant for the Christian?
  • My 7th Day Adventist friend makes me feel guilty over the day I go to church.

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Categories: Old Covenant

Holy in All You Do

Fri Jan 23, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Andrew Farley, Bob Davis

Yesterday we talked about how in the New Covenant we've been holy because He is holy. In 1 Peter we read: "just as He who called you is holy, be holy in all you do". So how do our everyday lives take on the this holiness?

  • Bob asks Andrew, "Was holiness a driving force in your life?"
  • It's so important to remember that the Scriptures speak to how God sees you.
  • New Covenant Journey Study Guide http://store.basicgospel.net/product/BNCJ.html
  • Are there generational curses?

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Categories: Christian Living Testimonies/Thanks

Sanctified

Thu Jan 22, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Andrew Farley, Bob Davis

All month we've been talking about our favorite subject—The New Covenant. There are many misconceptions about this covenant and one of those is sanctification. In Hebrews 10:10 we read "And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." As God's children we have been sanctified.

  • How does being made holy speak to this inner war that rages within and allow us to claim victory?
  • Does speaking in tongues make us set apart?
  • How do you put on the full armor of God?
  • William calls concerning the New Covenant and whether it's a living covenant.
  • Is Isaiah writing about after the coming Christ in chapters 1 and 2?

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Categories: Christian Living New Covenant End Times

The First Promise

Wed Jan 21, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis

The resurrected Christ changes our trajectory. We go from death to life. We find that what we now have in Christ is internal in nature, not external like the law. The first promise of the new covenant states: "I will put my laws in their hearts and I will write them on their minds."

  • Ted writes to say thanks for the broadcast and shares his understanding of salvation.
  • I understand that it is God's will for all people to be saved but I don't understand why God would allow Satan to roam the world and distract and deceive people from salvation.
  • Is prayer to Mary idolatry?

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Categories: Salvation God's Will Theology

Ministers of a New Covenant

Tue Jan 20, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

In 2 Corinthians 3:6 "He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." When you came to Christ by faith you were born again into the Kingdom as a new covenant believer.

  • I have family members who believe we should only eat natural food, not processed. But this has divided our family. What do you think about these issues?
  • Why does Paul say we should "confess with our mouths" that Christ is Lord?
  • Why do we need to believe that God raised Christ from the dead?
  • How do you reconcile a church that teaches tithing along with a New Convenant message?

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Categories: Christian Living Salvation Resurrection New Covenant

All One in Christ Jesus

Mon Jan 19, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

This is a very important day in this country. It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It was an amazing thing to grow up and see the change he brought about. When we see the reality of the New Covenant and how God now treats us we can see our relationships with others in a whole new light. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

  • How did the Apostles understand the "tongues" they were speaking?
  • Do we have the full armor of God at all times?
  • Michael's call reminds us that our fight is not against flesh and blood.

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Categories: Holy Spirit Christian Living