Basic Gospel Archive

Death Has No Hold on Us

Mon Mar 2, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

All of us need hope in this world. It's a dark place and any hope the world gives is empty. There's simply nothing that can anchor us in this world. But in Jesus Christ we find an anchor for our soul. This month we're going to be discussing the reality of the hope of Christ. Peter declares in Acts 2:22-24 "...God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him..." And as those raised with Christ death has no hold on us either.

  • How can I reconcile Proverbs 26:4 and 5 "Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him." vs. "Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes."
  • Nadia shares with us: "I've always had this fear of death and what came after. Thanks for clearing this up for me. A weight has been lifted."
  • If Ananias and Sapphirra were under grace, why were they killed for lying?
  • Why do I have such a deep and profound belief in God, but I feel like life is just painful and meaningless?

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Categories: Bible Faith Emotions/Depression

We Stand as Forgiven People

Fri Feb 27, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

The heart and soul of the Gospel message is the New Covenant. The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the center piece of the Christian life. Because of this we stand as forgiven people before the throne of God.

  • What does someone have to do to be filled with the Holy Ghost?
  • What is the true meaning of the forgiveness found in the New Testament?
  • Alan calls to say "Thanks for program".
  • So many believers try to live without the power of the Holy Spirit that lives within them.

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Rest in the New Covenant

Thu Feb 26, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Andrew Farley, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

The law has not died and we are living in the New Covenant.

  • How can you live apart from the law? Romans 7.
  • 1 John 5:3 Does God want us to keep His commandments today? What are God's commands?
  • Are there earthly consequences for sin?
  • How do I live for God? Where does godliness come from?
  • Can a believer in Christ keep all the laws?
  • What about Ananias and Sapphira? Why did they die?
  • Col 2:16 Should we keep the Sabbath today? Have no more relationship with the law and live in a spiritual rest.

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Categories: Law Bible Christian Living

Knowing The Victory We Have

Wed Feb 25, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Knowing we are dearly loved by God

  • How does God correct us? Does God ever condemn us? Does God ever accuse us? Knowi the victory we have in Christ and that God is always for you.
  • Has the New Covenant been made with Jews or Gentiles? John 10:16
  • Can a homosexual have a relationship with God? 2 Cor. 5:18 God does not give us a self improvement program.

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Categories: Christian Living New Covenant

Controlled by the Love of God

Tue Feb 24, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

What does it mean to be controlled by the Spirit? It means to be controlled by the love of God. And when we're controlled by the love of God we will see that played out in our relationships. As a believer we're always indwelt with God's Spirit, but that doesn't mean we're always controlled by the Spirit. And when we're not controlled by the Spirit we can turn to God to let Him teach us how to be controlled by His love.

  • Is the Song of Solomon talking about Jerusalem or a woman?
  • Chris is still unsure of his salvation.
  • Diane's health problems make her concerned for her salvation and she isn't sure where God is in this situation.

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Categories: Bible Salvation

How to Love Your Wife

Mon Feb 23, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher

If you want to know what God is asking of you as far as marriage is concerned, the answer is in Ephesians 5:25-33. Love your wife. God has called you to love your wife as Christ loved the church. That means that we must examine how Christ loved the church. This kind of love isn't something we can do on our own, through human effort. As we learn to abide in Christ, to walk by faith, the love we will express to our wives is a love that is patient, kind, not envious or jealous, does not boast, isn't self-seeking, doesn't rejoice in evil. It's a love that rejoices in truth, that hopes the best, believes the best, a love that perseveres. Men, our marriages are a reflection of the great love Christ has for the church. Listen for practical insight straight from the Word of God!

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Categories: Love Marriage/Divorce

His Great Love for Us

Fri Feb 20, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

We see the Gospel message in Ephesians 2:1-10. Why did Jesus come to die? Because of you and me. In verse 4 and 5 we read, "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved." The Gospel is life. We who were dead in sin have been made alive in Christ.

  • Is Matthew 24:13 for us today or just for those in Jesus' time?
  • Is the grace of God only applicable to the spiritual or does does it apply to our physical lives as well?
  • What is the difference between our spirit and our soul?
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  • Do atheists hold themselves accountable for anything? Do they realize their part of the destruction of mankind?
  • Why don't some churches not celebrate the Lord's Supper every week?

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Categories: Bible Grace Christian Living Theology

The Only Thing That Counts

Thu Feb 19, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Galatians 5:6 "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." All to often we put importance on people's standing in life. But the reality is that those things don't really matter. What matters is our faith in Christ expressed in love.

  • Eugene compares Old and New Testament worship. One is external. The other is internal.
  • Did Jesus know that God was His Father at age 12 when He spoke in the Temple?
  • Can a single person marry a divorced person?
  • LaVonna shares her understanding of Jesus' visit to the Temple.
  • Did the Israelites think of God as their Father?

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Categories: Faith Jesus Christ Marriage/Divorce

I No Longer Live...

Wed Feb 18, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

Galatians 2:20 is really the heart and soul of the Gospel. "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." There's the Gospel message in the most succinct description of the Christian life. God is spelling His love out in us by living His life through us. So what's our role... to walk by faith in Christ.

  • What does it mean to pray in the Holy Ghost?
  • What is the difference between speaking in tongues and praying in tongues?
  • There is not a new covenant Church in my city can we be ok praising from home?
  • John echoes Galatians 2:20 and adds, "There's nothing like walking with Jesus. He's always there. He gives us life every moment. We are so precious in His sight. There is nothing that can keep me from talking about Jesus."

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Categories: Holy Spirit Christian Living New Covenant Testimonies/Thanks

Christ's Love Compels Us

Tue Feb 17, 2015 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

There's this idea of living the Christian life. But how do we do that? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 "For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again." Everything hinges on the love of Jesus Christ.

  • Concerning the lottery Steve writes, "I always tell those who claim Jesus as savior that if Jesus is not their prosperity they will never be prosperous."
  • Do the 21 Christian's who were martyred this past weekend do they fall under the same blessing that's in Revelation?
  • When we die are we in a sleeping state or do we go immediately to the Lord?
  • What did Jesus mean when He told the rich man to sell all he had and to come and follow Jesus? Do we need to give everything away?
  • What is the difference between tithes and offerings in the Old and New Covenants?
  • Louise asks about King David being a "man after God's own heart" in light of his sins?

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Categories: Christian Living End Times Heaven Identity/Self Image Sin