Basic Gospel Archive

Citizen of Heaven

Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

We have this wonderful new identity in Jesus Christ and it's ours because He lives. We are join heirs with Him and we have a new citizenship in Heaven. Philippians 3:20 "But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ..." and Colossians 3:1-4 * I was saved in 1992. But recently I don't feel like I'm saved. I feel like I have to be born again, again. Can you help? * Are you saying women can't be pastors? * Why would a believer who commits murder go to Heaven? * I'm worried about whether my dad will go to Heaven or not.

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Categories: Testimonies/Thanks Salvation Apologetics

No Longer I...

Fri Sep 19, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Jeannie Thompson

Today we welcome a special guest, our own Jeannie Thompson. Jeannie is retiring today, but in reality she will become our number one volunteer. Jeannie shares that it's the love and grace of Jesus Christ it's nothing that I do. "I can't wait to see what the Lord teaches me tomorrow. I was raised in a Christian home and I knew that He saved me, but I didn't have a personal relationship with Jesus. Galatians 2:20 has always been a foundational verse for me." * Many early church fathers believed that one could lose their salvation based on 2 Peter 2. If what they believe is true, how can anyone have any hope? * Is there a difference of the prophecies between the prophet Nahum and Jonah? * Gil encourages us with Psalm 119:71, 67 "It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees." "Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word."

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Categories: Salvation Old Covenant Bible

Seated With Christ

Thu Sep 18, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

How are we in Christ? What does it mean to be seated with Christ? Know that we are in Him and He is in us and that is our spiritual geography. * Do we have all authority today? Whatever we ask in His name, will we have it? Stick to what the Bible says and know our authority is to point people to Christ * Can we get kicked out of Heaven? Hebrews 9 We are saved completely. The enemy will be destroyed * Can we fall from Heaven like Satan? God will not kick out His children. One day we will be "Absent from the body and present with Him"

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Categories: New Covenant Bible

In Christ

Wed Sep 17, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

What does it mean to be in Christ? How is the resurrected life of Christ expressed today? Which covenant do we live in today? Listen and find that Christ is alive and well in all believers. * Why does God hate the cowardly? Hebrews 10:39 Are they people who shrink away from Christ? * Are unbelievers under a curse? What is our real condition apart from Christ? What will you do with Jesus? What is the unpardonable sin? * What is your position on Freemasons? * Hebrew 12 Without holiness you cannot see God? Respond to God by faith and know that you have been made holy. Hebrews 10:10 * What are the qualifications of a Pastor? Can a women be a Pastor? Should women have authority over men and what does it mean?

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Categories: Bible Salvation Christian Living

The Righteousness that Only Christ can Give

Tue Sep 16, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Because Jesus Christ is alive so many things are true of us that weren't before. We go from death in Adam to life in Christ. Philippians 3:7-9 "...whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith" * I have a friend who believes you can't enter Heaven if you commit suicide because there is no chance to repent. * What is repentance? * I was saved many years ago and committed adultery. I divorced my wife and remarried. Am I now in perpetual adulterous relationship with my new wife? * Who is the writer speaking to in 1 John 1:5-10?

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Categories: Forgiveness/Repentance Christian Living Bible

No Condemnation in Christ

Mon Sep 15, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

When we came into this world, we were in Adam - surrounded by sin and death, and when we received Christ, we were born again into the family of God through His Holy Spirit. We've been into righteousness... into the Kingdom of God. So what does this mean to us when we sin? Now that we've been moved out of Adam and into Christ, there is no condemnation. * What was the first language God spoke to man? * I struggle with the idea of joining a local church. I believe that fellowship with others would help, but what can I do? * Where does the Bible state "anyone who loves this world..."? 1 John 2

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Categories: Sin Bible Christian Living

Identity - Who are You?

Fri Sep 12, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Who are you? Are you an adult, a parent, a child, a businessman or woman? There are many labels we wear in the world. We tend to identify ourselves by what we do. But God sees us as either dead in sin or alive in Christ. And why is this so important? Understanding that truth about our identity in Christ frees us to live as we truly are. * Can you develop an illness as a result of sin? * Can tattoos be supported Biblically? * Tom calls to talk about the his church leaders' concern about teaching Biblical creation.

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Categories: Sin Christian Living

Anchored to the Truth

Thu Sep 11, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

It's a historic day in America. It's a sad day. 13 years ago today the curtain was lifted and we witnessed the evil of men perpetrated against other men. I remember being on the air that day and a call from a lady who wondered what if it were her in one of the towers and she came to the Lord that day. Right now someone is being saved. Today is the day they hear the Gospel and become anchored to truth. * Chris calls to talk about his struggle with the assurance of his salvation. * I've been struggling with faith. I know you don't conjure it up. Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." store.basicgospel.net/product/CDTF.html * I wanted to encourage Chris and let him know that his cigarette smoking has nothing to do with his salvation. I came to the realization that God didn't want me to smoke and I simply had to give it over to God.

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Categories: Salvation Faith Testimonies/Thanks

Christ in You and You in Christ

Wed Sep 10, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

We want an answer to the question, "who are we". We look for answers all over. But we really don't have an identity until we come to Christ. Today we look at once aspect of our identity is we are in Christ and He is in us. What does that mean? Andrew shares the picture of the Russian Matryoshka dolls... each nested within another. * Andrew will be in Louisville Kentucky Sept. 20-21 graceheartland.org/ * I feel that people are trying to take away my identity. They alienate me and want nothing to do with me. What can I do? * Is our human spirit completely dead or just dead to God?

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Categories: Identity/Self Image Holy Spirit

My Presence Will Go With You

Tue Sep 9, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

There's a wonderful story in the book of Exodus 33:13-17 where Moses is shown the glory of God. "If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways... The Lord replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'" What does it mean to be a child of God? It means that Jesus is in you. He's with you 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. * I struggle with my witness at work. Jesus said, "If you deny me, I will deny you." How does this apply to me under grace? * Can you explain Genesis 6:4 "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown." * What is the difference between the current Jews and Palestinians?

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Categories: Testimonies/Thanks Bible Christian Living