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Bob Christopher, Andrew Farley, Bob Davis

In the midst of the big issues that we see in this world, believers are asking "what should we do"? Some are fading away. But it's not time to fade away, but to stand for the truth. We look at the problems of the world and beneath all those problems is that they don't know God. Once people know God things will change. Be courageous and deliver the knowledge of God.

  • What was before Heaven and Earth?
  • Michael argues for prayer in school.
  • I continue to struggle with forgiveness for a friend who has passed away.
  • How do I bring someone to Jesus when I struggle with my sin a lot of the time?

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Categories: Bible Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance Jesus Christ

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis

What does it mean to be free as a child of God? Hebrews 7:18, 19 "The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God." John 17:3 "Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."

  • Clay comments about Hebrews 6.
  • What is presumptious sin?
  • Do the two greatest commandments cover the 10 Commandments?
  • Brad encourages other to know the life in Christ like he has.

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Categories: Sin Law Christian Living

Andrew Farley, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Hebrews 618, 19a "God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul..." The Old Covenant is filled with promises man made to God. But man is the worst "promise keepers". But we find in the New Covenant that it is God who keeps the promise and He is the ultimate promise keeper.

  • Is there Scriptural reference for God's promise to babies?
  • Michelle struggles with a recent breakout. She's prayed and prayed, but wonders what she's doing wrong.
  • Are we still accountable to the 10 Commandments?

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Categories: Apologetics Christian Living Law

Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

All month long we've been talking about freedom. I don't think we can talk about it enough, because everything in the world is designed to drive us back to slavery. Ephesians 6:10, 11 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." When you're truly free, you're able to stand.

  • When did the church start believing that when you died you immediately go to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory?
  • Can you please explain: 1 Timothy 5:11-12 in contrast to Colossians 1:23? One seems to say one can leave the faith and the other that one can't be moved from the faith.
  • Maria calls to talk about denying yourself, following Christ, and taking up your cross.

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Categories: Heaven Salvation Christian Living

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

In part two Bob and Richard examine:

  • What is the new covenant about?
  • Why do we need a new covenant?
  • What is the law for?
  • What marked the end of the old and the beginning of the new covenant?
  • What covenant did Jesus live under?
  • Isn't the law there to improve me?
  • Heb.9:22, Heb. 10:1-18 What provides for the forgiveness of sin?
  • How can I fill the void within?

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Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Special teaching on The New Covenant

  • Can we experience the abiding life?
  • What is the purpose of the law?
  • What is the work of Christ in us today?
  • What is the new covenant?
  • Can I have assurance that I am forgiven and saved?
  • The new covenant is God's expression of love.

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Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer

We got a great email today from Jose'. "[I] just donated to you. Your podcast has helped me and I'm excited to get your book simply Gospel Simply Grace to stop this human effort and start to live in the finished work." Thanks Jose'

  • Yesterday we asked the question, "what does freedom look like in the midst of trials". We continue to discuss that today.
  • Will we, as Christians, see the Antichrist or will we be raptured before he comes on the scene?
  • William shares, "...on the day I was born again, I left my [bad behavior] behind. But I've learned that's not everyone's experience."
  • Is the Holy Spirit part of us once we are saved or only when we die?
  • Randy shares how his ego ruled before his near fatal accident and was saved when his friends lifted him up in prayer and he came to know Jesus.

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Categories: End Times Christian Living Holy Spirit Testimonies/Thanks

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer

I've yet to meet a person who hasn't experienced trials and tribulations. What does freedom look like in the midst of our trials? It allows us to trust the Lord. And allows us to answer the question, "Is Jesus enough?". When we ask it, the Lord says "Yes".

  • Calvin says he's like a tornado... he's "all twisted up" in his struggle living the Christian life.
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  • 1 Timothy 5:23 states, "Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses." Is it OK to drink alcohol?
  • Who created evil? Is Satan a co-creator with God?
  • Anthony calls to encourage Calvin in his walk.

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Categories: Christian Living Apologetics

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Andrew Farley

The words in Galatians 1:3-5 "Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." have relevance to us today. There is a contrast between us and the world. As we grow in Christ we can learn what this means. Counter to popular belief, the world is not getting better, but Jesus has rescued us and we have the privilege of sharing the good news.

  • Robert asks about Zechariah and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist.
  • We are freely given in Christ: redemption, justification, forgiveness, holiness, righteousness, sanctification, a new identity etc., so we can't boast in our own works to earn these merits but boast in Him who gave it to us freely.
  • William believes the condition of the world is directly related to the percentage of believers today.

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Categories: Bible Grace Christian Living

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer

We're talking about our freedom in Christ. That's what this message of the Gospel does. He has set us free to experience the new life He's given us. In 1 Peter 2:16 we read: "Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves." Freedom is stepping forward in this newness of life, learning to live as servants of God.

  • Dorothy shares that she's received $20 for her birthday and wants to use it for the ministry.
  • Jesus came that we might have life. Many times we struggle with the finished work of Christ. In this New Covenant Christ is choosing to remember our sins no more. simplegospelsimplygrace.com
  • Many people experience depression. All too often we're told Christians should never be depressed. But the truth is many do. What are we to do?
  • What are the spiritual blessings talked about in Ephesians 1:3?
  • Hector struggles with the decision to join a church or simply fellowship with other believers as he'd been doing.
  • If conduct reflects faith and faith reflects repentance, is not biblical repentance viewed from either conduct or faith?

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Categories: Testimonies/Thanks Emotions/Depression Grace Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance

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