Basic Gospel Archive

Interview with Pete Briscoe

Thu Oct 23, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Pete Briscoe

Our special guest today is Pete Briscoe, Senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible in Carrollton, TX, as well as being part of Telling the Truth with his parents. Pete grew up in the message of grace and yet he had to come to his own grace awakening later in life. Grace teaches us that Christ is doing His work in and through us - it is not us doing the work for Him. All of us can relate to Pete's story! Pete says "The church is magnificent - a great God idea." The church is those who have the life of Christ coming together in community. The church's true mission. is to take the message of Christ to the whole world. Pete is passionate about communicating the indwelling life of Christ. benttree.org/ and tellingthetruth.org

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New Covenant - New Promises

Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

When you and I are born again Jesus lives through us by His Spirit. When Jesus died He ushered in the New Covenant. And we are children of the New Covenant. Hebrews 8:10-12 "This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord..." * The purpose of pastors, elders, and other leaders is to equip the saints to carry our the work of the ministry. * What would you say to those who say we need to keep the Old Testament law?

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Categories: Christian Living Heaven Law End Times

A Life Giving Body

Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

We've defined the church as the people of God who have been baptized in the body of Christ by the Spirit. The body of Christ is also defined by the New Covenant and in this corporate body we really get the picture of the church. * I tell believers they can't lose their salvation. They have to believe that Jesus alone can save them. Am I on the right track? * Please explain 1 Corinthians 9:27 "No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." * Is there anything Biblical about "holy laughter"? * Is Jesus just an angel? * Are the Old Testament saints in the Book of Life?

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Categories: Christian Living Jesus Christ Bible Apologetics

Interview with John Lynch

Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, John Lynch

John Lynch, teaching pastor at Open Door Fellowship in Phoenix AZ, joins us today on the broadcast. John is one of the most engaging speakers on the planet and is the author of a powerful book, On My Worst Day. John relates how the grace of God became a reality in his life as, years ago, he began to teach through Ephesians. He realized that his moralistic theology would not be able to explain the truths of the first 3 chapters. He felt safe enough in his church community to explore what he really believed and to let the truths of grace, identity in Christ and New Covenant belief bring him into a new understanding. Far from perfect people in a perfect building, John believes that the true church is open, welcoming, and transparent in the disappointment, failures and messiness we all experience.

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Unity of The Spirit

Fri Oct 17, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

In this special teaching edition of Basic Gospel, Bob Christopher and the team take a look at "unity". We all have unity of the Spirit through our salvation. Everyone is saved in the same way - at a point in time we crossed over from death to life. This was accomplished by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead also raised us from the dead spiritually. That is the unifying truth that Paul encourages us to hold on to in his letter to the Ephesians. God has equipped the body - the church - with certain gifts to bring us into unity with each other. Let go of any church "baggage" and embrace the true meaning of being a member of the body of Christ.

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Restore Him Gently

Thu Oct 16, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

We all want to do church better. But the reality is the church is made up of imperfect people. So how do we do church in the midst of our imperfections. How do we deal with church discipline? If God is disciplining us as children should we also listen to the Holy Spirit when it comes to others? Let's look at Galatians 6:1-5 "Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently..." * Gil calls to encourage us with Matthew 5:16 "...let your light shine before others..." * Does grace transform us? Isn't that what James meant by "faith without works is dead"? *My friend is struggling with giving at our church. How can I help her understand true giving? * Please explain Matthew 11:12 "...the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it...".

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Categories: Christian Living Faith Money/Giving Bible

Celebrating the New

Wed Oct 15, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Andrew Farley

It's such good news... the fact that Jesus Christ is alive. As believers we have a couple of ways to celebrate that. Baptism-a celebration of the day when we came to Christ and the Lord's Supper. We celebrate many different ways. But what does the Word of God have to say about it? * How should a Christian service be held? How would would Paul worship? * What did the early church do? * How do we answer the question, "how do you know Jesus is God"? * What happens to those who are of different faiths? * Please help me understand what Hebrews 6:1-2 mean. "Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity..." Get your free copy of 'Love is...' Kindle edition loveisbook.net through Oct. 18 2014

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Categories: New Covenant Jesus Christ Bible

Love is Our Testimony

Tue Oct 14, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

The church is an assembly of believers. We've been called out by Jesus Christ into a single body... the assembling together by one spirit into one body. We all serve different purposes, but when we do this together in unity, compelled by the love of Christ, we see the body expressing love to the world at large. Our expression of love is testimony to the world that Jesus is real. * Can you explain new wine and old wine skins? * Do you believe the original manuscripts of God's Word were inspired by God? * Lee shares his journey to grace after years of being away from God.

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Categories: New Covenant Bible Testimonies/Thanks Christian Living End Times

Interview with Jason Hillier

Mon Oct 13, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis, Jason Hillier

Today Richard welcomes Jason Hillier, his son-in-law and the Next Steps Director at Valley Creek Church in Flower Mound, TX - valleycreek.org Jason shares how he came to know Christ and his journey to fully embrace the grace of God. He describes his salvation experience as more of a sunrise than a lightning bolt - it took years to really understand what it meant. Jason and the church leadership are passionate about communicating who we are in Christ. He says, "God the Father is very pleased with you." He also says, "If we can help people learn that they are truly in Christ and that when God looks at them He sees Jesus, their lives will be radically changed." As director of Next Steps, Jason says "What we teach in our new believer's class is that it's not a matter of a bad person becoming good, rather it's a dead person becoming alive."

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No Longer Foreigners and Strangers

Fri Oct 10, 2014 - 3:00pm US Central

Bob Christopher, Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

There are some great passages that talk about the church. And one of those is Ephesians 2:19-20 "Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone." * Two years ago a pastor showed me Matthew 18:11 is missing from the NIV. When I point this out I find other Christians defending this. * I am in a constant state of anxiety and worry, from the moment I wake up in the morning till I go to bed at night. What can I do? * I recently read that relationships have to begin with trust. But I feel it's best not to trust anyone. I can only trust Christ. What do you think?

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Categories: Bible Emotions/Depression Christian Living Apologetics