Subscribe…

Basic Gospel Archive

The broadcast is streamed live daily at 3:00 pm U.S. Central time. ( 4pm ET, 2pm MT, 1pm PT )

The Now Playing link appears just prior to the hour.

0:00

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

Today we're looking at John 17 where Jesus prays in the garden and through that prayer we see his heart toward us. ""Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." This is perhaps the only definition of eternal life in the Scripture and we learn that it's about the quality of life. As we get to know him we get to experience his life. This is truly about intimacy and relationship.

  • Larry wonders about the assurance of salvation - "once saved, always saved".

Listen in a new window

Categories: Jesus Christ Salvation

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

We look at the topic of forgiving yourself. Often we have an easier time believing that God has forgiven us, and yet we cannot forgive ourselves. The Bible doesn't even address this issue. It is always about God forgiving our sins. Hebrews 9:22 is a foundational verse and we encourage you to memorize, underline, and take to heart the truth in this passage. CS Lewis said "if God has forgiven us, then we must forgive ourselves". This teaching session will help settle this issue once and for all in your life. Understanding our identity in Christ is the key to letting go of our old labels and embracing our new identity - child of God. (Chapter 9, page 63)

Listen in a new window Watch Video View study notes…

Categories: Grace

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). What does it mean to be faithful or devoted to prayer? Because Christ is our life, because he lives in us, our prayer is a reflection of our relationship. This is actually a part of living out of the Gospel. Prayer is not based on works - it is solely about relationship. Our relationship with God and our relationship with others grows as a result of prayer. It focuses our attention on the initiator of faith - God. We simply respond to Him.

  • Victoria comments about how important it is to abide in Christ.
  • God allowed a personally horrible, tragic thing to happen and He expects me to follow Him?
  • Clay shares his take on prayer. We need to have faith in believing what we have received.
  • Brad comments about Hebrews 4:9, 10 - entering into the Sabbath rest.

Listen in a new window

Categories: Christian Living God's Will Prayer

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

1 Timothy 2:1, 2 "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." Ultimately God is still in charge. We need to have this sense of calm that God really is sovereign and we have an opportunity to participate in that. God's will is that all will be saved and come to a knowledge of truth.

  • James 5 says we should pray for one another. What's the value of praying for each other when we can pray for ourselves? And should we pray more then once?
  • Myles asks about "Doctrine of Discovery" concerning the conquering of the American continent.
  • Stephanie asks how she can overcome gambling.

Listen in a new window

Categories: Prayer

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." There is so much in this world that fills the heart and soul full of anxiety. How do you get over that? There are various levels of anxiety. It's something that disturbs us on the inside, but we have a powerful weapon against anxiety and that is prayer.

  • Daniel wants to know if there's something wrong that he does have "utterances".
  • He also shares his anxieties about growing older and dying.
  • Aaron wants to know what is the call of God.

Listen in a new window

Categories: Emotions/Depression God's Will

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

Life is tough. There's all kinds of things that hit us not matter our financial status. And in the midst of all the things that cause us trouble, we're told to not be anxious about anything. So how is that supposed to work? Anxiety is usually attached to future events. It destabilizes our peace of mind. Philippians 4:6, 7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

  • Sandra wants to know if the prayer he 4 year old son was enough to insure his salvation now that he's a grown adult?
  • Mary Jo asks about God hardening and softening hearts.

Listen in a new window

Categories: Salvation Bible Christian Living

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

If God is the only one who has the authority and power to forgive sins, why does the Bible encourage us to forgive others who have sinned against us? We can trust God to work this act of grace through us toward others. Once we understand the pure gift of forgiveness, it only makes sense to extend forgiveness to others. God has done a powerful work for you in Christ. Listen again to the words of Jesus: "Your sins are forgiven." This is Jesus's message to you.

Listen in a new window Watch Video View study notes…

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

When you pray prayers that matter, you're really praying prayers that have been shaped by the grace of God. And they connect to the will of God. His will is the new covenant. We see in Paul's prayers a heart of thankfulness. If the grace of God shapes how we pray we will find a note of thankfulness in our prayers too. Second to thankfulness is that we'll pray about things that really matter. And that's what we read in Ephesians 3:17-19 "...I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

  • What is the sin of the spirit in regards to 2 Corinthians 7:1?
  • Kim concerned about the number 6 and seeing it so often... specifically in triplicate.
  • Mark wonders if God will have mercy on him because of his smoking.
  • Stan thinks he missed God's will for his life and wonders if he can redeem himself and get happy.

Listen in a new window

Categories: Sin Christian Living God's Will

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer, Andrew Farley

Grace shapes the way we pray. And Paul is a great example of that. Ephesians 1:17 "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. " All too often we're praying to get more, when we don't truly realize what we already have in Jesus.

  • Join Bob Christopher in Canada. https://basicgospel.net/events/#canada
  • Chris asks about a recent message he heard concerning an urgency to pray.
  • Teresa wants to know God's will and her purpose in life.

Listen in a new window

Categories: Prayer God's Will

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

Have you ever prayed to win the lottery? And then made a deal with God to give so much to the church and charities and after you decide how you'll spend your winnings you're already out of money with nothing left to fulfill your promise. James addresses this in chapter 4: "What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures."

  • What is the sin that leads unto death in 1 John 5?
  • Jose comments about how Jesus is God's grace to us.
  • How is the unforgivable sin forgiven?
  • Would Jesus promote socialism?
  • Is America the whore of Babylon mentioned in Revelation?

Listen in a new window

Categories: Sin Grace End Times

*Physical CD limited to U.S. and Canada only.