At Basic Gospel we have been blessed and privileged recently to share truth that literally has set people free of guilt, doubt, confusion, and condemnation. Once those issues have been set aside, the reasonable, logical next step is to accept the great salvation and life Jesus offers freely to all.
Last week we heard from Eddie who called from Queens, New York. Eddie had been struggling to “do the right thing”… but always failing. After hearing truth in regard to striving to live up to what he felt were God’s expectations of him, Eddie turned loose of self effort and turned his life over to Jesus.
This past week once again, we were blessed and privileged to share truth with Gwynn, who called from Dallas.
On the Friday, October 2, Basic Gospel broadcast, we will begin a new, weekly teaching series centered around our study guide, The New Covenant Journey.
A couple of questions may spark your interest:
If God had a will, would you be listed as a beneficiary? If so, what would you inherit and how would it change your life?
The answer is that God does have a will and it is called, The New Covenant. And it is more amazing than you can imagine!
This will be an exciting study — a study in which you can follow along through the pages of The New Covenant Journey and gain a clear understanding of your place in God’s will.
Order your copy now and be ready to study, to follow along, to take notes and underline key passages in your Bible.
Click The New Covenant Journey to order.
According to its web site, 100 Huntley Street is Canada’s longest running daily television show and the sixth longest running daily television show in the world … bringing the amazing stories of people – whether they be world leaders, celebrities, sports figures, or everyday people – who have had life-changing encounters with God. (To read more About 100 Huntley Street click Hunting100 Huntley Street.
This Tuesday, Bob Christopher will be in the 100 Huntley Street studios to tape a session centered around his Harvest House book, Simple Gospel–Simply Grace.
What a great venue to get the word out in Canada!
Bob’s segment will be aired later in the month. Keep in touch with Basic Gospel for an announcement for the actual air date.
Those of us who have been around believers and biblical teaching at all have no doubt heard and perhaps even memorized the 16th verse of the third chapter of the Gospel of John. It is without question the most familiar verse in all of Scripture.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (quoted from the King James Version, because that’s the version I grew up with).
You see it behind the goalposts at football games. You see it on the back of tee-shirts. It’s everywhere: John 3:16!
And most of the time we stop right there, ignoring a very important additional proclamation in that passage, verse 17:
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
See that? Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world. Why is that? It’s because the world already stood condemned.
We sometimes joke in saying He didn’t come to condemn us. He didn’t need to. We condemn each other very well!
The bad news is made clear in a question Andrew Farley posed to a caller on the Basic Gospel radio program a few days ago: From the day we are born, how many sins do we have to commit to be condemned? One? Two? A dozen?
No. The answer is “zero”. Each of us is born “in Adam”, inheriting his fallen nature from conception. We are all born in condemnation. We don’t become sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners by birth.
But the good news is, God gave us the promise of John 3:16-17. And we enter in to what He has provided by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8).
And in that, we can all rejoice and give thanks!
May God’s blessings abound in your life.
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See you next week!