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Weekend Edition

Join your host, Bob Davis, as he highlights the most interesting calls and email questions from the Basic Gospel weekday broadcast.

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Basic Gospel Weekend Edition can be heard on these stations.

State City Station Frequency Air Time(s)
ALBERTA Calgary CJLI 700 AM Sunday at 10:30am
ALBERTA Edmonton CJCA 930 AM Sunday 8:30pm
IDAHO Twin Falls KAWZ 88.9 FM Saturday @ 2:30pm MST
KANSAS Wichita KAXZ-LPFM 100.9 Saturday at 7:30am and 7:30pm
KENTUCKY Louisville WFIA 900 AM Sunday 8am
TEXAS Waco KBBW 1010 AM Saturday 5am, 2pm, & 10pm / Sunday 12:15pm
VIRGINIA Arlington WAVA 105.1 FM / 780 AM Saturday 1pm / Sunday 8am , 1pm
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Category: Bible

Chris calls asking about where good works fit into what God has for us. * Brigina asks about a coworker who used to believe the Bible and isn't sure anymore. Can he believe and not believe the Bible? * A caller asks how can we better forgive ourselves? * Richard answers an email from Austin about who decided what is in the Bible and why. * Samuel writes to share how Basic Gospel has influenced his life of faith asks if our story is the best way to share Christ.

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Categories: Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance Bible Testimonies/Thanks

Calvin begins by asking if it is normal for a believer to have depression, anxiety, and stress? Why, as a saved person, do I let Satan control me like this? An email question asks about how to encourage a caregiver who made a decision that turned out not to be the right decision. They now are full of guilt and shame. Eddie asks about Matthew 13. Why would Jesus talk to the people in parables if he knew they wouldn't understand his point? Chris asks an interesting question. If God will accomplish His will with or without us, what is the significance of us participating? Do our "works" really matter? Perry comments on Romans 8:15 and how it ministered to him. He expresses thanks for Basic Gospel and the simple message of God's love and grace. It has made a difference in his life.

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Categories: Emotions/Depression Christian Living Bible Grace Testimonies/Thanks

Eddie asks why Jesus spoke in parables when it seems as if the people didn't understand what he was saying. Marie in New Jersey put into words what many believers feel ... why do I constantly wonder what God thinks of me? Bob encourages Marie that she can erase that worry from her life. William comments on the futility of being under law. You are either lost, dead, under the law or you are saved, alive, and under grace. Sandra in Dallas asks how to make financial decisions while her husband if looking for employment. If they sell a piece of property, how much of it should she tithe? Lucy calls to thank the ministry for the outreach and asks about "we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience". Bob explains what Paul means in this passage.

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Categories: Jesus Christ Bible Salvation Christian Living Testimonies/Thanks

We begin with an email from Gloria, who is confused about Proverbs 26:4 and 26:5 which seem to be contradictory. A call from Daniel prompts discussion about the Holy Spirit and the unforgivable sin. Nate asks about the kingdom of God and the Lord's prayer. Is it a prayer for today? Paul from North Carolina asks about 1 John 5 - what is the sin unto death? Lucy asks about 2 Corinthians 7:1. How do we cleanse ourselves? Is there a sin of the spirit and a sin of the flesh? Stephanie asks what the Bible says about women being preachers and how can she escape the addiction of gambling?

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Categories: Bible Prayer Sin Christian Living

Pam in Louisville, KY asks about her brother who suffers from multiple phobias. He is a believer but these fears keep him from living victoriously. Bob shares that typically this comes down to an identity issue. An email from Teresa asks about if you can grow in Jesus without delving into the Word? Richard shares insight on this emotion-based view of Jesus. Ryan shares his diagnosis of terminal brain cancer and updates us on his latest test results. His question has to do with what happens after salvation - are we left to our own devices? Richard explains assurance of salvation and how Ephesians 1:13-14 gives assurance of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Eddie asks about 1 John 3:9 - does it really mean we cannot sin? An interesting question that Bob and Richard tackle together! Curt asks who are the rulers and authorities mentioned in Ephesians 3:10?

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Categories: Emotions/Depression Bible Hope Salvation

Greg asks if we sin against God by not observing the Sabbath on Saturday? Andrew explains the common misunderstanding around the Sabbath. David in Dallas asks about the Bible. Were the Gospels written anonymously and names assigned at a later date? Bob presents the evidence that supports the validity and reliability of the Bible. David follows up with a question about the Holy Spirit. Is it true that you have to have the Spirit to understand the Bible? Carrie asks if we will receive rewards in Heaven for good works? Perry shares how Romans 8:15 ministered to him. He is grateful for the message we share on Basic Gospel - it has helped him in understanding his true identity. Samuel is concerned about a former pastor friend who now has turned away from all things of God. Bob explains that salvation is a matter of the heart, not of lip-service.

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Categories: Christian Living Bible Holy Spirit Salvation

David in Brooklyn, NY asks how God is involved in our pain and suffering. God is sovereign and all-powerful so is He the author of the horrible things in our lives? God is not the author of evil, never tempts us with sin. Difficult circumstances serve to highlight God's promise that He will work all things together for good. We will experience trouble, trials and tribulations but we have hope in the midst of those things - the work and person of Jesus Christ. Mike in Oregon asks about Calvinism - why does Calvin get so much credit? Many theologians have studied his writings. What we need to remember is that if we are going to know anything about Jesus, it will be revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. Maryann in Kentucky called to thank Basic Gospel for the teaching and to encourage the listeners to prayerfully consider supporting the ministry both financially and through prayer. Clay asks about Zacharias - why was he rendered speechless? Gwen is struggling with trusting God. Circumstances are tough and she wonders why God is not intervening in her trials. Bob helps her focus on the fact that Jesus is bigger and God's love for her. Thanks for joining us today and we pray you will find something in this broadcast to help you stand in truth!

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Categories: Christian Living Bible Testimonies/Thanks

We have 4 very interesting questions in this week's edition. Anthony asks about divine healing. Is it available to believers and how do we acquire it? Dan called to get our position on Judaism. Is it a faith of salvation? Richard's answer clarifies that salvation is only through Jesus, not the Mosaic Covenant. It's a fascinating conversation. Teresa asks about the Word of God. Is it essential to read it daily? Bob explains that reading the Word of God is a privilege, not a duty. A heart of faith will not feel obligation but a desire to learn more about Jesus. Finally, Stephen tells us he is feeling `beat up' by his pastor. His question is, "Isn't the pastor's role to feed the sheep, not beat them up?". We pray you find these questions interesting and that they help you in your daily life! See you next week!

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Categories: Salvation Bible Righteousness/Justification

We begin this broadcast with a call from Peter asking if someone doesn't believe in the 6-day creation story, can they really be saved? Louise is in a season of "bad news". She is worried and wonders if God is mad at her. Bob reminds her that God is bigger than her anxiety and bigger than her worry and reassures her that God is not mad and that He desires to carry her anxiety and worry. Janelle is deeply disappointed in the church body who has not reached out to her in the midst of a family emergency. Finally, Bruce asks if the Holy Spirit is being taken away from our country. These calls highlight the importance of having a live, call-in broadcast so that people can receive insight and encouragement in the trials of life. Enjoy this edition of Basic Gospel Weekend!

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Categories: Apologetics Bible Holy Spirit Christian Living

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