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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: Christian Living

Raven asked why Abel's offering was accepted and Cain's wasn't. Was it a matter of priority of the two? Mike is frustrated when he tries to share the Gospel on various social media outlets. He often is attacked. Should he continue to try? Anthony asks if people without spiritual ears can understand the Word of God. How important is it that the unsaved see themselves in the mirror of the law? Ryan asks about the Simon the Sorcerer story. The story says that he believed and was baptized. Was he saved or just "playing the part"?

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Categories: Faith Christian Living Sin Salvation

What does being filled with the Spirit mean? Bob explains the hard passage in Ephesians 5:18. Kate in British Columbia asked about the rapture. Will believers be raptured before the tribulation occurs? And will our entire lives be shown on a heavenly "movie screen" when we stand before God? Don shares that his daughter's friend made a profession of faith when they took her to church but now is saying that she is an atheist. Don's daughter wants to know how to help her friend. Was her salvation real? Al asks about Revelations chapter 3, where the church is described as "neither hot nor cold." What does that mean? Joe from DFW asks what can we do for the Christians who are being persecuted by Isis. The numbers are staggering. Is it enough to simply pray for them?

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Categories: Holy Spirit End Times Faith Salvation Christian Living

The entire Word of God revolves around Jesus. Our salvation, assurance, and hope rests on his shoulders. If he hadn't completed his work, we would have no hope. With Jesus, we have everything. These 5 truths ignite a reformation in hearts today just as it did 500 years ago in the Protestant Reformation: Scripture alone, grace alone, faith alone, Jesus alone, for the glory of God alone. These are the things that people struggle with. Mark asks if there is any scripture that remotely supports the idea that a Christian can be demon-possessed? When we sin, are we responsible to repent and turn to the Lord? Joel asks about prophecy. Are the recent hurricanes, fires, and terrorism signs of the end times? Is Revelation a road map for what will actually happen? The truth is that we can be a part of God's great rescue mission today and every day until the Lord comes back.

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Categories: Jesus Christ Salvation Christian Living

Bob and Richard address another "hard passage" - Hebrews 10:26-29. This passage states "it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Sab in England asks about Revelation 2:4. Does this only apply to the seven churches or is it for us - that God has something against us? Lois is a Christian working in a secular business. She has witnessed her boss stealing from the business. What should she do? Vicky in Denver asks about the tree of knowledge - is that when evil came into the world. Why did God create the tree? Does that mean he created evil? Shawn encourages all believers that if they are in Christ, there's nothing to be afraid of. In Christ, we have assurance and peace.

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Categories: Hard Passages Christian Living Faith Hope

Ryan in Canada asks about the battle of Armageddon. Is it a physical battle or a spiritual battle? Richard answers with great detail and paints a great picture of this battle. Tabitha called to ask about marriage. Her husband has recently become a believer. There are things about God that they still have trouble agreeing on. Bob shares the gospel with Tabitha so that she can share it with her husband. Gord asks about about eternal security, specifically Hebrews 6:4-11. Barbara is a new believer. She wants to be able to share the gospel with her friends who are not believers.

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Categories: End Times Marriage Salvation Christian Living

Bob, Bob and Richard discuss the horrifying event in Las Vegas. What goes on in someone's mind that brings a person to commit such heinous acts? It is pure evil. Our hearts go out to the victims and those who love them. The trauma of this will manifest in many different ways. We pray that they would turn to the Word of God for answers. Kristin asks about how 1 Corinthians 1:1-5 should be applied today. Bob and Richard explain the hard passage of Hebrews 10:26-29. What is the "fearful expectation of judgment"? Is this passage true for believers? An email question asks about Adam and Eve - did they really die spiritually? Did anyone in the Old Testament go to Heaven? Abraham believed what God revealed to him and God credited it to him as righteousness. All are saved by grace, through Christ-whether under the Old Covenant or the New Covenant.

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Categories: Hope Christian Living Hard Passages Salvation Old Covenant

Recently Bob Christopher addressed a hard passage - Hebrews 6:4-6. Is it possible to "fall away" from grace and lose your salvation? That's not what the writer of Hebrews is teaching. Context is important. Dwight asked for an explanation of 1 Corinthians 13:3. Does this mean that we need to give all we possess to the poor but do it without love, does it mean nothing? Kade asks if there will be no marriage in Heaven, will he and his wife have no relationship at all? Veronica's question is about the role of the Holy Spirit in our glorified bodies.

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Categories: Hard Passages Love Christian Living Holy Spirit

One of the questions we get most frequently concerns the Lamb's Book of Life. Is it possible for a believer's name to be removed from it? Richard gives an extensive answer. Derron asks about 1 Corinthians 6:9-20. A lot of religions use this scripture to condemn believers. Is that a correct interpretation of that passage? Steve asks if we believe that the rapture of the church will happen before the second coming of Christ? And do you believe that Jesus will reign for an actual 1000 years in Jerusalem?

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Categories: Salvation Christian Living End Times

Are recent events fulfillment of prophecies in the Bible? Most prophecy speculation is rooted is fear. In Christ, we can look forward to security, confidence, blessing and hope in the future. Carl asks about capital punishment. Does the Bible speak to that? Kristin asks about church discipline. She is concerned that a church "kicked out" a member for sexual immorality. What makes that sin worse than any other? Don't we all sin and isn't the church to reach out to them in love? Bob addresses a common question we receive: What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? If you are a believer, there is good news in the answer!

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Categories: End Times Hope Christian Living Sin Holy Spirit

1 Peter 3:18-22 is one of the most comforting and victorious passages in all of the Bible. There is nothing for us to fear as far as suffering is concerned. We can be certain of our life even in the midst of circumstances. * A Minnesota listener wrote about his divorce. She is making her new partner a part of their children's lives. She has shown no remorse. He is torn in regard to forgiving her. * Tom asks about John 6:44 and speaks to the issue of "drawing". Does God draw some and not others? * An email question asks what is the purpose of Christ interceding for us in Heaven? Don't the accusations of Satan fall on deaf ears?

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Categories: Christian Living Hope Faith Marriage/Divorce

Glory called to ask about movements such as the New Apostolic Reformation, emergent churches and contemplative prayer. Are people involved in movements like these on dangerous ground? Jose' asks about fear of God-what is it and is like a father who punishes his child? Chris in Virginia asks what to do in his life regarding `being a voice' for the gospel?

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Categories: Apologetics Theology Christian Living

Laban asks if we are seated with Jesus, then is our work done as well? This is a very interesting question and a very thorough answer - you will enjoy it! Sarah questions forgiveness - why did Jesus include it in the Lord's Prayer if we are already forgiven? Dave asks how does one know for sure they have the Holy Spirit in them? Kristin asks about Revelations. What is meant by having to overcoming if we are already saved. Also what about the verse that says we can have our names blotted out of the book of life? Ramone is a first-time caller and asks if cremation is prohibited for believers?

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Categories: Heaven Forgiveness/Repentance Salvation Christian Living

Ryan asks about Revelation 3:5 - is it really possible that a believer's name can ever be removed from the Book of Life? Because Jesus lives forever, he has saved us completely and we can be assured that we will be with him forever. Kristin asks when she feels the onslaught of the enemy, what are some strategies she can use to get back on track with truth. Stephanie asks about how a believer can make decisions about governmental elections. How can I know that God is working all things together for good when it seems that those who are weak and neglected are being damaged by policy. Amanda in Fort Worth, Texas called to discuss the fact that she recently lost her job and is facing an eviction notice from her apartment. The job she was trying to do was too physically taxing and she is having difficulty finding a new job. She is feeling very anxious and hopeless and that maybe God is not thinking of her. Samuel asks about losing sight of the joy of Jesus and looking to the world for temporary joy. How do we resist that temptation?

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Categories: Hard Passages Salvation Christian Living Faith

Bob in Texas called with a question about eternal security. Does that really mean that we don't need to ask forgiveness for any past, present, or future sins? Stephanie asks how she can be loving and kind to family members who are not loving and unkind? Howard called to ask how to distinguish between prompting from the Holy Spirit or if it is just a legalistic response? How do you know? James asks how to know if we are walking in our own strength or walking in faith in the Spirit? Maria asks if tithing is for today ... this is a question we hear quite often.

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Categories: Salvation Forgiveness/Repentance Love Christian Living Faith Money/Giving

Mike responded to a recent devotional about love does not respond in anger. How does God handle anger? Wayne from Louisiana called with encouragement and a question about 1 Peter 4:1 - how does this verse apply to identity? Can we really cease from sin? Is suffering an indicator of being in Christ? An email question from Tom who asks about how to overcome a legalistic thought process. How do you rest from works-based perfectionism. His touching comment is "It's too much weight to bear". James in Denver called to ask how can we incorporate the great Commission into our identity? Does it start with our families first?

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Categories: Love Identity/Self Image Christian Living

John Lynch joined us on the broadcast recently to discuss depression. Almost 7% of the population in America suffer from depression. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among teens. John speaks to the power of the gospel to set people free from depression. John says "for some it's temporary, for some it's intermittent, for some it's the result of chronic pain, for some it's the result of bad theology, for many there is no apparent basis for depression". As long as hope is alive, we can continue to move forward. But, without hope, the darkness envelops us. Believers don't have to be afraid of this issue, but to recognize that you are adored by God, He is not ashamed or frustrated. The God of all grace, He will himself will perfect and confirm and strengthen and establish you. What a promise that is!

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Categories: Emotions/Depression Grace Christian Living Hope

Bob begins this edition with a discussion on anxiety and depression. What we think controls how we feel. Let the truth of God's love and grace change how you think and you will see a change in how you feel. Self-pity makes us vulnerable to the things of the world. There is a path to peace and it rests in the person of Jesus Christ. Edson asks for clarification on 1 Corinthians 15:29, the great resurrection chapter. Is there a baptism on behalf of the dead? Esha asks how to know if what I am thinking is an answer from God or just my human thoughts? Ken from Georgia asks about the book of James. Is James 4:8 speaking to believers or unbelievers? The key is to realize that the word "sinner" is not used for a child of God. Believers are called "saints".

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Categories: Emotions/Depression Resurrection Christian Living Righteousness/Justification

Jackie asks about Psalm 119 - is the law truth? A listener In Montana asks about Isaiah 34:14 - does God scare me as discipline for my hypocritical ways? Autumn in Dallas asks about repentance - she is not sure she has repented sufficiently and therefore is not sure of her salvation. Bob gives a thorough explanation of repentance. This call ends with a prayer of salvation. Trudy in Idaho asks about her friends choice of church. The pastor claims to be a seer and is preaching about past lives. He has psychic readings, group readings for $50 each, etc. Her friends believe what he is teaching. How does she counsel her friends?

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Categories: Old Covenant Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance Salvation

Mark asks about forgiveness. Is everyone forgiven, even unbelievers? Bob explains that salvation is much more than forgiveness. Luisa asks about speaking in tongues - is it proof that one is sealed? Brad asks for an explanation of what is means that God lives his life through us. An anonymous listener asked about the Bereans - are they a cult? Samuel asks about a friend who is encouraging him to doubt that the Holy Spirit exists. Myra asks what to do when your faith fails?

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Categories: Forgiveness/Repentance Holy Spirit Faith Christian Living

Lavonna begins this edition with a question about the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, man is controlled by the flesh. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life? William shares his story of how God watched over him. His life was transformed in day and rescued from drug addiction. At that point he gave his life to the Lord. Was it the Holy Spirit who drew him to God? Sandra asks about her son. At age 4, he gave his heart to the Lord. Is it necessary for him to pray for salvation now that he's an adult? Martin in New York shares how the Basic Gospel broadcast has helped him share Christ with others. Roy asks when and why did Christians change worship from Saturday to Sunday? We end with a question about Matthew 16:28. John asks for clarification.

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Categories: Holy Spirit Christian Living Salvation

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