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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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Category: Christian Living

Ray wonders why so few teach the simple gospel - he remains concerned about forgiveness of sins because of the teaching he hears in church. Jeremy asks for explanation of Romans 11:19-24 which is often a stumbling block for believers. Kimberly asks about premarital sex. What does the Bible say about it? Aaron asks if Peter and Paul proclaimed different gospels... one for the Jews and one for the Gentiles. Rob asks how significant feelings are in a relationships. Are we to love according to our feelings?

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Categories: New Covenant Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance

Ray in San Francisco asks why most gospel teachers complicate the message. They seem to always add works to the mix. Why don't they teach 'saved by grace, through faith'? Bob Davis brings up a recent article reporting that in England doctors are encouraged to call mothers 'pregnant people' in order to avoid offending transgender people. Samuel asks about Romans 10:9, "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Is this a test for others to gauge someone's condition, or a test to examine ourselves? Mitch asks about "the just will live by faith, not by sight". Is that speaking to looking for signs from God or is it speaking about the meaning of faith?

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Categories: Grace Christian Living Salvation Righteousness/Justification Faith

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

Daniel calls about "American Christianity" asking why so many teach that you have to work for it ... that it's not a gift. Bob and Andrew answer by looking at Paul's letters to the churches of his day. Lynn left a voicemail asking about predestination - God's will or ours? * You can call and leave your voicemail question 24/7 on our toll free number: 844.322.2742. * Mike calls from Washington and asks about God's healing for today.

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Categories: Christian Living Faith God's Will

Daniel asks about tithing. What place does tithing have in the New Covenant? You can give from an open heart, trusting the Lord to give you the desire to give. John asks why Jesus is called the Son of God. Isn't he the second person of the Trinity? An anonymous writer asks about guilt, regret and sorrow experienced by a caregiver who made a decision that didn't work out well. Maria asks about prayer - why do people tie answers to prayers to the quality of their faith? Our friend Myles asks about healing - he found healing for his soul in the Word of God. Our final question is about Jeremiah 31:31. If someone doesn't believe the Christian story, in a different religion. Can they be saved? The answer is summed up in two words - in Christ.

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Categories: Money/Giving Theology Christian Living New Covenant

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

Chris asks about our value in God's sight. It's easy to define our value by our performance. What does the gospel teach us about our true value? Sandra asks about her son's salvation. He prayed at age 4 to receive Christ - does he need to do that again now that he's an adult? Jeremy asks if repentance turning from a single act or turning away from our old life and toward Jesus? Stephanie wants to join a church where she can serve and grow. She is finding that many places are not teaching the true gospel. What resources can she use to share with others? Bob suggests resources that clearly communicate the "basic" gospel. These resources are important in presenting the New Covenant.

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Categories: Christian Living Salvation New Covenant

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

Christopher asks about his relationship with God. Is the fact that he has not been successful in personal relationships the reason that he doesn't have a good relationship with God? Bob and Richard respond in depth about our relationship with God and how that spills over to others. Byron sent an email regarding Romans 6, 7 & 8. This section is really the pinnacle of the gospel message. Paul makes the case for Christianity in those three chapters. Chris asks about Genesis 4:15. What did the mark look like and why did he mark Cain? Sandra called from Dallas to ask about how to know God's will in their current financial situation? Jose' asks what it means to walk in the Spirit? Is that something he has to work at or is it God's work?

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Categories: Faith Christian Living God's Will

Chris shares a message that he heard which tried to stimulate the whole church into more prayer. Should prayer be held out as a goal for a whole congregation? Bob, Andrew and Richard spend a few minutes exploring the issue of prayer in depth. Stan asks about his desire to serve God with music. Has he missed God's purpose in his life? An anonymous writer asks "How can God expect me to follow Him when He allowed a horrible tragedy to occur in my life?" Sabrina asks about her husband. If your spouse takes money from you, is that a form of betrayal? Our final question came from Dallas, Texas. Will our pets be with us in Heaven?

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Categories: Prayer God's Will Christian Living

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

Mark asks if sin breaks our fellowship with God. Does it also break our relationship? Bob explains what it means to be "in the light". Donna asks why her aunt, who has been a servant of God her whole life, is now having mental issues. Is she now out of the reach of God? Bob encourages her in ways to help. Dave asks why grace teachers seem to always gravitate beyond the message of grace. Bob addresses universalism and trinitarianism. Jose' asks if Jesus is God's grace to us? Bob and Richard agree wholeheartedly! You cannot separate Jesus and God's grace. Jesus is the one who is full of grace and truth. The grace of God is not a thing-it is the person of Jesus Christ.

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Categories: Sin Christian Living Emotions/Depression Grace

Renee' from Virginia struggles with "do more" Christianity vs. the "rest" of grace. What should she be doing? Tamara calls with a marriage question. How do I encourage him to be more of a man of God? Jerome is teaching the basic gospel message and is seeing more change in others than ever before. He is being encouraged to teach more than the basic gospel message. Is there a need to "go deeper" than the gospel message? Lucy emailed a question about Revelation 3:19. What does it mean "those whom I love I rebuke"?

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Categories: Prayer Christian Living Marriage/Divorce Grace

Wanda asks about the verse "by his stripes we are healed" in Isaiah 53:5. Bob explains that this is not a verse about physical healing but a verse about the healing of our souls. Rose has a question about Revelation. When we die does our spirit go immediately to heaven or are we in a state of limbo? Bob explains "absent from the body, present with the Lord" for the believer. Jose asks about attending church - do we have to attend church? Richard explains the importance of, not the requirement of, meeting together with like-minded believers. Kim asks a heart-wrenching question. If she decides to quit dialysis and let her body go, will God still receive her? Bob handles this question with compassion, concern, and truth from the Word of God. It's a powerful response. Chris asks about John 15:14, "you are my friends if you do what I command". What is the context of this statement? If I don't do a good job of loving others, does that mean Jesus will not love me? Curtis asks if God knows our eternal destiny before we are even conceived?

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Categories: Faith Heaven Christian Living Love Theology

Mary Jo asks if a believer goes back to their old homosexual lifestyle, will they go to hell? Bob answers this question as it relates to any sin. If you are forgiven, you ARE forgiven. There is no sin that Jesus left unforgiven. Carl has a question about the Trinity. Are the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ created beings? Lucy asks about Revelation 3:19. Does God discipline? Angela asks if her salvation is secure no matter which church she attends. With all the different doctrines among churches, is there anything that could nullify salvation? Jose expresses that he is burnt out with trying to live the Christian life. He asks for a complete definition of legalism. Jerome asks about praying "in the Spirit". Is there a difference between speaking in tongues and praying in the Spirit? Gloria asks about two passages in Proverbs that seem to contradict each other.

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Categories: Christian Living Salvation Forgiveness/Repentance Prayer

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

Chris asks what we need to do to overcome sin. Is it a matter of keeping our eyes on Jesus or focusing on the sin. Ryan's question is about our frequent phrase, first faith then change. Now facing terminal brain cancer, he has a newfound awareness of how important his relationship is with Christ. Is it normal that we believe first and then we see a change in behavior? Perry asks about Romans 8:15. Hearing that we are adopted as sons made a huge difference in his life. Aaron shared his take on being free in Christ. Instead of striving to be a people-pleaser he is able to rest in the acceptance of God. John 15 was the scripture that resonated with his heart and allowed him to truly abide in Christ.

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Categories: Sin Faith Christian Living

Roland asks how he can learn to love God more fully. What a perfect question! Sandy emailed confused about 1 John 5:16. What is the sin unto death? Clay wonders how to talk to his friend who believes there is a way to lose salvation? Lisa asks about Romans 11:17. If branches can be broken off, doesn't that seem to imply we can lose our salvation? Chris asks about how to avoid sin... what is it about keeping our eyes on Jesus that allows us to overcome sin?

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Categories: Love Christian Living Sin Salvation

Dwight's question is about our "job" after salvation. If we don't do good works, will we be kept out of Heaven? This is an important question to understand. Bob gives a complete picture of salvation in this call. Kelly's call is heart-wrenching. Even though he is a believer, he struggles with alcohol addiction and shame associated with it. Andrew gives great hope and encouragement. Bob addresses an email question from Colleen about exactly what power Satan has in the world. Barry asks about the 10 Commandments - are they still in effect? Andrew explains how this question applies to believers and unbelievers. Mark asks how we teach people to listen to the Holy Spirit. Armindo asks about the judgment of God. How can he judge us if he doesn't keep a record of wrongs?

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Categories: Christian Living Salvation Faith Law Old Covenant Holy Spirit

Samuel called expressing his thanks for Basic Gospel. Hearing the true Gospel led Samuel to accept Christ and move from spiritual death to spiritual life. Linda from Utah called asking about couples who live together before marriage. Bob explains that marriage is a covenant before God one to another. The marriage covenant is what truly gives security to a relationship. Andrew asks about dinosaurs, cave men, fossils and how they are dated ... how do you put those things in proper Biblical perspective? Mike was a controversial caller based on his opinion about the Orlando shooting. Bob firmly dispels Mike's point of view, calling it "utter nonsense". Listen to this important call. Wayne called with his testimony of moving from death to life. Basic Gospel is privileged to have helped Wayne understand the love of God as never before.

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Categories: Salvation Marriage/Divorce Love Christian Living

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