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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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KENTUCKY Louisville WFIA 900 AM Sunday 8am
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Category: Christian Living

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

Joseph asks about sex before marriage. Does that defile the union that you desire after marriage? When you do get married, do you have to take your vows before God or just go to the courthouse? Daniel asks if forgiveness is contingent upon repentance or repenting? Bob explains that repentance is a much bigger word - it's really about going from death to life. Chris from Virginia asks what God's solution is to our timidity in sharing our faith with others? If fear of sharing an indicator that God is not wanting us to share with that particular person? When those feelings of fear come, what do we do with that? Jeff called to thank us for the ministry and to ask for direction in how to communicate with his friend. His friend is struggling with drugs, alcohol, and suffered the loss of both parents. How should he approach his friend with the Gospel? The answer is to simply talk to him about Jesus and let the power of the Gospel do it's work. Bob encourages all listeners to continue to keep our friend, Ryan, and his family in our prayers. Ryan is a dear listener of Basic Gospel and is facing terminal brain cancer with faith and trust in God. Please join with us as we continue to pray for God's perfect work in Ryan's life.

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Categories: Marriage/Divorce Forgiveness/Repentance Faith Christian Living Hope

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

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