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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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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
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Category: Forgiveness/Repentance

Jeff in Texas asks if there is a right way to pray for healing for his son, Jack. What should his expectation be as an answer to his request for healing? Wendy in Oregon asks "What do I do when I've blown it big-time with God."? A Google search did not bring much comfort. The question should be "What does God do when I sin?" He reminds us of the forgiveness we have because of Christ Jesus. Corey asks about conviction vs. condemnation. Being constantly attacked by evil sometimes causes doubt. How does a believer respond? Rick from California asks if not accepting the Lord the only reason someone wouldn't get into Heaven?

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Categories: God's Will Prayer Sin Jesus Christ Forgiveness/Repentance

Margie encouraged all of us by letting us know how the clear teaching of forgiveness and eternal security has changed her life. She was able to finally "Drive the Stake" and know that she is saved for eternity. Jim asks about the phrase "work out your salvation" in Philippians 2. The meaning is to work "out" what God has worked "in" you. Derron asks about the scripture, Acts 3:19. Many use it as a warning that you can lose your salvation, be out of fellowship with God, and that you must repent over and over. Kim's husband, who used to be a pastor, is divorcing her. He has turned violent and completely changed. Is he still saved?

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Categories: Forgiveness/Repentance Salvation Marriage/Divorce

Does the book of James contradict other New Testament writers? Bob explains that James does not contradict at all. It's all about context! Mark asked if there is any scripture that supports the idea that a Christian can be demon-possessed? This question led to an interesting discussion about forgiveness. Gord in Canada called to ask about Kingdom theology. It's a viewpoint regarding end-times. Ed asks an awesome question: What is the finished work of Christ? The answer is life-changing.

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Categories: New Covenant Forgiveness/Repentance Apologetics Jesus Christ

We begin with Matthew 7:21-23. In this passage Jesus states that to some he will say "Depart from me, I never knew you". Could that happen to you? Bob Christopher has good news! Ryan called to discuss his faith in the face of terminal brain cancer. Should he use his writings about his journey to generate income? Scott's question is "If money is the root of all evil, why do churches ask for it?" Bob and Richard have a frank discussion about the role of giving for a believer. Is it a requirement or a response to what God has done? Tim asks if babies and mentally challenged people are alive spiritually until the age of accountability? Is there Biblical support for that position? Peggy asks "Will God ever stop chasing us?" God's desire is for none to perish as Bob explains.

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Categories: Salvation Forgiveness/Repentance Money/Giving God's Will

Ryan from Canada called to thank Basic Gospel for the clear message of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Ryan has a terminal diagnosis. His dad came to Christ because of Ryan's faith. His encouragement is to support the ministry because of how the gospel has impacted three generations of his family. Tom's question is what is the theology of the Bible? Brad called to share his story of how he has learned to "be a voice" for the gospel through Basic Gospel. John asks for an explanation of sanctification. What is it and how do we become sanctified? Mary Jo asks how to forgive others without letting them take advantage of you? A YouTube viewer asks about eternal security - can we truly say that once we are saved, we don't have to worry ever again about our salvation?

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Categories: Faith Testimonies/Thanks Salvation Forgiveness/Repentance

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

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

This week we hear from Eugene who wonders how he is qualified to share the message of Christ when he still struggles with sin. Rose asks for help in releasing long-held anger towards a friend. She worries that God won't forgive her if she can't forgive her friend. Brad called to encourage listeners that they truly can know and experience life in Christ. He reminds us of Hebrews 12:2, "keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith". Ralph asks if we are still bound by the 10 Commandments. Andrew explains that the law is not dead - but, as believers, WE are dead to the law. Andrew says, "If you are flirting with the Law, you are cheating on Jesus. Jesus Christ is enough for us." And, finally, Richard Peifer shares his thoughts about freedom. Everything in the world tries to drive us back to bondage. But, we have freedom in Christ! Enjoy this edition of Basic Gospel Weekend!

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Categories: Jesus Christ Forgiveness/Repentance Old Covenant

Resources:

Simple Gospel, Simply Grace
Simple Gospel, Simply Grace
Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Forgiveness: The Door to Life
The New Covenant Journey
The New Covenant Journey

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

Daryl called to ask if there is a difference in the resurrected body whether it was cremated or buried. Jane asks about whether we need to ask forgiveness when we sin. Shouldn't believers just confess sin instead of asking forgiveness? Jeremy if repentance is simply turning from a single sin or totally changing our minds about God? Teresa asks where tithes and fasting fall within the New Covenant?

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Categories: Resurrection Forgiveness/Repentance Money/Giving New Covenant

This edition of Basic Gospel Weekend celebrates the Resurrection of Christ Jesus. Without the resurrection, there is no life for the believer. Jesus was raised from the dead and therefore was able to restore us to life eternal. Matt called to ask about judgment. Will believers be required to give an account for our lives? Patty in Denver asks how we keep the joy of our salvation when troubles come our way. It is hard to keep our focus on Jesus when we are in the midst of trouble. Eula Lee asks about the Lord's Prayer. Should it be recited in church service? What is the proper way to look at this prayer?

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Categories: Resurrection Jesus Christ Forgiveness/Repentance Prayer

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

Phil responded to a call he heard about divorce and remarriage. The caller was concerned that he was committing adultery. Johnny's email asks if God will forgive him for being divorced and remarried. Is he going to hell? James asks about 1 John 1:9. Is this passage speaking to confession of sins in order to receive forgiveness? This is often a stumbling block passage. Bob gives a clear explanation of this passage. Tony called inquiring about President Trump, asking if he's a believer or not. While we can't answer his question with certainty, President Trump does seem to be relying on a panel of spiritual advisors and indicates that he is a strong advocate for Christianity.

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Categories: Marriage/Divorce Forgiveness/Repentance Salvation

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

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

Curtis called with his story - when he joined the service, he was told he could never be saved because of the first commandment. This damage followed him for years. Then he started listening to Basic Gospel and found the truth and is now walking in the love of God. His life changed dramatically. This is a powerful testimony and one that we should all hear. Lorraine called to express her understanding of holiness and to thank us for the truth she hears on the broadcast. Miles called to share his realization that he doesn't have to argue and coerce people regarding his belief. God will reveal God. He asks how to handle political views with people he knows will be against his view. Andrew gives great insight. Jan called to express her opinion that there is a difference between forgiveness and consequences. Bob points out that God doesn't send the consequences - that's built in to the sin itself. Lucy asks about Revelation 3:19 - does God rebuke and discipline? Bob calls this a "very positive statement". Listen and find out why. Allen's question is about Matthew 12. Is speaking against the Holy Spirit the unpardonable sin?

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Categories: Testimonies/Thanks Righteousness/Justification Forgiveness/Repentance Holy Spirit

Dale kicks off this broadcast asking about the apparent conflict in scripture regarding temptation. Does God tempt us or does it come through Satan? It's an interesting question and Bob clarifies what might be seen as conflict. Jay asks a life question - his daughter has accumulated a large student loan debt. Is God disappointed with her? Jose' in Florida called with an emotional and honest situation. He fears God and fears that God does not love him. Bob gives hope, encouragement, and clarity to Jose's fears. The fear of God will be pushed out by the love of God once we truly understand what Jesus did on our behalf is the key. This is a powerful call and one that will resonate to all who hear. William reminds us that the key to behavior issues is by focusing on Jesus, not our behaviors. Richard expands on that thought.

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Categories: Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance Righteousness/Justification

Tony calls with his struggle with what it means to be holy. Bob explains sanctification to help Tony understand what it means to be set apart, made holy, from the world. Holy looks a lot like love! Bob points him to Hebrews 10:10 as a key verse. Opal asks about punishment. Does God punish us when we sin? Bob shares the good news - Jesus took the punishment for sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 speaks loud and clear on this issue. Bob encourages her to think "bigger" than seeing God's training as some kind of punishment. Ray calls to encourage Basic Gospel to continue the ministry of teaching the New Covenant. He is a long-time listener and makes the point that the message we proclaim has remained unchanged. Bob makes this statement: Faith trusts. When faith trusts, faith rests. Jane asks if the reason God leaves Christians on earth only to reach others for Christ. Bob looks at our purpose in daily life. It's all about relationship.

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Categories: Righteousness/Justification Forgiveness/Repentance Faith

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