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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: Sin

Justine asks about Matthew 9:43-47 which speaks about if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. What does that really mean? David asked about estate planning. Is he obligated to leave everything to his children or is it OK to leave a portion to an animal rescue. He knows his children would be upset about it but he feels that he wants to allocate part to non-profits. Gwen asks about relationships. Does God forgive past mistakes in relationships? Clay asks about "The Lord disciplines those he loves". Does this mean that physical spanking is OK? How do we season our parenting with grace?

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Categories: Sin Money/Giving Marriage/Divorce Parenting/Children Grace

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

This Labor Day weekend edition begins with Mike who asks why would God create Satan, knowing that he would turn evil. Does that mean God actually created sin? Richard enters into a fascinating discussion on this topic as it pertains to the freedom of choice. Donna asks what God's reaction is to our sins? Bob cautions against basing God's reaction on how we react to sin. This answer is a wonderful assurance of God's love for us. Kevin asks why God continues to cause affliction in his life. Kevin feels that God is directly bringing pain and affliction. If God loves him, why does He allow this kind of pain? This is a powerful call as Bob leads Kevin to focus on what we know about God. Richard answers Eulalie's question about Luke 16:1-14 - why would we commend the shrewd manager? It's a fascinating look at the way Jesus dealt with the Pharisees.

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Categories: Sin Salvation Love

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

Jerome asks what grieving the Holy Spirit means. We all sin, so is the Holy Spirit in a constant state of grief? Chris asks how the Gospel frees us from the opinion of others. Bob responds with a passage from Galatians. You can live freely as a child of God, unconcerned about the opinion of others. Lorraine shares her understanding of holiness... love, joy, long-suffering, peace, kindness, showing the love of God in daily life. Bob shares how her insight fits into our by-line - hear it, believe it, and live it. Terry asks if categorizing a sin puts us under the law. If the unpardonable sin is unbelief, then what do I call behaviors that we typically call sins? Bob ends with an encouraging email from Paul.

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Categories: Holy Spirit Faith Love Sin

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

Michael asks about Paul's admonition in Romans 13:1-2 to be subject to the government authorities. How does that apply to today's troubles? Eileen Mason joins us to share exciting information about our upcoming trip to Israel. We would love for YOU to join us! Neil calls seeking help with his marriage asking how to apply "love keeps no record of wrongs" in his situation. Clay asks for clarification of 1 Corinthians 3:17. Based on this scripture, is suicide the unpardonable sin? Listen to Bob and Richards insight into this question.

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Categories: Love Marriage/Divorce Sin

Here's good news - when God looks down on the world, he sees two kinds of people - those who are lost and need salvation (the unrighteous) and those who are saved (the righteous). If you are a believer, you have been justified and are righteous in God's sight. Our friend, Clay, calls with a question about suicide. Does suicide negate salvation? Richard sets the record straight regarding this oft-misunderstood subject. Angela called to explain her understanding of faith. Bob shares Major Ian Thomas' insight on faith - first, it's the love of God initiated toward us, which results in our love for God, resulting in our dependence to God, resulting in obedience to God. Joe in KY asks about the New Covenant - does a Christian still have to tithe 10%? Andrew explains how New Covenant believers honor the Lord in their giving. Victor asks about "replacement" theology - believers who think they can replace Israel by keeping the Jewish customs. It's an interesting discussion. Brad in Missouri points to the verse in Matthew which speaks about "taking up the cross". Bob explains that our responsibility is simply to walk by faith.

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Categories: Righteousness/Justification Salvation Sin Love Faith Money/Giving

On this Weekend Edition, Craig shares what he's learned about overcoming sin. Denise calls concerned about her salvation and "drives the stake" of assurance once and for all. And Steve wants to know whether the Law was for just the Israelites or for the Gentiles too.

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Categories: Sin Salvation Law

Kenneth asks a great question to kick off this edition. What is the truth about post-baptismal sin? Richard discusses this in great detail. Richard says "The things I do wrong no longer have eternal consequence because the one thing I did right - choose Jesus. Marianne called to encourage others to take advantage of the Basic Gospel app. Valerie asks for clarification of something Richard said about witnessing to people in his own strength (selfish motives) versus following the leading of the Spirit. Mike called to share his testimony about when the grace of God really came true for him. He says, "Finally, I am trusting the Lord Jesus and am truly resting in Him". Nicole asks about addiction within marriage - how do you rebuild trust after the damage of addiction? Finally, we answer an email question regarding a passage in James which seems to say we must confess our sins. The passage is really talking about reconciliation within relationships, community, and local fellowships. Thanks for joining us!

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Categories: Sin Salvation Marriage/Divorce

Jay asks if "equally yoked" only pertains to spouses or does it also apply to friendships and business relationships. Stephanie called asking how to respond to a believer friend who is into pornography. This is a huge problem in the world today. The attitude is that sex is no big deal and there seems to be no sacredness within the sexual relationship. Bob discusses the natural consequences of sin as it pertains to pornography. Calvin calls for clarification about salvation. He knows he is saved but questions why he keeps turning back to sins. Does that mean his salvation isn't real? Marianne contacted us asking for an explanation of "God's glory" in the Old Testament. Bob explains Moses' experience with the glory of God. Richard points us to the fullness of Christ's work - we now have the glory of God living in us! That's a powerful truth to take in! Mary Jo wants to know which Bible passage really explains the New Covenant. The answer is Hebrews 8:10-12!

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Categories: Sin Salvation New Covenant

These interesting questions make up this Basic Gospel Weekend edition. Donna asks what is God's reaction to our sins. Bob explains that we are children of God, He assures our hearts that the punishment for that sin went upon Jesus, He shows us the consequence of our sin and encourages us to be reconciled to those we offended, and He continues to teach you to say "no" to sin and "yes" to Jesus. Kenny asks for clarification of the unpardonable sin. Brian's question is about passages in Revelation which seem to indicate that you can lose salvation. Bob brings Jesus front and center in his answer. John's email is about the possibility of converting from Judaism to Christianity. George expresses his appreciation for the ministry - the resources he received were the catalyst for understanding God's grace.

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Categories: Grace Sin Salvation

In this edition of Basic Gospel Weekend, you will hear two people receive Christ. What a wonderful privilege we have to present the Gospel and see it connect with hurting hearts. Jeremiah asks "Is it only through Christ that you can be saved?" Antoine asks about the Holy Spirit - do we receive the Holy Spirit at salvation? Then we hear from Eddie who says, "I am trying to do the right thing. I know anger is holding me back. I need help." Bob and Andrew explain that Christ paid the punishment for all our sins and he wants to live through us. Who is bigger? Your sins or Jesus Christ? Invite Jesus to be the answer to your problem. James calls to ask if habitual sin can cause a person to lose their salvation. Bob gives James some good news - once we're made alive, we can't go back to death. Jesus has promised he will never leave you or forsake you, he has promised to complete his work in you, he has promised that he is going to conform you to the image of Christ, and that one day he's going to come back and take you to be where he is. Because God is righteous and faithful, he is going to deliver on each and every one of those promises. Then we hear from Gwen who says, "I know intellectually who God is, but I don't feel a personal connection to him." Bob explains salvation to Gwen who prays an emotional prayer and receives Jesus Christ. If the Gospel message penetrates your heart as you listen to this special broadcast, please let us know! We want to walk with you as you discover the grace of God. Contact us at bob@basicgospel.net.

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Categories: Salvation Sin

Resources:

Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Drive the Stake
Drive the Stake
Simple Gospel, Simply Grace
Simple Gospel, Simply Grace

The first two questions in this edition of Basic Gospel Weekend both have the same root issue. First, Lynn calls to say that sin has a stronghold in his life and he struggles with self-image. As he says, "the whole tree is rotten". Jeremy echoes that sentiment in his question. "I'm a 37 year old broken man. I've done so many dumb things. To be forgiven would be great. I want God to know I love him." Both of these courageous questions highlight one central issue - our identity in Christ. The truth is that we are children of God. He loves us and is not counting our sin against us. Next we address a "hot" topic - speaking in tongues. Bob walks Ralph through what the scripture says about tongues. Also, Ralph asks about the "greater works" that Jesus spoke about. Finally, Brad asks about remarriage. He says "I've begged God 1000 times for forgiveness. How can I let go of the guilt for remarrying. Does remarriage put me in a state of condemnation?" Bob points him to the powerful truth of forgiveness. God is not counting sins against us. He has given us new life and there is now NO condemnation. The accuser constantly turns our focus to sin - God wants us to keep our eyes on Jesus. We pray this edition of Basic Gospel Weekend will help you in your life!

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Categories: Sin Marriage/Divorce

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