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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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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

Our Canadian friend, Ryan, called to share the creative way he was able to communicate the finished work of Jesus to his young daughter. He thanks us for keeping the message simple and that we didn't name our ministry "Complex Gospel"! Ryan has terminal brain cancer and has found great encouragement through Basic Gospel. We have been equally encouraged by him. William calls asking about drinking and gluttony. Even Jesus was accused of such things. This questions leads to a discussion of our living sacrifice. Ed asked about Jeremiah 31:31. Was the promise of the New Covenant only for the house of Israel? Karen asks about showing God's grace to others. It takes a humble heart to receive and share the grace of God.

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Categories: Faith Hope Love Grace New Covenant

Welcome to the Christmas edition of Basic Gospel Weekend! Bob, Bob, and Richard discuss the awe-inspiring gift of Jesus Christ. Through his birth, love came down and gave us hope. Through his death, we received forgiveness of sins and eternal life. God's Christmas gift to us was his son, Jesus Christ. As the angel proclaimed, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11). All of us at Basic Gospel wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and God's richest blessings in the New Year!

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Categories: Jesus Christ Faith Hope Love

Calvin asks if it is normal for a believer to have blood pressure problems and anxiety. Bob points Calvin to the need for a thankful heart, recognizing Christ as a guard over your heart and mind. Curt asks about the Sermon on the Mount. Is it part of the Law? Bob explains the "inside-out" aspect of the Sermon on the Mount. An anonymous question asks what encouragement can be given to a former caregiver who made decisions that had horrible consequences. How do you restore them? Karen asks about how the proud can receive God's grace. Pride is a part of our heart before coming to Christ. Once we are humbled, recognizing we can't do it on our own, then we are ready for God's grace.

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Categories: Emotions/Depression Jesus Christ Old Covenant Grace

Mark is a new listener to the broadcast. His question is about the difference between Jews and Gentiles. How does each group come to salvation? Jordan asks about forgiveness. Since God created Satan could Satan come to faith in Christ and receive salvation? Lula asks if Gentiles have ever been under the law of Moses? Robert asks about Adam and Eve's sin? Was every choice they made predetermined by God? Carl asks about the five-fold ministry mentioned in Ephesians? Is that viable today? Are there apostles and prophets today?

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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

Bob Davis offers a Thanksgiving greeting. Chris asks about the value of praying for one another and should we pray for something more than once. Mark has been diagnosed as bipolar and also is addicted to nicotine. He is fearful of giving up nicotine thinking it might cause more episodes of bipolar symptoms. Ruth is confused about salvation. In Ephesians 2:8-9 it speaks as salvation as a gift of God. In Philippians 2:12 it says to work out your own salvation. Those two passages seem to contradict one another. A phone caller asks about tongues. Why is it that some churches put importance on tongues and others don't? Victoria called to ask about abiding in Christ. She wants to encourage others to abide in Christ.

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Categories: Prayer Emotions/Depression Salvation Holy Spirit

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

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