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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 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

Ralph in Tennessee asks about prayer. His wife is very ill and the prayers of the whole church hasn't seemed to "work". What is the role of prayer in situations like this? Lydia asks about the Sabbath? Is it a certain day that we must observe? Bob points her to the "eternal rest" that we now experience in Christ Jesus. There's an interesting observation about the 7th day we encourage you to hear. Stan asks how we really know the will of God. He feels he has missed God's purpose and blessing. Richard answers with insight from his own life. Kim is worried about all the instances of seeing the number 666. Does it mean that she is being attacked or marked? Stephen asks if it is wrong to ask the Lord to take him home? He feels he is not making the world "better". Bob encourages him to allow the Lord to work through him. He will use us in individual lives.

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Categories: Prayer Faith Hope God's Will End Times Hope

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

Len asks about Proverbs 11:29. How do I apply this verse to my pending divorce? My child is full of anger and resentment. Ryan is concerned that he might not have been saved early on because of his addiction to pornography. Was he saved then or was he saved only when he `repented' of that addiction? Andrew answers with compassion and truth. Cindy asks about the scripture "show thyself approved" ... how does that apply to those with learning disabilities who may not be able to read/grasp the Word. Andrew and Bob warn about making Christianity one-size-fits-all. Ron asks how important it is to understand the history of the times of the Bible? Bob explains the revelation by the Holy Spirit vs. historical knowledge.

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Categories: Marriage/Divorce Salvation Old Covenant

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

Pam in Louisville, KY asks about her brother who suffers from multiple phobias. He is a believer but these fears keep him from living victoriously. Bob shares that typically this comes down to an identity issue. An email from Teresa asks about if you can grow in Jesus without delving into the Word? Richard shares insight on this emotion-based view of Jesus. Ryan shares his diagnosis of terminal brain cancer and updates us on his latest test results. His question has to do with what happens after salvation - are we left to our own devices? Richard explains assurance of salvation and how Ephesians 1:13-14 gives assurance of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Eddie asks about 1 John 3:9 - does it really mean we cannot sin? An interesting question that Bob and Richard tackle together! Curt asks who are the rulers and authorities mentioned in Ephesians 3:10?

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Categories: Emotions/Depression Bible Hope Salvation

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

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