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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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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

We address questions that are often posed to Basic Gospel in this edition. Nick challenges our position on forgiveness - doesn't God chasten His children when they sin? Don't we need to ask forgiveness? Hazel poses a question about the validity of the 10 Commandments in our life today - don't they still apply? Anthony asks, "How do I keep the joy of the Lord when I am under such stress and pressure in my workplace?" Danny received grace and mercy when he broke the law in his youth. Should he not file charges against those he apprehends in his current job as a security guard? Bob clarifies our position on these issues and gives Anthony and Danny practical, powerful encouragement in dealing with their job issues.

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Categories: Forgiveness/Repentance Old Covenant Christian Living

David called seeking information on how to get to know Jesus in a personal way. He feels lost and struggles with unbelief. Bob explains that salvation is not a self-improvement program, it is receiving the life of Christ. We call it "first life, then change". After understanding this issue, David prays to receive the life of Christ! As you listen to David's call, if you join him in receiving the life of Christ, please email bob@basicgospel.net and we will send you resources to help you in your journey of grace!

Our friend, Sab, from the United Kingdom, is concerned about his family and friends who were Hindu. What happened when they died? A powerful and important question to explore. An interesting question from Jennifer - how is the wisdom of God different from the wisdom that Eve desired from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Jerry asks how the leadership of the church be chosen? Peter asks for clarification on rejecting the Holy Spirit - is it your past rejection or future rejection?

We pray you enjoy this edition of Basic Gospel weekend and that it is helpful to you in your journey of grace!

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Categories: Jesus Christ Salvation Christian Living

Resources:

Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Drive the Stake
Drive the Stake

This week we present an overview of what we at Basic Gospel call The Power of 8 - 8 fundamental truths that believers need to fully understand in order to fully experience the grace of God. The 8 truths are:

  • Deity of Jesus Christ
  • Authority of the Word of God
  • The New Covenant
  • Finished Work of Christ
  • Reality of the Resurrection
  • Our Identity in Christ
  • How to Live in the New Covenant
  • Faith Hope and Love. The Christian life is lived by faith, anchored in hope and expressed in love.

Also, Mike calls asking how to forgive his wife for past affairs, Joaquin called to speak about the impact of Simple Gospel Simply Grace and asks how to reach out to others with the Gospel message, and Rich called to clear up confusion with his faith. This edition is full of powerful truth for all believers and we pray it will impact your life!

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Categories: Jesus Christ Holy Spirit Faith

Resources:

The Power of 8
The Power of 8
Gateway to Grace
Gateway to Grace
The New Covenant Journey
The New Covenant Journey

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

We begin this broadcast with a call from Peter asking if someone doesn't believe in the 6-day creation story, can they really be saved? Louise is in a season of "bad news". She is worried and wonders if God is mad at her. Bob reminds her that God is bigger than her anxiety and bigger than her worry and reassures her that God is not mad and that He desires to carry her anxiety and worry. Janelle is deeply disappointed in the church body who has not reached out to her in the midst of a family emergency. Finally, Bruce asks if the Holy Spirit is being taken away from our country. These calls highlight the importance of having a live, call-in broadcast so that people can receive insight and encouragement in the trials of life. Enjoy this edition of Basic Gospel Weekend!

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Categories: Apologetics Bible Holy Spirit Christian Living

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:

Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Forgiveness: The Door to Life
The New Covenant Journey
The New Covenant Journey

This week we meet Calvin who is experiencing anxiety because of his fear of death. He describes himself as "like a tornado - all twisted up". Next, Allen calls with a heartfelt grief and concern for all the children who have died, whether by abortion or other causes. He wonders if they have eternal life. Steve asks about the judgment seat of Christ - if all our sins are forgiven, why is there a judgment seat? We end this edition with Linn who wants to know the true difference between a believer and a non-believer. Hint - it's a matter of the heart! Enjoy this edition of Basic Gospel Weekend!

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Categories: Death Righteousness/Justification Faith

This weekend edition highlights real life issues and addresses how we, as believers, can respond.

  • Anthony asks a great question - How do you resolve conflict in marriage? Bob helps Anthony see that his wife's number one need is security and that his number one need is respect. The most loving thing a husband can do is communicate to his wife that she is secure in her husband's love. Spend time letting her know that she's number one in your life.
  • Clay expresses his recommendation of Simple Gospel Simply Grace. "The book found me ... I really like it a lot. I like it so much, I don't want to finish it!"
  • Darrell is disturbed by the response of his pastor regarding gay marriage. Bob's advice is applicable to all of us in this issue. We have to look at any situation with this question - "Where do we go for truth?". The Word of God should be our authority.
  • Craig is struggling with certain lifestyle choices. His choices render him tormented, regretful and then doubts his own salvation. Bob cuts through the behaviors to the real problem - self-pity. He encourages Craig to shift his focus from his behaviors to Jesus Christ. We receive assurance from all that He has accomplished on our behalf.
  • George called to thank the ministry for resources. He says that he now knows he is saved and is experiencing freedom in Christ!

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Categories: Marriage/Divorce Christian Living Faith Testimonies/Thanks

Resources:

Living Life on the Edge
Living Life on the Edge
Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Forgiveness: The Door to Life
Drive the Stake
Drive the Stake

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