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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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This week we take on some "real life" questions. Our first call is from Linda. Her daughter passed away and Linda is wondering if her daughter is now in the presence of the Lord or experiencing what some call "soul sleep". Richard contacts us about predestination and election. This often misunderstood topic really should be a source of great gratitude for believers. Mary's husband died at his own hand and her step-children have pulled away from her. How does she restore the relationship? James is troubled about the Holocaust. How could God allow the execution of thousands? Billy has been divorced for 12 years. He is lonely and hurting. Is it wrong for him to pray for a new mate? What does the Bible say about it? Thanks for joining us on this week's edition of Basic Gospel Weekend!

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Categories: Death Marriage/Divorce Parenting/Children

Nicole is feeling isolated in her Christian walk. She gave up smoking at the time of her salvation and now has begun again. Bob helps her look at the situation through the lens of God's love for her. Romans 7 is key "I have no idea what I do". The Word of God has great hope and insight into this situation. Smoking is Nicole's issue but we all have something and will benefit from this discussion. Tony from New York is a new Christian and is confused about the practice in his church of speaking in tongues. Andrew deals with this often-misunderstood issue by taking him to the Word of God for clarification. You will never look at this issue in the same way again! Calvin is confused about the Holy Spirit - does the Spirit deal with us based on feelings? He finds himself more emotional and more in tune to things of the Lord. Andrew's discussion will help you understand the role (or non-role) of feelings in your Christian journey. He also highly recommends Bob's book Simple Gospel Simply Grace - get your copy at http://simplegospelsimplygrace.com

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Categories: Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance Holy Spirit

Gary is puzzled by the scriptures who refers to the "Son of Man" - why does Jesus describe himself in that way? Richard and Bob lead Gary in a discussion of the miracle of Jesus becoming fully human while remaining fully God - on our behalf. Joyce is attending a church that focuses on a ritual of foot washing. Andrew helps her see the meaning of this act and encourages her to follow the Lord's lead in whether to participate or not. Sharon is experiencing a heart-wrenching situation in her family - there is a pattern of grudges and incomplete reconciliation. How do they experience true healing? Bob takes her to 1 Corinthians 13 - love keeps no record of wrongs. Hebrews 12:15 holds important insight for this problem - missing the grace of God. Truth from the Word of God and embracing the grace of God is the key to breaking this destructive pattern. Annie wonders why her pastor is resigning from the church and beginning another. Bob helps her focus on the true leader of the church. The church can rest in Jesus Christ to work this situation for good through the body of believers. Teresa questions the practice of canonizing saints - aren't we all declared saints in the Word of God? An interesting question with great spiritual application. Thank you for joining us this week!

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Categories: Jesus Christ Christian Living Love

Dwight calls with a question about a most important issue - can a believer lose their salvation? Far from popular teaching, our behavior has nothing to do with salvation. It is faith in Christ that saves us and faith in Christ that allows us to live a life of freedom. At Basic Gospel, we explain it as "FIRST faith, THEN change". Kelly emailed a question asking if God is in control of our lives - if so, why do bad things happen to good people? The answer is that we live in a world that dominated by sin and death; however, the victory is God's and He conquers sin and death. We will live with Him eternally. Curt wonders how to relate to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and He reveals to us the meaning of the Word of God. For insight into the role of the Holy Spirit, helpful passages are John 14 & 16, Ephesians 3:14-21, 1 John chapter 2, and 1 Corinthians 2:9-16. Lee wonders why churches don't teach the New Covenant. It is the New Covenant that binds us together as children of God - Jew and Gentile. Mary Ann called expressing thanks for Basic Gospel and encourages others to join in supporting the ministry. You can do so at http://basicgospel.net

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Categories: Salvation Faith Holy Spirit New Covenant

Clay asks an interesting question about the full armor of God ... is it something we have to work to put on or is it something more? The armor of God puts all the pieces of the Gospel together for us. Brad is a long-time supporter of Basic Gospel and calls to encourage others to join the Basic Gospel team! Martin calls regarding John 14:6 - asking for clarification about Jesus' claim about Himself. Jesus boldly claims exclusivity - there is NO life apart from Him. Teresa asks about 1 Corinthians 14:34. She is confused about friends who are pastors who don't believe that women should be pastors or teach. This is a passage that causes great confusion - Bob Christopher cuts through the clutter to look at what the passage actually says and means. God is a God of peace, not of chaos and confusion. Jones emailed an interesting question - is there anything I as a believer can do to pursue righteousness? Do I simply sit back and do nothing? Bob shares some common sense and practical insight into this issue. Remember, you can get a free copy of our devotional, 12 Days of Simply Grace, simply be visiting http://basicgospel.net/weekend. Thanks for listening!

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Gregory, listening from the Dallas area on the WORD, asks, "What does the Bible mean when it talks about obedience? Is it like obeying a person who might say, ` do this, and do that'? Bob explains that when we see God demonstrating His love to us over and beyond measure, we start responding back to His love, with love. We love, because He first loved us. This leads us to a life of dependance on God, as well as a response of obedience to God's love for us.

Ali from Buffalo New York shares with listeners that the Koran says that Christ is the Messiah, not just King of Jews, but rather, King of everyone. Muslims do not believe that Jesus was crucified or resurrected, but was "taken away" by the Gods, and will return one day to lead us into all righteousness. Bob invites Ali to re-examine the crucifixion, and that without the crucifixion and resurrection, we are still dead in our sins.

Clay from Hutto, Texas calls to remind listeners that we cannot forget that Jesus was conceived differently than any baby. We cannot deny the Virgin Birth. The word became flesh and dwelt among us 9 months earlier with Mary.

Young Aliah from the Bronx asks about certain sects that claim people who church on Sundays worship the "sun god". Bob explains that we worship on Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Aliyah continues to be puzzled by people worrying about it. Why not just let us worship God on Sundays? Man looks on the outside, but God looks on the heart. I Samuel 16:7

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Categories: Christian Living Jesus Christ

David in Brooklyn, NY asks how God is involved in our pain and suffering. God is sovereign and all-powerful so is He the author of the horrible things in our lives? God is not the author of evil, never tempts us with sin. Difficult circumstances serve to highlight God's promise that He will work all things together for good. We will experience trouble, trials and tribulations but we have hope in the midst of those things - the work and person of Jesus Christ. Mike in Oregon asks about Calvinism - why does Calvin get so much credit? Many theologians have studied his writings. What we need to remember is that if we are going to know anything about Jesus, it will be revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. Maryann in Kentucky called to thank Basic Gospel for the teaching and to encourage the listeners to prayerfully consider supporting the ministry both financially and through prayer. Clay asks about Zacharias - why was he rendered speechless? Gwen is struggling with trusting God. Circumstances are tough and she wonders why God is not intervening in her trials. Bob helps her focus on the fact that Jesus is bigger and God's love for her. Thanks for joining us today and we pray you will find something in this broadcast to help you stand in truth!

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Categories: Christian Living Bible Testimonies/Thanks

"Let the little children come unto Me." Rose called to asks about sharing the Gospel with children. Bob encourages her to keep sharing the Good News with them. An email question from Fidela about whether to take radiation and chemotherapy. A friend has said that taking treatment is a lack of faith in God. Bob encourages her to seek what the Lord would have her do, rather than the influence of friends. Bob takes a few minutes to share our vision for Basic Gospel for the next 3 years. Everything we do is to let people know that, in Christ, they can be fully alive and can fully trust in Him. Join with us and help spread the word about Jesus Christ to people who need to hear it! Visit http://basicgospel.net/support to join the Basic Gospel team. The world is in turmoil and is full of darkness. Only the Gospel can clear the confusion and dispel the darkness. Join with us to share the light of the World - Jesus Christ! Ron asks an important question, how was Jesus tempted, yet perfect? Bob explains that because Jesus was tempted in every way, we can go to Him in our own temptation, knowing He knows how you feel and you can trust Him to lead you through your situation. We end with John's call wondering how to minister to a friend's son who believes that if you do not observe the "Sabbath", then you are not saved.

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Categories: Parenting/Children Christian Living Jesus Christ

Our first call this week is about Revelation 3:5 - Doris asked, "Is it possible for your name to be erased from the Lamb's Book of Life?" Far from a fearful verse, this passage is actually the most reassuring scripture in the book of Revelation. We challenge you to look at this verse very carefully! James made a courageous call to ask why he is struggling so much in his walk with the Lord when it used to be so easy? This is a question we all face at one time or another. Connie asked an interesting question - if our resurrected body will be perfect, why did Jesus' body still bear the marks of the cross? We end this edition with a question from Lauren - is the book of Jude a warning against using grace as a license to sin or is there more to it? Thanks for joining us this week! We pray this program is a blessing to you!

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Categories: End Times Salvation Christian Living Heaven

We begin this week's edition with a call from Cynthia who is passionate about calling the church to prayer regarding the things of the world. Bob speaks from the heart about this subject and reminds us that our calling is to be a voice in this dark world, sharing the good news about Christ. Colossians 2:22-3 was the subject of Jose's email - if we have died with Christ, are we set free from the rules of the world? Anthony shares his concern regarding serving other people. If we reach out to people, how do we avoid taking on their problems as our own. Andrew has a great perspective and set Anthony's mind at ease. Antoine asks the question, "is salvation as simple as John 3:16 or do we need deeper knowledge?" Bob reassures him that the path to salvation is simply "by grace, through faith". Our last question is from Ron who asks for clarification on Hebrews 4:15 - how was Jesus tempted in every way and yet remained without sin? Bob points out that this scripture should teach us that God certainly knows everything we are going through and that Jesus understands our temptations. We can trust in the Father, just as Jesus did. Thanks for joining us!

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Categories: Prayer Law Salvation Jesus Christ

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