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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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
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!
"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.
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!
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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