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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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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

This week's Basic Gospel Weekend edition is full of good news! We invite you to listen as we address these topics:

  • David expresses his doubts about his salvation. Andrew and Bob share the Gospel and ask him to invite Jesus into his life. Powerful call!
  • Roberta asks about the word "agape". Bob explains that agape love is the one-way unconditional love of God and that it is an action word - God is actively loving us, being patient with us, and kind to us.
  • The 10 Commandments - are they still applicable today? Bob gives a great explanation of the Old and New Covenants. The New Covenant never is contrary to the 10 Commandments; however, because of Christ, we live in the New Covenant with its' laws of faith, hope and love.
  • John is a Jewish man actively considering converting to Christianity. His concern is about the curse found in Deuteronomy. Bob explains that everything is reconciled through Jesus Christ. He takes away the curse of the law - he took the curse upon Himself so that we could be set free. When we trust Christ by faith, we cross over from death to life and there is no condemnation for us! That's some good news!

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Categories: Salvation Love Old Covenant New Covenant

Resources:

The Case For Easter
The Case For Easter
The New Covenant Journey
The New Covenant Journey
When God is For You: Confidence For Life
When God is For You: Confidence For Life

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