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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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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 is a special Good Friday edition of Basic Gospel. The most significant event of human history is the Christ Event - the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The lead chapter of this good news story starts with death - through his sacrifice we are set free from sin and death. This event opened the door to new life for us. We take a deep look at this most important event and explore why it is good news! The victory cry of Jesus is summed up in three simple yet profound words - it is finished. From all of us at Basic Gospel, Happy Easter! Shout it from the rooftop - He is risen!

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Categories: Resurrection Jesus Christ Hope Salvation

Jeremy asks do we ask forgiveness for every sin in our life? Other ministries seem to say we need to keep 'short accounts' with God. There is good news - you are genuinely at peace with God. There is no in or out of fellowship. Bill is an agnostic and asks what is the original Gospel? Bill questions the gospel accounts. He's asking for proof that Jesus Christ is God. Richard does a great job of communicating with Bill. Veronica asks about tithing. She and her husband send support to his family members in the Dominican Republic. Is she still required to tithe? The New Covenant calls us to the "grace of giving". It is all about walking by faith and following the leading of the Holy Spirit. Earnest asks about the names of Jesus. Hebrews called him Yeshua. How did the name Jesus come about? Marcus asks for clarification on the judgment seat of Christ. If our sins have all been forgiven why would we have to come to the judgment seat? Andrew gives great clarification on this issue. You will be encouraged by his answer and will look at the judgment seat in a different way! Thanks for joining us!

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Categories: Forgiveness/Repentance Apologetics Money/Giving Jesus Christ

Chris asks about the many who teach that you can lose salvation. Andrew's question is "How can you be un-born?" This kind of teaching is flawed because there is a basic misunderstanding of what salvation is. Sylvia is engaged to a man and yet finds herself questioning his character. He professes to be a Christian and yet his actions seem to be against rather than for her. Tony wonders how is the best way to deal with social media - is it wise to comment on posts that are anti-Christ? This is an important issue in today's world. An email question asks "what/where is the conscience?" Paul speaks to that in his writings. Jeremy asks about teachings that we need to continually ask for forgiveness. This is a question we often receive and it is a foundational truth of Christianity. The Bible tells us that there is NO way to get out of fellowship with God once you have entered into fellowship with God. Your feelings may tell you differently, but Christ in you will convince you once and for all!

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Categories: Salvation Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance

Our first call is a powerful one! Carol is a former Jehovah's Witness and wonders how to talk about Jesus with those who are still Witnesses. The Jehovah's Witness don't give credit TO Christ, everything is THROUGH him. Stacy called about a friend's co-worker who is homosexual and a minister. Her question is about how to speak the truth in love to this man. George expressed his appreciation for resources we sent to him. The Drive the Stake CD was life-changing for him. Clay asks if abortion should be the deciding factor on who to vote for in the coming elections? Antoine called to talk about Rhonda Rousey and her depression after her fighting loss. Isn't it really an identity issue? How does our identity correlate to depression?

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Categories: Apologetics Emotions/Depression Testimonies/Thanks

Resources:

Drive the Stake
Drive the Stake

Jay asks if "equally yoked" only pertains to spouses or does it also apply to friendships and business relationships. Stephanie called asking how to respond to a believer friend who is into pornography. This is a huge problem in the world today. The attitude is that sex is no big deal and there seems to be no sacredness within the sexual relationship. Bob discusses the natural consequences of sin as it pertains to pornography. Calvin calls for clarification about salvation. He knows he is saved but questions why he keeps turning back to sins. Does that mean his salvation isn't real? Marianne contacted us asking for an explanation of "God's glory" in the Old Testament. Bob explains Moses' experience with the glory of God. Richard points us to the fullness of Christ's work - we now have the glory of God living in us! That's a powerful truth to take in! Mary Jo wants to know which Bible passage really explains the New Covenant. The answer is Hebrews 8:10-12!

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Categories: Sin Salvation New Covenant

Our first call is from Alice. Her 18 year old granddaughter is confused and desires to have surgery to become a male. Bob encourages Alice in how to respond to such a heartbreaking situation. Aric calls to talk about the fact that we are already seated with Christ in the heavenlies. It is hard to understand that Christ lives in us here and we also live with Him there. What a message of hope! Also, Bob introduces Aric as the newest member of the Basic Gospel Board of Directors. Lavonna calls to encourage a listener struggling with pornography. Colossians 3:3-7 is a powerful passage. It is the grace of God enables us to say no to such things. Theresa calls to encourage listeners to get a copy of our CD, Drive the Stake - the Gospel message is one that we need to hear over and over. The more we hear it, the more the truth of Jesus becomes our reality and we can see it lived out in our daily life. Bill was a member of the Seventh Adventist Church and called with a question about the Ten Commandments. We are now ministers of the New Covenant, where God writes his laws on our hearts, not on stone. Jesus opens our eyes to truth and the reality of the New Covenant vs. the Old Covenant. Thanks for joining us!

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Categories: Christian Living Heaven Grace New Covenant

Resources:

Drive the Stake
Drive the Stake

Angela asks if it's possible to be saved without making Jesus the Lord of your life? Bob explains that often it's a process that begins with salvation before we respond to the Holy Spirit's teaching to embrace Jesus as Lord. Doug asks about salvation - what happens when a person turns away from God? Can they lose their salvation? Consider this statement from Jesus: "I will never leave you nor forsake you". Chris from New York asks about backsliding. He was saved 12 years ago and, after losing a dear friend, he began to "backslide" and became addicted to prescription medication. Now he has a serious medical issue and is reaching out for assurance of God's love. Bob and Andrew encourage him to grab hold of the anchor - the blood of Jesus. Lucy shares her insight on whether Adam and Eve were actually saved. It's an interesting question and Bob offers clarification. The Word of God doesn't specifically answer the question but there are passages that provide insight. Thanks for listening!

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Categories: Salvation

Resources:

Drive the Stake
Drive the Stake

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

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