Matthew 9:35-38 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Anchor yourself to the shepherd that is truly the overseer of your soul.
* Michael wants to know how to bring the truth of the creation in light of the teaching that most people have heard.
* Gwen is going through a hard time with her current job and wondering where God is at this time.
* Mike echoes the trials that Gwen has gone through and thanks God’s faithfulness in bringing him through it all.
Because Jesus Christ is alive He changes things for us from the inside out and allows us to give thanks in all circumstances. When Peter was asked, “Who do you say I am?” He answered, “You are the Christ.” Jesus gives us a mind to see things from His perspective. Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that no one misses the grace of God…” If we only see things from our perspective it’s easy to let a bitter root grow up in us. Let the mind of Christ renew your mind.
* James struggles with his currently reluctance to spend time in Scripture with the Lord.
This week we continue looking at the validity of the Word of God and also explore how to study the Bible. How can we understand the Bible? By relying on the Holy Spirit to reveal the things of God. The Spirit removes the veil of self-righteousness, removes the veil of human reasoning, removes the veil of Satan’s lies and it is the Spirit who searches all thing, even the deep things of God. The Spirit is always taking the things of the Lord and making them known to people. As you read the Word of God, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the things God wants you to know. Because we have been given the mind of Christ, we can truly understand the Word. We can then begin to ask “What is the mind of Christ in this particular situation?” We read the Word to grow in our knowledge of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to reveal the truth about God – you will be amazed at the result!
In this Thanksgiving special edition of Basic Gospel, Bob draws our attention to the word of God – in particular, 42 hope filled verses about who we are in Christ. Sometimes life hits us hard and hurts us deeply. We may get depressed, anxious, fearful, angry, lonely or experience a sense of emptiness. In those times, it’s hard to feel thankful; yet, that’s exactly what God calls us to do. Today, we turn your attention to 42 hope-filled truths that will overflow your heart with an attitude of thanksgiving. 42 verses that you can turn to again and again when circumstances threaten to steal your joy.
Please be sure to check out part 2 here: http://basicgospel.net/radio/play/?id=615
What is your understanding of the doctrine of election? Are some people not chosen by God to be saved?
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* Adelia says that as believers we should be the most thankful people on earth knowing that God is in control. * Christopher shares his thankfulness for what the Lord has done in his life.
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:55-57
* If I let myself get chemo and radiation therapy is that a lack of faith in God? * Brad encourages the listeners to be taught by the Holy Spirit.
* Connie wonders why Jesus’ resurrected body still had the nail holes and scars.
* Thank you to the “Basic Gospel Nation”, our partners, who stand with us to make this ministry possible. * Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day if it’s not the true date?
This is Thanksgiving week and we’re going to give thanks for the promises we have in the New Covenant. In Hebrews 10:17, 18 “Then he adds: ‘Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.’ And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.”
* Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birth on the 25th of December if we don’t know the exact date?
* Please explain Colossians 2:20-13 NLT. “You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as, Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!…
* Should we baptize in the name of Jesus or in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost?
* Gwen asks about the tradition of having Christmas trees in light of the Scripture against it.