Messages from Richard Peifer and Bob Christopher
Ephesians 2:1-3, Acts 26:17-18, 1 Peter 4:3, 1:18-19 Romans 5:19, Hebrews 9:27
Join us as Bob Christopher leads us through various Scriptures describing the "Crossover" from death to life. Because Adam and Eve, in their disobedience to God, ushered sin into God's perfect world, everyone who would ever be born found themselves dead in sin. They were in the "wrong place", as sinners apart from Christ; controlled by the "wrong person" and carrying out the "wrong purpose", choosing to gratify the desires of the flesh, as dictated by the ways of the world. This empty life was leading them to a "horrible end." Hopefully, at some point, as many as possible would "cross over" from death to life, trusting in Christ and His death, burial, resurrection and ascension. No longer would they be lost sinners, but victorious saints in Christ!
1 Corinthians 16
Join us as Bob Christopher ties up some loose ends in 1 Corinthians 16. These are Paul's closing words in his first letter to the church at Corinth. Following his teaching on the importance of the resurrection (Chapter 15), Paul reminds the Corinthians, and us, as well, that joy in this life comes only as we give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord. He encourages everyone in the Corinthian church to be involved in helping the church in Jerusalem with their financial needs, and he says to us all: "Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith; be men (and women) of courage; be strong. Do everything in love" (Chapter 16, vs. 13-14).
The Way of Love
The Way of Love
1 Corinthians 14
Join us as Bob Christopher shares insights from Paul's message to the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians, chapter 14). This message brings out the misuse of spiritual gifts, which has always been a cause of church divisions and conflicts, and is still a problem in many churches today. Spiritual gifts are to be used not for self-edification but for the good of the whole body so that the love of Jesus and the true gospel message can be passed on to people all over the world. Paul says to eagerly desire God's greater gifts, such as the gift of prophecy; but he also says not to forbid speaking in tongues, which serves as a sign for unbelievers. Just make sure this gift, which should always be interpreted, is used in a fitting and orderly way.
1 Corinthians 15
Join us as Bob Christopher shares special Easter insights using passages from 1 Corinthians, chapter 15. Just as the linchpin holds various things in place, we should look to the Lord Jesus as the linchpin holding us individually, as well as our families, our church bodies and our world, in place. Believing the true gospel message that Christ died for our sins, that He was buried and that He was raised on the third day" provides the linchpin for our faith and salvation in Him. Christ is alive and will never die again! Through His Holy Spirit, He makes us alive in Him. Without His resurrection we would still be dead in our sins, but death has been swallowed up in victory. "Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Join us as Bob Christopher talks about Basic Gospel's mission for 2014 in light of God's love described by Paul in 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. Our mission as a New Covenant church has always been to connect as many people as possible to the love and life of Jesus Christ. Continuing this mission during 2014, we now have access to four effective media platforms: radio, the Internet, social media and video.