Sun, 19 November 2006
Text: Philippians 3:12-16
The world today preaches a message of happiness and whatever it takes to make you happy. As Christians we are commanded to have a life of joy. This joy is not based on how we feel about our spouse, our children, our job or our finances but is found in the Lord Jesus Christ and the power of his resurrection.
Sun, 5 November 2006
Listen as Elder David Nichols preaches from the book of Nehemiah. The name Nehemiah means "Jehovah Comforts" and in this book we see the comfort of the Lord. Nehemiah while just a cupbearer for the king was able to be used by God and as you listen remember that God can use you too. Nehemiah did the following:
Sun, 5 November 2006
Today Elder Steve Bartlett explains to the church about the recent retreat that the Elders took. At the retreat the Elders looked at the direction of the church and its various ministries and began to examine the possibility that the Lord may be leading the church to move it's meetings to a new location.
Sun, 29 October 2006
Text: Psalm 139
Youth Pastor Rob Caine and the youth of Springville Road speak of being "right" with God. Rob looks at four areas that we need to examine ourselves and determine if we are right with God. (Note: This service was a concert of prayer and between each sermon topic was a time of prayer and singing lead by the youth. Due to time constraints and audio quality the prayer time and singing have been removed from this audio file. If you have problems using the built-in player on the left side of this page please select direct download and use Quicktime, Windows Media Player or other MP3 player of your choice.)
Sun, 22 October 2006
Text: Acts 14:19-22
Pastor Thad Blount speaks on how we have the privilege to grow in our relationship with Christ every day (Colossians 2:6-7). To see how you measure up in your growth look at the following areas:
Wed, 18 October 2006
Just what is AWANA and why do we have an AWANA program on Wednesday nights at Springville Road Community Church? Watch this Video to find out.
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Sun, 15 October 2006
Text: Luke 5:1-11
Listen to Pastor Thad Blount as we evaluate whether we are a disciple or a volunteer. This sermon looks at outreach worldwide, locally and on a personal level. Personal outreach is very important as we see from the example of Peter in Luke chapter 5. We see that the Lord Jesus wants disciples and not volunteers. A disciple is there no matter the cost and we must be submissive to the Lord.
Sun, 1 October 2006
Text: Philippians 3:7-11
Listen to Pastor Thad Blount as he brings us part 2 of Paul's Jailhouse Sermon.
* gain - the word refers to an advantage or receiving a benefit.
* count - is a mathematical term describing a person who has made a calculation and drawn a conclusion. In the immediate context it is not a one time calculation but something repeated over and over.
* surpassing value - to hold above; to be superior in rank; it describes something that is far better.
* knowing - refers to knowledge through experience. The word gnosis (knowledge) refers to a personal or more intimate knowledge.
* rubbish - dung; street filth; waste. Rubbish refers to that which is worthless.
Sun, 24 September 2006
The Lord's Supper Service
I Corinthians 11:23-34
Introduction: Today we participate in a form of worship that is an old as Christianity itself. In fact, the Lord's Supper was inaugurated by Jesus Himself on the eve of His crucifixion. Today I want to share with you two things.
I. The four basic views as to what the Lord's Supper
1st - Transubstantiation: this view is held by the Roman Catholic Church. They hold the view that the bread and wine literally change into the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words the recipient actually eats the Lord's body and drinks His blood, because Jesus is literally being sacrificed in the mass.
2nd - Consubstantiation: this view is held by the Lutherans. They hold the view that the bread and wine actually contain the body and blood of Jesus, but do not literally change. They say Christ is actually present with, in and under the elements. According to them, the recipient receives the forgiveness of sins and the confirmation of their faith through the elements.
3rd - Reformed: this view is held by the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches. They teach that Christ is not literally present in the elements, but there is the spiritual presence of Christ. They teach that the recipient receives grace through partaking of the elements.
4th - Memorial: This view teaches that Jesus is present neither physically or spiritually in the elements, but that the Lord's Supper serves as a symbolic reminder of what Jesus did for man at the cross; signifying to others their belief in Christ as Savior as well as His imminent return.
II. The Reasons Christians Share the Lord's Supper.
1st - Christians share the Lord's Supper to remember the agony of His death.
2nd - Christians share the Lord's Supper to proclaim to others the Lord's death.
3rd - Christians share the Lord's Supper with a certain hope.
Sun, 17 September 2006
If you've ever wondered about all the different ministries at Springville Road you should listen to this. This is a podcast of our annual church conference where everything from the children's ministry, youth group, home school, ESL program, finances, missions to a word about the deacon ministry. Elder Steve Bartlett also shares his amazing testamony in this episode.
Sun, 10 September 2006
Text: Philippians 3:1-6
Listen to Pastor Thad Blount as he brings us a message from God's Word.
* rejoice - means to be glad or delighted, to celebrate, to be cheerful.
* beware - The word beware is used three times in this verse. The word means to perceive with your eyes, to pay close attention. Kenneth Wuest makes the following observation: - In this context the words dogs, evil workers, and false circumcision are attributed to Jews who professed to believe in Christ but depended upon keeping the ritual of Judaism for their salvation. Such men insisted that unless one kept the Law of Moses, he would not be saved. Paul regards this teaching as dangerous and subversive to the gospel of Christ.
* evil workers - describes those who were charaterized by godlessness with the implication of being harmful or damaging.
* worship - describes one who is living in obedience to God resulting in a life of praise.
* glory - means
to boast over a privilege or possession. The idea is that our boasting be in
Your responsibility with God's enabling, is to consistently apply truths you have heard from the word (I Tim. 4: 7-9; James 1: 22-27). As you consider the message, ask yourself what God wants you to change in your life this week.