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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #10 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Tenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 5.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_010.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT


Text:John 8:12-47

As we continue our study in the book of Hebrews we need to go back to the book of John to better understand the advantages of Christ's humanity.

Do you belong to Jesus and are you certain you belong?  If you are not in Christ you will die in your sins. (vs.38) Jesus tells them that they are following their father - Satan. They claimed that Abraham was their father but they did not do the deeds of Abraham. (vs. 39)

If we claim God as our father (vs. 42) then we will love Jesus by 1) Demonstrating our love for Jesus by sharing him with others. 2) By enjoying obeying his commands 3) By loving the thought of his appearing.

In vs. 44 we see how to identify those who are following Satan - He does not stand in the truth.
Direct download: 10-28-07-am.mp3
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #7 This is  lesson #7 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  This week we continue our look at Biblical Archeology and its role in authenticating the bible. Your instructor again this week is Elder Steve Bartlett  .

The Slide Show that Steve used in class may be downloaded to follow along as you listen. You must have a pdf reader on your computer to see the slides.


Direct download: canonicity_07.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #9 Springville Road Bible Institute

Due to a problem with the recorder we are unable to post the ninth lesson in a study of the book of Romans but we will pick back up with lesson 10.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT


Text: I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14

Listen as Rob Caine brings us a message about the return of Christ.  The bible speaks of Christ return but do we really believe it could happen at any time and are we ready for his return today?

In  I Thessalonians 4:13-18 we see an event that is known as the rapture; here we see that Christ is coming back.  In I Corinthians 15:50-52 we see that we shall be changed. When will this take place? In James 5:7-9 we see that the "coming of the Lord is at hand".  Hebrews 10:23-25  says "as you see the day approaching". I Peter 4:7 states that "the end of all things is near". I John 2:18 refers to the "last hour". If these writers believed that the end was near then just how much closer are we today? God is not bound by time because to him a 1000 years is as a day and a day is like a 1000 years. God created time but he is not bound by it.

Next we must ask ourselves if we are ready?  Titus 2:11-14.  How can you be ready? 1st you must be saved (vs.11) The possibility for salvation exists for all men through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross (vs. 12). 2nd you must deny sin a place in your life. We should not be looking for security and pleasure in this world but looking toward the blessed hope.
Direct download: 10-21-07-am.mp3
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #6 This is  lesson #6 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  This week we will take a look at Biblical Archeology and its role in authenticating the bible. Your instructor this week is Elder Steve Bartlett .

The Slide Show that Steve used in class may be downloaded to follow along as you listen. You must have a pdf reader on your computer to see the slides.
Direct download: canonicity_06.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Bible Institute: Romans - Class #8 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the eighth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 4.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_008.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT


Text: Hebrews 2:10-13

If you need to know you are blessed then just read Hebrews chapter 2.  Listen as Pastor Thad continues our study in the book of Hebrews.

Christ Humanity allows us to share in his glory.
1) Who made sharing in this glory possible? - (vs. 10) The Father
2) When did this take place? - While we might be thinking the future it is actually the past.  The glory began when the father chose you in time past (Eph. 1:3-6).
3) Who shares in this glory? - (Gal. 3:23 - 4:7) We are no longer slaves but sons.  This was something meant for Christ that we as Christians get to share!
4) What is his purpose in bringing sons to glory? - It completes the picture. Christ led the way and he did this by suffering.  He cleared the path through the cross to glory (vs. 10-11)
Direct download: 10-14-07-am.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 9:30am CDT

Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #5 This is  lesson #5 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

1.The 5 basic criteria of Canonicity
    1)  Is it authoritative – does it claim to be of God?
    2)  Is it prophetic – was it written by a servant of God?
    3)  Is it authentic – does it tell the truth about God, man, etc.?
    4)  Is the book dynamic – does it possess  the life-    transforming power of God?
    5)  Is the book received or accepted by the people of     God?
2. The development of the Old Testament canon was during the period of 1500 B.C. to 100 A.D.
3. The development of the New Testament canon was during the period of 55 A.D. to 200 A.D.
4. Apocrypha = hidden, misunderstood
5. Purposes in putting together a New Testament canon
    a.  The Ecclesiastical reason
    b.  The Theological reason
    c.  The Political reason
6. Emperor Constantine became a Christian and ordered Eusebius to prepare 50 Bibles to be distributed
7. The New Testament was written during the last half of the first century.
8. During the 4th century – 27 books are secured as canonical and have never been questioned since.
9. Books rejected by all “Pseudepigrapha? – By the 9th century, it has been estimated that perhaps there were as many as 280 of these books.
10. These books were completely rejected by all the church fathers because none of them met any of the standards of canonicity and many of them teach heresy and religious fantasy.
11. Books disputed by some – “Antilegomena?
    a.  Hebrews
    b.  James
    c.  II Peter
    d.  II and III John
    e.  Jude
    f.  Revelation
12.  Of the twenty seven books that make up our New Testament, all have passed the test of canonicity and have a permanent place in our Bible.          
Direct download: canonicity_05.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Bible Institute: Romans - Class #7 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the seventh lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we finish up Romans Chapter 3 and begin chapter 4.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_007.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT