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Text: Matthew 6:25-34

Do you find yourself facing worries about life?  Are you anxious about the future?  What does the bible have to say about anxiety? Listen as Elder Robbie Roberts brings us a message on what Jesus said about being anxious as a believer.

1. Worry is unfaithful because our master is God.
2. God is our Faithful provider.
* Satan is our adversary - The example of Job
3. Worry is wrong because of our Faith.

The example of little faith - Matthew 8:23-27
*Jesus calms the storm

He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.


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Matthew 1:1-18

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #15 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fifteenth  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Laodicea. (Chapter 3:14-22).

Note: Do to technical troubles we are only able to provide the first 3/4 of this lesson.
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Text: Mathew 1; 2 Chronicles 33:15; 2 Kings 21:10-14

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #14 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fourteenth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Philadelphia. (Chapter 3:7-13).
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Text: Mathew 1:1

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #13
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirteenth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Sardis. (Chapter 3:1-6).
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Text: 2 Timothy 3:3

In the Fourth part of Understanding the Times we look at Man's Character.

1. Malicious Gossips - John 17:13-
2. Without Self-Control - Eph. 4:1-2
3. Brutal
4. Haters of God
5 Treacherous
6. Reckless
7. Conceited
8. Lover of Pleasure
9. Holding a Form of godliness
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Psalm 92;  I Thessalonians 5

We need to stop and pause for the many blessings that the Lord has given us.
A- Attributes
B- Blessings
C- Church
D- Deliverance
E- Eternity
F- Forgiveness
G- Grace
H- Hope
I- Immutability
J- Joy
K- Kingdom
L- Life
M- Mercy
N- Nourishment
O- Omni
P- Prayer
Q- Quiet time
R- Resurrection
S- Salvation
T- Trials
U- Unfailing love
V- Victory
W- Word
X- Xtra special love
Y- Y'all
Z- Zealous

It is good to give thanks to the Lord!
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #12
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twelfth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Thyatira. (Chapter 2:18-29).
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Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-2


In the Third part of Understanding the Times we look at A Somber Picture.

1. Boasters -
2. Arrogant -
3. Revilers -
4. Disobedient to parents -
5. Unthankful -
6. Unholy -
7. Unloving -
8. Irreconcilable -

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #11
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Eleventh lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Pergamos. (Chapter 2:12-17).

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Ezekiel 18:31-32
In many places throughout the world today Christians are being killed for being followers of Christ.  While this level of persecution is not the norm in the United States it does tend to hold Christianity in low regard. What can we learn from the people of Judah? Listen as Dean Self explains.

* God has often held back judgment even though we brazenly disobey God.
* God took no joy in judging and calls again and again for repentance.
* Judah would not listen.
* Judah would be destroyed not because of the sins of their fathers but because of their own sin. (Ez. 18:24)
* Even the presence of Godly men could not save them. (Ez. 14:12-14)
* Her armies were helpless against her enemies.
* Her wealth could not buy another minute of freedom (Ez. 7:19)
* God would bring her enemies into Jerusalem to occupy their lands and home.(Ez. 7:21, 24)
* Four great punishments will fall on them (Ez. 14:21)
a) Always at war
b) Famine
c) Ravenous beast will overtake the land
d) Plagues

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

This is the Tenth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Smyrna. (Chapter 2:8-11).
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Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-2, Hebrews 13:1-5

In the second part of Understanding the Times we look at The Love of Money.

Man is consumed with various aspects of money, from making it, to saving it, to spending it, and having too little of it. The Bible speaks on the subject of money over 1600 times making it one of the most talked about subjects in the scriptures.

* A lover of money means to be a friend of silver/greedy for gain. Examples of Judas, Ananias and Sapphira.

I. The Warning:
- Exodus 5:10 - he who loves money will never be satisfied with money.
- Mark 7:21 - for out of the heart of men... deeds of coveting/greed.
- Luke 16:13-15 - You cannot love God and riches. The old man is dead to greed and greed amounts to idolatry.
- 1 Timothy 6:10 - We need to remember that God owns it all.

II. The Wisdom:
Hebrews 13:1-5  - without covetousness, be content
1) Content means to be enough, sufficient, satisfied.
2) Content is in the present tense. It is a continual attitude of satisfaction
- example of Paul in Philippians 4 "I have learned to be content in whatever state that I am."
3) To be content is avalible through the promises of God - "I will never leave you nor forsake you" We can confidently say that "the Lord is my helper, I will not fear for what can man do to me?" Example of David vs. Goliath.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #9
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Ninth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Ephesus (Chapter 2:1-7).
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Text: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, 2 Tim 3:1-4

Today's focus: Lovers of Self

There are times when it helps to look at the opposite of something when trying to understand what is right (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). As Christians do we stand out in a crowd or do we blend in with the world.

- The Last Days - a terrible or perilous time - a time of violence
  Men will have a great love for themselves
- People are naturally very concerned about themselves

1)  The love of the believer is to be directed - Mark 12:28-31
* Directed not at self but toward the Lord

2)  We can show that we are different by denying self - Mark 8:34-36.
* This is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit

3)  We have a devotion to living for him - 2 Cor. 5:14-15

We have a purpose in life: We love God, die to self, and live for him.

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

This is the Eighth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we wrap up Chapter 1 and move into Chapter 2.
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In part 2 of this year's church conference listen as one of our long time members, Buddy Seale shares his testimony.
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In part 1 of our annual church conference listen as several areas of ministry at Springville Road Community Church are explained.  Topics covered include: Finances, Chuldren's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Missions and the future direction of the church.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #7 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Seventh lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we cover Revelation 1:6-20.
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Psalm 32

Listen as Pastor Thad Blount examines Psalm 32 and where David was in his life as he wrote this important Psalm.

Outline:

1. A continued state of silence - a period of silence - this can be from living in a state of denial. (vs.3)

2. The effects (vs. 3)
* wasted away - to wear out
* groaning - continuous as an animal that has been hurt
* loss of vitality - strength is gone
* God's hand was on him day and night (vs. 4) - David could not escape God

Today ask the Lord to search you and know you.



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Text: Deuteronomy 4:9; Titus 2:2-5

Listen as Dean Self speaks on the role of grandparents and learn the dos and don'ts of being a good grandparent. Christian grandparents have the responsibility of passing on wisdom to their grandchildren as a grandparent are you?
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #6 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Sixth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we cover Revelation 1:1-5.
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Text: I Thessalonians 1:2-3; 9-10

In part 4 of the series "Marks of a Healthy Church" we see that the early Christians were living in hope. Today people put their hope in the almighty dollar not the Lord Almighty.

Hope is built on:
1) Jesus Christ is alive 1 Cor.15:12-19
2) Jesus is coming again. Does the church today live expecting the return of Christ?

He has rescued us from Hell and from the tribulation:
1) I Thessalonians 5:1-10 "God did not appoint us for wrath"
2) It is this hope that motivates us. It is the reason we should fish for men


Are you living in hope today?

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #5 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fifth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we begin Revelation Chapter 1.
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Text: I Thessalonians 1:2-3

In part 3 of the series "Marks of a Healthy Church" we see that not only did the Christians leave their mark but they also fished for men.

Four areas to be a fisher of men:
1) They had a balance of life.
2) They were committed to being heard (vs.8). The message was blasted out as a trumpet.
3) They trumpeted forth the word of the Lord. They turned to the to the sovereign from idols.(see also John 7:40-52 and 8:12-26)
4) They were making a difference. They were known everywhere.

To point the way to truth we should:
1) Honesty - Tell the truth.
2) Urgency - We don't know when the Lord may return.
3) Pray.


Are you truly committed to fishing for men today?
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #4 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fourth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.
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Text: I Thessalonians 1:2-3

As we continue looking at the marks of a healthy church we see in vs. 2 the term "labor of love".  This labor of love by the church at Thessalonica was expressed toward other believers (verse 6).

In verse 7 we see the word "example" - This word means to leave a visible impression.  Who has left a mark on you? See also i Timothy 4:12- for the example of Timothy and how he was to be an example.

Seven areas to be an example:
1) Mindset of serving.
2) Mindset of encouragement.
3) A devotion to one another.
4) The forgiving of one another (Ephesians 4:32).
5) To be committed to one another.
6) To admonish one another. (Galatians 6)
7) We comfort one another through trials and tribulations. (2 Cor 1:3-7)

Are you leaving a mark today?
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #3 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Third lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.
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Text: Thessalonians 1

How is the church in the 21st Century different from the 1st Century church? Listen as Pastor Thad Blount first has a question and discussion session with the Springville Road congregation before teaching on the example of of the Church at Thessalonica.

What are the keys to a healthy church?
The first thing we see is that they put their faith into practice. (vs. 3)
* Their work of faith is explained (vs. 9)
Serve - one who is bound to another.
* A life of continual service - no retirement.
* A life of complete service - open to whatever God wants you to do.
* A life of whole-hearted service - not half way.
* Their service was motivated by worship (vs. 4-5) (See also Mark 10:35-)



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Text: Colossians 3:1-4; 12-14

Paul writes to believers telling them what is important to us as believers and as the body of Christ.

Christian Character:
1. Compassion-describes a person having a sensitivity toward others.

Two Keys to Compassion:
*Cannot be haughty
*Cannot be isolated from others

2. Kindness-describes a person with a helpful spirit which seeks to meet the needs of others.

3. Humility-to think lowly; the esteeming of one’s self as small.

“True humility is evidenced in the subjection of self under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.”  -  Vines

4. Gentleness-in the New Testament is used of genuine consideration for others.  

5. Patience-a state of calm and quietness in the face of a difficult circumstance. 

“Continue to put up with others, remembering the Lord’s longsuffering with you.”  Spurgeon

6. Bearing with one another-means to put up with someone; to hold out in spite of complaints or indifference.

I Corinthians 4:12- “and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure…”

7. Forgiveness-to release from a debt.  To give freely and unconditionally or to bestow as a gift of grace. 

      *It means we are not to bring up to the person whom we have forgiven the thing we forgave.

      *That we do not tell anybody about the matter that is forgiven.

8. Love-refers to our seeking to do for others.  This would include helping those within the body for the purpose of demonstrating and maintaining unity. 
  
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #2 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the second lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.
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Text: Matthew 7:13-

As the seasons change from Summer to Fall to Winter to Spring there are changes in the weather and in the leaves and the temperature. While change may be coming for Springville Road Community Church we know that the Lord is in control. 

1) We stand on Christ the Solid Rock.  While the road is wide that leads to destruction the way is narrow that leads to life. 
2) It is relationship that sustains us during the winds of change.
3) Jesus warns us to be aware of false prophets and we need to be aware of the signs of warning.
4) We also need know that we have a responsibility.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #1 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the first lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

The notes for the class may be downloaded here.
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Text: Ephesians 5:18

What is missing in the life of some Christians today is a clear biblical understanding of the Holy Spirit. There are four main areas of ministry of the Holy Spirit.
1) Ministry of Regeneration
2) Ministry of Baptism
3) The Holy Spirit indwells the believer.
4) Ministry of Sealing

The Walk
1) Walk worthy (Eph. 4:1)
2) Walk not as the gentiles (Eph. 4:17)
3) Walk in love (Eph. 5:1)
4) We were once dead (Eph. 5:14)
5) Be careful how you walk (Eph. 5:17-18)

Submitting - to one another and to the Lord. (see also Phil. 2)
Our lives impact others all the time and we need help.
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The Christian's Mission
Text:  John 17:13-21

Listen as Rob Caine brings us a message about our Mission as Christians.
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Text: Revelation 21

For the Christian our best life is not on this earth but is the life to come when we are in Heaven. As Christians we are to have the proper perspective of this life.
Outline:

1) Absence (vs. 1&4) - The old world is characterized by sin but the new world will be perfect. It is characterized by the absence of those who have not trusted in Christ for their salvation. In verse 4 we see that there is no more death.

2) Continual Presence - we will continually enjoy the presence of the Lord (vs. 2) Are we ready for the presence of the Lord?  See also Revelation 21:5 where we see that these words are faithful and true.
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Text: Romans 9:1-3

Outline:

1. A Heart of Sincerity. (vs. 1)
Paul looked to Christ. The witness of Paul's sincerity or honesty was the Holy Spirit. His desire was that they would know the truth. (see also Acts 26:19-28)
2. A Heart of Sorrow. (vs. 2)
Because they did not know Christ. Christians today should be saddened for the world because of the reality of Hell.
3. A Heart of Sacrifice. (vs. 3)
(see also Romans 8:35-39) Paul was willing to be destroyed in order to save his countrymen. Is the church today active in planting ans watering seeds? See Col. 4:2-4 we should pray for the opening of doors.
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Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17

While ownership of the Bible is very high within the United States, reading and studying the Bible is not. Believers are to have a regular intake of the Word of God. Paul tells Timothy that all scripture is useful and profitable. What does it mean to be profitable?

1) Profitable for what is right - doctrine - truth.
The example of the Bereans - They were eager and studied the scriptures daily.
2) Profitable for reproof - to bring to light. Tells us when we are out of balance.
3) Profitable for correction. To get right - to restore to an upright position. See also Revelation 2:11- and the example of the church of Ephesus.
4) Profitable for training and righteousness. Instruction and training - to give guidance.  This emphasizes education and training in righteousness, how we are to do right.  This is to bring about change so that we may be prepared for every good work.

We need to take time to chew on the word of God. Let us not forget what God has called us to.
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Text: Luke 14:25-33

These days with rising energy and food prices we all have to watch the costs of the items we buy.  Just as we are now counting the cost of material goods we should also assess the cost of being a follower of Christ.  In Luke 14 Jesus told the multitude that they must count the cost of being one of his disciples.

Outline:
1. What Jesus told the crowd. - Their love for Christ must exceed their love for any others (vs. 26). They must carry their own cross (vs. 27) - A willingness to sacrifice and the example of Graham Staines.
2. Message to the disciples. See also 2 Corinthians 11:24 and the example of Paul.
3. Christ's own costs. See also Isaiah 53
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Text: I Timothy 3; Titus 1
This week we continue our study on Church leadership and the qualifications for Elders and Deacons.

1. Not addicted to wine - "near to" not wine but the Holy Spirit.
2. Not a striker - able to control himself when the heat is on.
3. Free from the love of money. - see also Matthew 6:19-21
4. Manage his household well. - Ruler of his family but not neglect them.
5. Not a novice so that he won't become prideful.
6. Have a good reputation outside the church.

See also Hebrews 13:17 and I Timothy 5:19

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Text: I Timothy 3; Titus 1

What are Elders and Deacons what role do they play in the leadership of the church today? In I Timothy and Titus we see the qualifications for these positions.

outline:
1. Have a desire for the position.
2. Have no accusations against.
3. To be devoted to their wife.
4. Have a clear biblical perspective of life.
5. Must have the right priority.
6. Are to have a well organized life.
7. Are to show hospitality.
8. Able to teach by rightly dividing the word of truth.



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Success and failure are both hard to handle. How do you handle failure? Listen as Dean Self brings us a message on how to make lemonade out of lemons.

Outline:
1. Why have I failed?
a) When we don't plan ahead. - Prov. 27:12
b) When we think we've arrived. - Prov. 16:18
c) When we're afraid to take a risk.
d) When we give up too soon. - Prov. 15:19
e) When we don't let God work in our lives. - Prov. 14:12

2. Steps to recover from failure.
a) Accept responsibility.
b) Realize the benefits of failure.
c) Failure forces you to be more creative.
d) Failure prevents egotism.
e) Failure forces us to reevaluate what's important in life.
f) Changes the direction of your life.
g) Ask God for wisdom. - James 1:5
h) Forget the past and focus on the future. - Philippians 3:13-14
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Outside the Camp
Text: Hebrews 13:7-14

Listen as Bob Waldrep of Crosswinds Foundation for Faith and Culture brings us up to date with his new ministry and how the church needs to look beyond itself in order to proclaim the gospel to a lost world.

What is a cultural crosswind? What should the church do when hit by the crosswinds of the world?  Should the church change course or correct and continue in the right direction.  In the Thirteenth chapter of Hebrews we see that we are to go "outside the camp". Where did Jesus do a large amount of his ministry?

The church of today has become a group of "Cultural Christians" who tend to stay within their own group.  What did Jesus have to say about this?  See John 17:14-26.

1) We must be careful to not abandon the faithful (as we try to reach the culture).
2) We must not abandon Christ.
3) We don't abandon sound doctrine

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Text: Romans 5:1-5

We come together as a church for the purpose of glorifying God.  To be justified is to be declared righteous by faith. This is done only through the work of Jesus Christ.  Too many times we try to rely on our own strength but our hope does not rely on us but the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen as Paster Thad discusses justification and why we should celebrate the Lord's Supper.
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Text: I Corinthians 11:3 and Genesis 2:4-24

Today's culture thinks of marriage in terms of popular television shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Desperate Housewives but these shows are not the model that we should be following. As Christians we are to base our marriages on scripture and not on the culture in which we live.
 
* Culture has redefined our marriages.
* There is now a try and see mentality.
* There is a me first mentality.
* There does not seem to be a distinct role for men and women today.

Men and women are equal in value yet different in roles.

* The head of man is Christ - (Romans 14:11 and Philippians 2:9-11) - when it comes to submission we usually think of wives submitting to the husbands but the truth is that men are to submit to Christ.
* The head of Christ is God - (John 4:34; John 5:19; John 6:38)
* The head of women is man
* We must embrace the gospel in order for marriage to work.


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Text: 2 Corinthians 5:16 - 6:10

As Christians we constantly face the problem of losing our perspective on life.  One of the ways that we can help to maintain a proper Godly perspective is to remember that we are called to be ambassadors for Christ.  Listen as one of our church members, Robbie Roberts, speaks on this subject.

Outline:
1) What is an ambassador? - Greek word Presbus - or old man.  Ambassadors were usually older and wiser men who knew the King's positions very well. Ambassadors are sent out from their homeland to serve in a foreign land. Ambassadors are not important for who they are but for who they represent.

2) Who are Ambassadors for Christ?  As Christians we all are. (see verse 5:18) - "given us"

3) What is the Message? - The Ministry of reconciliation. (see verse 5:18-19) Reconciliation can be thought of as the theme of Christianity. Christians must be reconciled to God in order to be saved.  How is this possible?  (see verse 5:21)

4) For How Long is the Message of Reconciliation Available? - Now is the time, today is the day of salvation.

5) The Endurance of the Ambassador. (read verses 6:3-6) - Patience or endurance is the Greek word Hupomone. This word has 3 facets of meaning: a) to bear up under hard labor. b) To survive the shock of battle. c) To remain steadfast in the face of death.

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Text: Colossians 3:17
What are you handing down to those in your family? There is nothing more important than to give them a Godly legacy. Listen as Pastor Thad continues this study on the family.

Review:
* Legacy - something passed down from one generation to another. Are you rooted in Christ? (see Col. 2:6-7)

* A Key Verse - Colossians 3:17 “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”
    Word - meaning anything spoken; referring to the tongue. (see also James 3)
    Deed  - meaning one’s actions or behavior. 

* What a father or mother does in moderation; a child could completely embrace.

This Week:
* Issues That Cloud A Godly Legacy
   
    1) Materialism - the theory that physical well-being and worldly possessions constitute the greatest good and highest value in life.
    2) Busyness - one who is engaged in much activity; at times to the point of being distracted.
    3) Tolerance - leeway for variation from a certain standard.
    4) Feminism - the belief in the social, political, economic and religious equality of the sexes.
    5) Addictions - the condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or involved in something
    6) Career - an individual’s course or progress through life.  It is traditionally seen as a course of successive situations that make up a person’s work life
 
* A Godly Example - Mary - Luke 1
   
    1) She acknowledges He is worthy of glory and honor.
    2) She acknowledges that He is Savior.
    3) She acknowledges His greatness.
    4) She acknowledges His sovereignty.
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Is There a Message in the Stars?
This is special bonus class from our study of the book of Romans.  In Romans chapter 10:18 "But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: "Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world."  We see that Paul quotes from Psalms 19:4 psalm of David about the heavens.  Listen as Elder Steve Bartlett discusses the subject of the possibility of God placing a message in the stars.

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.

We hope you have enjoyed this series and our thanks go out to Steve Bartlet for all the time he devoted in the teaching of this class and for allowing us to record the lessons and make them available on our website.

We hope to have a similar study available beginning in August 2008 as we look at the book of Revelation.



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Text: Colossians 3:17
What are you handing down to those in your family? There is nothing more important than to give them a Godly legacy. Listen as Pastor Thad takes a few weeks break from our studies in Hebrews to teach on this important topic.

* Legacy - something passed down from one generation to another. Are you rooted in Christ? (see Col. 2:6-7)

* A Key Verse - Colossians 3:17 “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.?
    Word - meaning anything spoken; referring to the tongue. (see also James 3)
    Deed  - meaning one’s actions or behavior. 

* What a father or mother does in moderation; a child could completely embrace.

* Issues That Cloud A Godly Legacy
    Career
    Materialism
    Addictions
    Busyness


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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #26
This is the Twenty-Sixth and final lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we cover chapter 16.

We hope you have enjoyed this series and our thanks go out to Steve Bartlet for all the time he devoted in the teaching of this class and for allowing us to record the lessons and make them available on our website.

We hope to have a similar study available beginning in August 2008 as we look at the book of Revelation.
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Text: Hebrews 4:12-13

Last week we learned that we should diligently pursue rest by faith.  The question we ask this week is why? The answer is found in Hebrews 4:12-13.

Outline:
1) The word of God is Living (vs. 12)
*Living and active.  The word is present tense indicating relevance for today.  Today people don't want to hear the word because it is controversial.
2) The word of God is Active
* the Greek word is where we get the English word for energy.  It works!
3) The word of God Penetrates.
* It never fails to cut.
4) The word of God Judges.
* It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  To think is to ponder or to think out. The English word for reflection comes from this. Think about sitting out under the stars while considering the universe. Intentions have more to do with thinking that leads to actions.  Exposing the intentions of the heart.
5) The word of God Sees. (vs.13)
* The example of the garden of Eden and Jonah. Is it truly possible to hide from God? No! All things are open and laid bare.  The example of an animal about to be sacrificed. There is nothing hidden from God and I must rest in that fact.
** See also Psalm 139: 1-16. How much does he know us?  The word of God is powerful, it sees the depths.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #25
This is the Twenty-Fifth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we cover chapter 15.
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Text: Hebrews 4:1-11

Listen as Pastor Thad brings a message from the book of Hebrews on the subject of "rest".  Are you resting on God or are you resting on yourself?

Outline:
I. Rest Established
3a-Rest for those who believe
3b-No Rest because of unbelief
4-Rest established by God
   “By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all the work which He had done.  Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.?
5-No Rest-Author reiterates Israel’s unbelief
6a-Rest remains for some
6b-No Rest for those disobedient
7a-Rest offered-What’s the significance of this offer as mentioned in verse 7?

1. The time David wrote Psalm 95 was 3-400 years after Israel entered the land.
2. Even after their disobedience and entrance into the land via Joshua; Rest is still being offered.
3. Rest God offered is more than a piece of land as evident from Psalm 95.
4. The offer to Rest is still appropriate at the time of this letter and as the text indicates in verses 1 and 6 still available now.

II. Rest Available
* Rest is presently available. Entering in verse one is present tense; indicating that the rest available is neither past or future but a present opportunity for those believing. (verse 1)
* Rest is possible as one hears the good news (the gospel) and has faith. (verse 2)
* Rest does not mean absence of activity; but as the author establishes in verse 9; Rest means enjoyment of relationship.

III. Rest Brings Strong Exhortation
* Let us fear.  Homer Kent writes, “the fear spoken of is not terror but Godly fear which produces soberness and solemn recognition of God’s awesomeness.?
* Let us be diligent. (labor) John MacArthur writes, “the passage is not teaching that you can work to salvation or toward rest, but that you diligently enter in by faith alone.?

IV. Practical Thoughts on Rest
* Rest means no more trying to please God by fleshly works.  We are free from legalism; we rest in grace.
* Rest means to be free from the worry of losing salvation and free from the worry’s of every day life.
* Rest is to have absolute confidence that God does not change.
* Rest means that we trust in Him.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #24
This is the Twenty-Fourth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we cover chapter 14.
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Text: Hebrews 3:1-19

As Christians are we to be involved in each others lives? Yes we are; as we learn from our study in the book of Hebrews. In Chapter 3 we see both instruction and warning.  In vs. 13 we see the word "exhort"

1) Exhortation is a command not a suggestion - to encourage means to "draw along side".  Encouragement is commanded 55 times in the New Testament.

2) The command comes with a sense of urgency. - notice the use of the word "today" in chapters 3 and 4.

3) There is purpose for encouragement.
A) the author is removed from the equation.
B) The author speaks of the serious nature of this. - Hardened condition "dry and stiff"
C) The power of sin. (see Hebrews 12:1)

Why should we encourage?
1) It is commanded
2) We never know who is on the receiving end.  Never discount what impact you might have on others.

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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #23
This is the Twenty-Third lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 13.
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Text: Hebrews 3:7-19

Listen as Pastor Thad explains this difficult section from the book of Hebrews as the writer shows his concern for the reader with warnings.

* Example of the Israelites - "went astray in their hearts"
* The "rest"
* Use of the word "we" in chapter 2 of Hebrews
* "you who have an unbelieving heart"
* Are the readers believers or nonbelievers?
* From religion to relationship
* Our faith does not change depending on the situation we are in
* A true test of whether you believe something is your faithfulness  to that belief
* Partakers we are if we hold fast in our confidence to the end.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #22
This is the Twenty-Second lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we conclude chapter 11 and begin chapter 12.
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Text: I Corinthians 15:1-11

Is your life different as a result of the resurrection? That is a question we must ask ourselves on a daily basis. Looking at the apostle Paul we see:

1. A life of declaration. (vs. 1-2)
2. A life of dedication. (vs. 3-4)
3. A man of humility. (vs. 5-11)

Are you able to say "Thank you God for my salvation."?
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Text: Mark 15:21


Simon of Cyrene Who was this man and how did he help Jesus carry the cross? How did he happen to be on the road that day and how did his life change as a result?

1) We see that there are no accidents with the Lord.
2) Simon carried his burden to Calvary's hill.
3) The carrying of the cross was life changing.

Has there been a change in your life today?

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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #21
This is the Twenty-First lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 11.
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Listen as one of our own members, Dean Self from CAM International and Pastor Martin Londono from Briarwood Presbyterian Church speak about their ministries within the Hispanic community. You will learn how many Hispanic churches are now sending out missionaries throughout the world and how you can help spread the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #20
This is the Twentieth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we begin chapter 11.
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Missions Conference 2008 - "God's Long Leash" Text: Jonah 1:4-10

Missions Conference 2008

Christian Bastke from International Christian Leader Training brings us a message on missions. What does God do when we do the opposite of what he asks?

* God acts with great power when his will is opposed.
* God's disiplenary action.
* God is determined to keep us from ruining ourselves to a point beyond restoration.
* It is for our growth & grace in Christ (Phil. 1:6)
* No ordinary storm - Jonah sleeps while others prayed for salvation.
* Are we annoyed by the lost?
* How can we ignore the challenge and not be willing to share the Good News?
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Missions Conference 2008 - "God Speaks"
Text: Jonah 1:1-3

Missions Conference 2008

Christian Bastke from International Christian Leader Training brings us a message on God speaking to Christians and our response to God.

* God speaks to individuals.
* When God speaks we need to listen.
* A prophet (to bubble up) is one who speaks for another.
* God has the right to speak and he expects us to act at any time.
* Our objective should be to do what God whats us to do.
* we are to share the Gospel with others just as Jonah was enlisted to share the word
* Those who do not submit to the will of God are guilty of sin (wickedness of man).
* Missionaries are sent by God to explain his grace and mercy.
* How did Jonah respond (vs.3)?
* Consequences of disobeying God
* When you run from God you must pay your own fare.
* Many Christians today are "on strike" are you?

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Missions Conference 2008 - Jeff Nelson
Listen as Jeff Nelson talks about the many different ministries of Ponderosa Bible Camp in Mentone, Alabama. Learn about the Mailbox Club, Public School Ministry and the Camp Ministry.



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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #19
This is the Nineteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue in chapter 10.
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Living as a Winess - Why and How Should I Live as a Witness
Text: Philippians 1:12-14 Acts 7:57-8:3; 9:1-8

Listen to part 2 of "Living as a Witness" as Rob Caine talks about why I should live as a witness and how I should live as a witness. 

1) Why are we to live as witnesses for Christ? (Phil 1:12)
* To advance the gospel
* Why is the purpose of the church & believers? - to live a holy life?, to glorify God?, to fellowship with the Lord?, to worship? - All of these things can be done better in Heaven so this cannot be the answer. The one thing that we can do better here than in Heaven is to be a witness. (see Mathew 28:18-20)

2) How do we live as witnesses? (Phil 1:12-14)
* Where we are.
* Notice where Paul was when he wrote these verses. (See Acts21:27- Acts 28:30) The life and example of Paul.
* As a result our lives will be an encouragement to others.(Phil 1:14)

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Living as a Winess - What it Means to be a Witness
Text: Acts 7:57-8:3; 9:1-8; Ephesians 2: 4-10; John 9:1-41

Listen to part 1 of "Living as a Witness" as Rob Caine talks about what it means to be a witness. 

1) The example of Paul
2) The example of the blind man.
3) The example of Peter.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #18
This is the Eighteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we begin chapter 10.
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Listen as Pastor Thad Blount gives a dramatic presentation as the Apostle Peter.  Peter faced many trials and how he responded changed as he grew in the Lord.  Many times we tend to forget that the apostles were real men with real personalities and real problems.  As you listen to Pastor Thad see if you are more like the Apostle Peter than you might have realized.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #17 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Seventeenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 9.
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Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century - Part 4
Hollywood Religion-Star Wars, Eastern Mysticism, and the New Age

Listen as Bob Waldrep, the State Director for Watchman Fellowship of Alabama speaks on Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century.  This is part Four of a Six part series. 
Topics covered in this segment include:

The “New Age? is basically a synthesis of:
* Hinduism
* Buddhism
* Taoism
* Western Materialism, etc.

The New Age is a way of defining:
* The nature of man
* The material immaterial universe, god and
* All their intrinsic relationships

The New Age Fits into the Pantheistic Worldview:
* God is infinite but not personal
* Matter is an illusion
* Man is god
* Salvation is enlightenment

The End Result or goal is:
* No more absolutes
* Raised infinite consciousness
* Developing state of enlightenment
* "True" spirituality

Hollywood Spirituality:
* Star Wars and Eastern Mysticism

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Text: Matthew 10:32-33

Just what does it mean to "confess"?  The reality of one's conversion is something that you cannot afford to be wrong about because to be wrong is to be condemned to an eternity apart from God in Hell.

“Confession has reference to the specific statement of faith that Jesus Christ is the only Savior and Lord!?  -    S. Lewis Johnson
 
Luther said that “confession is the principle work of faith.? 

Calvin added that “no one can believe with the heart without confessing with the mouth.  It is a natural consequence of faith.?


I. Confession

     A. Definition-to say the same and so as to agree in one’s statement.

     B. Key-Confession represents the open expression of one’s allegiance to a proposition or a person.


II.  Occurrence 

     A.  “Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good  confession in the presence of many witnesses.?  -  I Timothy 6:12
 
     B.  “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.?  -  Hebrews 3:1
 
    C.  “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.? - Hebrews 4:14

    D.  “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.? - Hebrews 10:23


III.  Assurance
 
     “...that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.?   - Romans 10:9-10


IV.  Questions
 
       A.  When was the first time you confessed Jesus as Lord, and believed in your heart God raised Him from the dead?
       B.  What is your confession today?     Is it the same?
       C.  What have been some obstacles to your continual confession?
  
 
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #16
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Sixteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we conclude chapter 8 and begin chapter 9.
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Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century - Part 3 "To Be or Not to Be:The Church and the Culture "

Listen as Bob Waldrep, the State Director for Watchman Fellowship of Alabama speaks on Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century.  This is part Three of a Six part series. 
Topics covered in this segment include:

History of the New Age - The Mind Science Religions
* 1847 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
* 1879 Mary Baker Eddy
* 1889 Charles and Myrtle Fillmore

History of the New Age – The Rise of Eastern Spirituality
* 1968 Beatles invited to India and met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi the founder of Transcendental Meditation
* 1977 George Lucas - Star Wars
* 1980s Shirley MacLaine - reincarnation
* 1993 Deepak Chopra
* 2001 John Edwards

Should the Church Respond to the Culture?
* What is the “spiritual? discussion being held in today’s marketplace of ideas?
* What are the “big? questions that are being asked?
* Why are people asking questions, or seeking “spiritual? answers?
* If we are going to enter into this conversation, about the counterfeit, what must we know?
* Oprah Wynfrey

Roots of the New Age Spirituality can be found in Genesis 3:1-6
 
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Text: Hebrews 3:1-6

To be in the house is not to just be someone who comes to a building regularly, but to be someone who is one of God's people, in the family of God, one who is born again. We need to ask ourselves: Are we in the house of the Lord?

1) Jesus is greater (than Moses and any other) because he is over the house (builder of the house (see vs. 4)) This is in contrast to Moses who was a servant in the house.

Moses was a faithful Therapon in the House! Looking at the greek word used for servant we see that  "servant" -the word is not doulos but therapon.  Whereas doulos describes one in bondage as a slave or servant; therapon carries the meaning of a voluntary servant who acts because of affection or devotion.  Therapon emphasizes an office which was honorable and dignified.

As Wayne Barber puts it - “Therapon denotes the willing service rendered as well as the relationship between the one serving and the one he serves.? 


2) Are You in the House?

 a) If so then you will stay the course of Confidence - The word confidence is a speaking term.  In other words, one who is in the house will continue to speak with confidence about Christ, especially during times of persecution! 

b) You will stay the course of boasting - the word boast means to rejoice over a privilege or possession.

“But he who boasts is to boast in the Lord.?  II Corinthians 10:17

Final thoughts - The Builder (Jesus Christ) is building a Mansion for the Redeemed in Glory!



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Fran and Jenise Burgess Fran and Jenise Burgess are missionaries currently living in Spokane Washington.  Fran is studying to be an aviator at the Moody Aviation School in Spokane. Listen as Steve Bartlet talks to them about their time at Moody and what they hope to be working on next as Fran completes his studies there this spring.

This interview was recorded on December 30, 2007
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #15
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fifteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 8.

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Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century - Part 2
"Who's on First: 21st Century Spirituality "

Listen as Bob Waldrep, the State Director for Watchman Fellowship of Alabama speaks on Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century.  This is part Two of a Six part series. 
Topics covered in this segment include:

What is a Worldview?
A worldview is what one believes about the whole of reality, answering the big questions like:
* Where did we come from
* Why are we here, and
* Where are we going. 

The Four Major Spiritual Worldviews:
* Monotheism
* Atheism
* Polytheism
* Pantheism

New Age Spirituality:
* Gunta
* Samsara
* Moksha
* Prada Samsara
* Reincarnation and the Two Laws of Karma and Maya
* Maya and the Matrix

Roots of the New Age Spirituality can be found in Genesis 3:1-6
 
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Text: Hebrews 3:1-2 ; John 17:6-24

Jesus was the once and for all sacrifice for our sin and he is also our intercessor.  While some teach that Jesus needs help in his role as intercessor (examples include: Paula White and the Roman Catholic Church) we can see that this is false as we look at the scriptures.

What Does the Bible Say?
* The title “High Priest? highlights two aspects of the saving work of Jesus: His “once for all? sacrifice for sin, and His ongoing ministry of intercession for us!
* “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands…but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.? Hebrews 9:2
* “…Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.? Romans 8:34
* For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.? I Tim. 2:5


Jesus Ministry of Intercession:

Demonstrated in His High Priestly Prayer (see John Chapter 17)
 1. Safety of believers. (vs. 15)
 2. Sanctification of believers. (vs. 17,19)
 3. Spiritual Unity of believers. (vs. 21-23)
 4. Share in His glory. (vs. 24)

A Final Promise:
“He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.?   Hebrews 7:26
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #14 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fourteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we begin chapter 8.



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Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century - Part 1
Text: Acts 17:16-34
"THE SEARCH FOR GOD - LOOKING FOR GOD IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES"

Listen as Bob Waldrep, the State Director for Watchman Fellowship of Alabama speaks on Cultural Trends and Evanglism in the 21st Century.  This is part One of a Six part series. 
Topics covered in this segment include:

* Athens in Paul's day
* The importance of religion in todays culture
* The impact of religion on today's culture
* What the culture says about spirtuality
* Paul's methodology in presenting the gospel


The series is presented on Sunday nights at Springville Road Community Church and begins at 6:30 PM.
 
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Text: Hebrews 3:1

Why would the author of Hebrews call Jesus an Apostle? If you look throughout the bible you will find that this is the only time that this term is used with regard to Christ.  Interestingly there is no other mention of any others using the term apostle in the book of Hebrews.  Why is this?  Because of authority.  Jesus authority exceeded that of even Moses (for whom the recipients of the letter held up even higher than Abraham).  Jesus is the one with all (supreme) authority. The word apostle means: "one sent forth" of God.  This emphasizes mission.

Looking at Three significant points of encouragement:

1) The Purpose - to encourage us to focus on the mission that he has given us today.  (see Luke 4:15-19)

2) The Completion - of his mission encourages us to finish the course. (see John 17:1-4)

3) The Focus - of the other apostles can encourage us to give him all the glory. (see Acts 3:11-16 and Acts 4:5-12) here we see that they stayed on message and while this is hard to do we need to do the same today.
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Text: Hebrews 3:1

As we begin the new year some of us take time to think back on plans we made for last year and ask ourselves how those plans turned out? As we do the same this year let us do as the Apostle Paul exhorts us in Hebrews  3:1 to "consider Jesus". Consider here means to give complete attention and diligent observation. We should consider the salvation he has given us. It is all too easy to lose focus and let distractions take our lives off Christ.

Note:  Microphones were unable to pick up the audio from the time of testimony during the second half of the service so it is not presented on this podcast.
Direct download: 1-6-08-am.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 9:30am CST