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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.
Direct download: Romans_016.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

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
 
The series is presented on Sunday nights at Springville Road Community Church and begins at 6:30 PM.
Direct download: Evangelism_03.mp3
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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!



Direct download: 01-27-08-am.mp3
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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
Direct download: Fran_Burgess_interview.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Romans_015.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

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


Direct download: Evangelism_02.mp3
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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
Direct download: 01-20-2007-am.mp3
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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.
 
Direct download: Evangelism_01.mp3
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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.
Direct download: 1-13-2008-am.mp3
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