Mon, 25 February 2008
This is the Nineteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans. This week we continue in chapter 10.
Sun, 24 February 2008
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)
Sun, 17 February 2008
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.
Mon, 11 February 2008
This is the Eighteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans. This week we begin chapter 10.
Sun, 10 February 2008
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.
Mon, 4 February 2008
Springville Road Bible Institute
This is the Seventeenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans. This week we continue chapter 9.
Sun, 3 February 2008
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:
* 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
* Star Wars and Eastern Mysticism
Sun, 3 February 2008
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.?
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.
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
“...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
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?