Springville Road Community Church
"Knowing God... Making God Known"
 

Text: Psalm 32

In the Christian life it is healthy to think back over the year.  The following categories are designed to help you with that review.

1) Worshiping - How much time over the past year was spent in ascribing worth to God? (Jude 24-25)

2) Feeding - How much time over the past year was spent chewing on the Word of God? (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)

3)How much time over the past year was spent in prayer, bringing our requests to him? (Phil. 4:6-7)

4) Serving - How much time over the past year was given serving the Lord? (Romans 1:1)
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Text: Ephesians 4:1

Principle # 1-The supreme objective of the church is to Glorify God:

*By Submitting to His plan
*By Acknowledging His provision
*By Trusting His protection


Principle # 2- God desires that we (the church) live a balanced life. 

* Worthy-is a word describing “equal weight.” In other words, there is to be a balance in our lives.  We are not only to know and understand who we are in Christ and the priceless blessings of being a Christian, but we are to walk in right relationship to our calling all for His glory!

* This idea of being balanced (calling and conduct) is throughout  the writings of Paul.
* Philippians 1:27- “walk in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ…”
* Colossians 1:9-10
* I Thessalonians 2:12: “…walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”

The Keys to Balance:
Humility-to think low; modest; without arrogance. 

* Gentleness-not consumed with self-importance; meek.  It is a word that describes a person who has consideration for others.
* Patience-long-tempered; the ability to endure without retaliation.
* Forbearance-show tolerance; to bear up under the faults of others.

Application:

* What areas in my life are out of balance?
* What relationships suffer the most during my inconsistency?
* What key component is most challenging in my life?



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Text: Ephesians 3:14-21

* Definition-a relationship is defined as a connection existing between a person or persons.

* Examples-association, business {working}, family, friendship, marriage, organizational {school, clubs, etc}.

What is Your Grid?

The Grid of the World - It is all About ME! Pleasing Me, Promoting Me
What is in it for Me?

The Grid of the Bible - It is all About God! Pleasing God, Promoting God
What has God said?

Principle # 1 - The Supreme Objective of the Church is to Glorify God.

Recognizing God:
1) We recognize God by submitting to His plan.

2) We recognize God by acknowledging His provision.

3) We recognize God by trusting His protection.

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Text: Hebrews 13

"Let brotherly love continue"

5 reasons to develop these personal relationships:
1) Accountability
2) Admonition
3) Challenge
4) Encouragement
5) Prayer

Three terms for love.  (See Matthew 18) Agape love is love for what it does not be what it feels.  It is unconditional, sacrificial love.  It is the love that Christ had on the cross.
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Listen to Jim Pence and his message about how God opens doors.
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This is Jim's Story as presented during the Sunday School Hour
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Text: Hebrews 12:18-29

If you look back in the book of Exodus 19:12 you see that God is not approachable. Mt. Sini was a place about God's Holiness and God's Law. we see that limits were put in place and that a violation of these limits resulted in the death penalty. This is a picture of the law and how its burden is more than man can bear. The author of Hebrews makes the contrast with the approachability of God then and the approachability of God in Heaven.

Blessings of God:

1) The Blessing of God's presence -To be in the presence of the living God. (see also 1 Peter 1:10) there is no middle ground where you'll be as there is only Heaven and Hell.
2) The Blessing of God's judgment. (vs. 25-26) - God shacks the earth. there is allways judgment occuring. (see also 2 Peter 3:8-11). The end of the world has been told to us. Only the things of God will remain. This is a blessing because we know this is sure and God can rescue us. Our reaction should be one of thanksgiving.

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Luke 15:11-31

As we study the scriptures we see a thread that runs throughout about a call to come home to a relasionship with God through his son Jesus Christ. Listen as Elder David Nichols shares his study of this theme through the bible.

* From the beginning Adam in the garden - Genesis 3:8-9
* Noah called to the Ark - Genesis 7:1
* Moses call by God through the Burning Bush - Exodus 3:3
* The calling of Samuel - I Samuel 3:4-11
* The calling of King David - 1 Samuel 16:11
* The Lord speaks to Isaiah - Isaiah 1:18-20

In the New Testament the theme continues:
* The call of the deciples - Mark 1:16-17
* The call to eternal life - John 5:37-40
* If any man thirsts - John 7:37-38
* The Father and Son will abide - John 14:23-26
* Jesus call the disciples to eat a meal - John 21:9-12
* Christians are called to a Holy Calling - 2 Timothy 1:9-10
* Called to fellowship - Revelation 3:20
* Called to return - Revelation 22:12

With all the calls shown in the scriptures the question we must ask is "How will we respond to the Lord's call?




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Text: Hebrews 12:2-11

The Bible declares on many different pages that the child of God will endure many trials. How is the believer to respond in these situations?  To discipline is to train. Correction, education, hardship, opposition and suffering.

Three Truths:
1) Consider your example (vs. 3) - to think trough thoroughly. Who is our example? Why it is Jesus Christ.

2) Consider our blessings
A) the protection (vs. 4)
B) our inheritance (vs. 5-9)

3) Consider or benefits (vs. 10-11) - why are we corrected? For our good:
A) Holiness
B) Righteousness

See also II Corinthians 12:1-10 and the example of Paul.


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Text: ... that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.

                     Philippians 3:10

Our Relationship With the Lord -  Questions to Consider:

1. What interests in our lives are competing with our desire to know Jesus Christ?

2.  What is the difference between being aware of Jesus Christ the Lord and knowing Jesus Christ your Lord?

3.  What words would accurately describe our current relationship with Jesus Christ?
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God's Direction is Sometimes Cloudy
Text: Exodus 13:17-22

Listen as Rob Caine shares about how God's direction is sometimes cloudy. 

Outline:
1) God's direction for Israel - A Cloud
A) Continuous presence - (vs.21-22)
B) Constant guide - leading them daily (vs.21-22)
C) Agent of peace - protection and comfort (Exodus 14:19-20)
D) Agent for prayer - (Exodus 33:7-11)
a. Moses the intercessor
b. the cloud initiated praise

2) God's direction for us - The Holy Spirit
A) Continuous presence - (John 14:16; Eph. 1:13)
B) Constant guide - (John 16:8-13)
a. righteousness (vs. 10)
b. truth (vs. 13)
c. control (Eph. 5:18)
C) Peace and Comfort - (John 14:16)
a. prayer (Romans 8:26)
b. praise (Ephesians 15:18-19)


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Our Immeasurable God
Text: Ephesians 3:20

Listen as Brian Firpo, of Campus Outreach in Thailand, challenges us on how limited we view God and his plan for our lives.

* God wants to and will do more than we can ask or imagine. - he is so committed to our holiness that he will lead us through events that will cause us to trust him.

* God is committed to our putting him first and he will put us in circumstances that only he can carry us through.

* God is so committed to bringing glory to his name that he will use sinful vessels like us to bring glory to him.

The example of Adoniram Judson. To read the Biography of Adoniram Judson please click here.

What are you trusting God for today that is beyond your imagination?


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What's It Going to Cost Me?
Text: Luke 14:25-35

Listen as Bob Waldrep of The Crosswinds Foundation  for Faith and Culture challenges us to go out and bring the truth of God's word to a lost and dying world.
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Text: Exodus 15; Psalm 34:1-3

Listen as Pastor Thad challenges us about our testimony about God. What is it that brings us to church? How are we bringing worship to the Lord? Do your prayers have more to do with the Lord or with your life? In everything we should give thanks to the Lord.
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Text: Hebrews 11-12

The Race-literally means to engage in an intense struggle.  This word emphasizes that the Christian race is filled with conflict and hardship.

“I have fought the good fight (agon), I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.”

Outline:
I. Look to our Examples (Chapter 11 Plus)
      A. Enoch-kept walking by faith
      B. Noah-kept building by faith
      C. Sarah-kept believing God to be      faithful concerning His promise
      D. Abraham-offered his son by faith
      E. Moses-identified with the suffering of God’s people by faith

 II. Heed the Lord’s Instruction
       A. Lay aside every encumbrance.
        ***encumbrance-refers to excess weight.
       What excess weight is hindering us as we run in the race? (wrong priorities, family, friends, materialism)
B. Lay aside the sin.
***the sin- sin means to miss the mark.  Here in context it seems that the author is being very specific because of his use of  “the” being placed before the word sin.
*** John MacArthur comments on this phrase by saying, “If there is one particular sin that hinders the race of faith it is unbelief or doubting God.  Doubting and living in faith contradict each other.  Unbelief entangles the Christian’s feet so that he cannot run.”
C. Run with endurance
         ***endurance-to abide under.  It refers to abiding under hardship or suffering.

Fixing our eyes on Jesus

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Text: Hebrews 10:26-31

Outline:
1st Consideration-Context:
* The slices of bread are easy digestible in comparison to this section of meat!
* The text speaks of judgment in 5 of the 6 verses.
* The certain judgment of God is not only referenced, but is evident throughout this letter and the whole of Scripture.

2nd Consideration-Analogy (vs. 28):
“If there is found in your midst, in any of your towns, which the LORD your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the LORD your God, by transgressing His covenant, and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host, which I have not commanded, and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly,  And if it is true…on the evidence of two or three witnesses you shall stone them to death.”

3rd Consideration-Grammar:
* Willful-describes the deliberate intention to sin; or habitual sin.
* Knowledge-coveys a more exact or thorough knowledge.  Vine says, “the word suggest a more special recognition of something.”
* Trampled under foot-a phrase that communicates contempt for someone or something.
* Regarded unclean-refers to a conscious contempt for the sacrifice.  Can a Christian regard unclean the blood of Christ?
* He was sanctified-set apart.  This is the most difficult interpretative phrase for obvious reasons.
* Insulted the Spirit of Grace-the word insult here has the meaning of treating with reproach the Revealer of Truth.  It carries the meaning of being spiteful toward someone.

Three Views:
* Some view this passage as referring to a believer (one set apart) that in the final analysis loses their salvation as a result of forsaking the truth. (no example-explanation experience)
* Some view this passage as referring to a believer (one set apart) who through their lifestyle of sin trample under foot the Son of God resulting in judgment. (Ananias and Sapphira)
* Some view this passage as referring to a “professing Christian” that demonstrated separation, yet in the final analysis rejects openly the sacrifice of Christ. (Judas)

Conclusion:
“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.  For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son…”  John 5:21-22

Application:
* The believer must take ownership of the responsibilities outlined in verses 19-25.
* The believer, knowing that tribulation is a certainty must endure, holding fast the gospel that has been delivered once for all time. (32-39)
* Certain judgment of the unbeliever should  impact our view of “making disciples.”
* Certain judgment of the believer should impact the way we live each day.
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Text: Hebrews 10:19-25

1) Relationship with God (vs. 22) - "Let us draw near" This is done through access to God through Christ. We can draw near to God at any time we are not limited.
a) honesty - genuine
b) forgiveness - past, present and future. Sins debt has been paid in full.
c) honesty
2) Relationship to the world (vs. 23) - "the confession of our hope" - the Gospel. Hold on to the truth. (see also Ephesians 4:1-16)
We have knowledge not to be boastful but proclaim the truth.
3) Relationship to others (vs. 24) - "consider one another" - to direct my whole mind. Encouraged to love in good deeds.
Why is this encouragement important? (vs. 25) to exhort on another. This is impossible if we fail to fellowship with other believers.
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Text: Hebrews 9:11-10:18


Who is Jesus Christ to you? In this section of scripture we see the accomplishments of Jesus.

1) His Sacrifice (9:11-15) - Jesus entered the Holy place and made the sacrifice once and for all.
2) He is the Mediator (9:16-22) - This is the New Covenant. Jesus took our place.
3) He is the Salvation (9:23-28) - Jesus removed sins ability to bring about death.
4) His Completed Work (10:1-14) - His sacrifice was good once and for all.
5) Sanctification (10:15-18) - The one offering is able to bring us to perfection.

Nuggets:
Forgiveness - Christians are forgiven for the past, present and future.
and
In 9:14 we are cleansed from dead works to be serving the living God. You must be free to truly serve God.
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Kenya Missions and You
Listen as Bob Flanders and Andrew McKumbu talk about the mighty work God is performing in the nation of Kenya. This was recorded during the AM Worship service at SRCC.

SPEAR International Ministry Partners Andrew Mukumbu and his wife Agnes are serving the lord in the city of Ruiru, Kenya.  Many of the 700,000 residents survive on less than $1 (US) a day. The  Mukumbu's moved to Ruiru in 1999 to plant a church.  It was at this time that Andrew was shocked to see how many orphans live in Ruiru so he began to take in some of the orphans and today he has an orphanage with 47 children.  He also has established a school for grades K-8 that has over 320 students.  The students include not only the orphans from the Mukumbu's orphanage but also many other orphans from the area and other school aged children who are too poor to even attend public school.

To see a presentation on this ministry click here. If you would like to get involved in this ministry please visit the SPEAR website by clicking here or here.
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Kenya Missions - Update from the Field and Q&A
Listen as Bob Flanders and Andrew McKumbu talk about the mighty work God is performing in the nation of Kenya. This was recorded during Sunday School at SRCC. during this talk Bob and Andrew bring us the latest news. After their presentation they also take questions from the congregation.

To see a presentation on this ministry click here. The photos in this presentation are the ones used by Bob during this podcast.

SPEAR International Ministry Partners Andrew Mukumbu and his wife Agnes are serving the lord in the city of Ruiru, Kenya.  Many of the 700,000 residents survive on less than $1 (US) a day. The  Mukumbu's moved to Ruiru in 1999 to plant a church.  It was at this time that Andrew was shocked to see how many orphans live in Ruiru so he began to take in some of the orphans and today he has an orphanage with 47 children.  He also has established a school for grades K-8 that has over 320 students.  The students include not only the orphans from the Mukumbu's orphanage but also many other orphans from the area and other school aged childrenchidlren who are too poor to even attend public school.

If you would like to get involved in this ministry please visit the SPEAR website by clicking here or here.

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Text: Hebrews 9:4; Numbers 1, 4, 16

To better understand the significance of Aaron's rod we need to go back to the book of Numbers. In Numbers chapter 1 we see a census was taken of all the tribes with the exception of the tribe of Levi (Numbers 1:47-54).
      * The Responsibilities: The tribe of Levi was given special responsibilities for the Tabernacle. In chapter 3 we see the Levites being called out to be the priests. Part of their job was to cover the Holy items from the Tabernacle. Anyone else who saw these items was warned of death. (Numbers 4:15). The Kohuthites were assigned the job of carrying the objects but only if the objects were covered because if they saw the items they too would die (Numbers 4:17-20)
      * The Rebellion (Numbers 16): Some of the children of Israel thought that Moses and Aaron had taken on too much authority.  They believed that they were holy and should be allowed to help with the priestly duties. Frankly there was jealousy in the tribe and their rebellion was against God (Numbers 16:11).
     * The Results - Judgment (Numbers 16:20-50) Next we see that the results of their actions was judgment from the Lord. First the instigators of the rebellion were killed when they and their families were swallowed up into the earth (Numbers 16:25-33). Second the 250 men who had joined them were consumed by fire from the Lord (Numbers 16:35). Even all this did not convince the people (Numbers 16:41-50) and as a result the Lord allowed a plague to kill 14,700 of them.
    * The Reminder - (Numbers 17) Here we see the budding of Aaron's Rod and how God showed that he intended for only the descendants of Aaron to be priests. We see that God does not tolerate sin and that there is always judgment for sin.

    In 2 Peter 3 we see that the judgment of the world is coming and the only hope we have is to come to repentance before the Lord and to trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ.
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Text: Hebrews 9:1-10

Today we are looking at the Holy of Holies and in particular the Golden Jar of Manna. (see also Exodus 16) God has personal involvement with the lives of his people.  We see the children of Israel complaining about hunger to the point of wanting to return to Egypt.  The Lord takes care of them by providing Manna from Heaven.  The Children of Israel were tested to see if they would collect more manna than they needed.

In Philippians 4 we see more on the provision of God. In the new Testament we see the believer's responsibility is to be anxious for nothing.  To be anxious is to sin. We are instead to be in prayer and supplication in thanksgiving, letting our requests be known to God.

The anxity of this world takes us away from the things listed in vs. 8-9. In verse 10 we see this is a process that does not happen instantly .  The world is looking to grab as much as it can from life now because they think that this life is all there is.  As believers we are to be content in whatever state that we are in whether it be a lot or a little. We are not to be content with things of this world but only through Christ.
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Text: Hebrews 8

I. Jesus has a better ministry. - minister - literally refers to a worker of the people.

II. jesus is the mediator of a better covenant.
A. The Old Covenant was conditional. - I will if!
B. The Old Covenant revealed the sinfulness of man. - Romans 2-3
C. The Old Covenant was inadequate to "make perfect those who draw near." (10)
D. The New Covenant is unconditional. - I will regardless!
E. The New Covenant was recongnized by the Lord Jesus and is based on his shed blood. (Luke 22)
F. The New Covenant is realized both now (redemption) and in the future (restoration).
G. The New Covenantis based on the promises of God.
1. Personal
a. I will put my laws into their minds.
b. I will write them upon their hearts.
c. I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2. Powerful
a. I will be merciful (forgive) their iniquities.
b. I will remember their sins no more.
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Text: Hebrews 8:

Notes to follow.
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Text: 1st Peter Chapter 1

While we are holy because Christ is holy we are also to remember that we have a responsiblity to personal holiness. In the first 12 verses we see that we have a living hope but begining in verse 13 we see the focus on personal holiness.

1) The Mandate
* Fix your hope fully on the grace - vs. 13
* Do not be conformed but obediant - vs. 14
* Be holy in all your conduct - vs. 15
* Why? Be holy for I am holy - vs. 16 - The measurement is God not man.

2) The Motivation
* We are not redeemed through gold or silver but the blood of Christ.
* Our motivation is the the life and blood of Jesus Christ.

3) The Method
*The word of the Lord endures forever - vs. 22
* In chapter 2: 1-2 we see the method is to desire the pure milk of the word.
* See also 2 Timothy 2: 14-15 - we need to be able to rightly handle the word of God.
* 2 Timothy 3: 12-16 - All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable.

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We were privileged to see Louie Giglio's video on How Great is our God. Below is a portion of the video that shows one of the awesome ways that God has created each of us. If you would like to learn more about Louie Giglio and the Passion Conferences Click Here.

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Grace
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Our guest speaker is Rick Oglesby a former pastor, faculty member at Southeastern Bible College and past President of Carolina Bible College.

In this section of scripture we see the Good News of Jesus Christ. In vs. 8-11 we see insights into God's grace by looking at the personal statements of the apostle Paul.

* verse 8 - One who is like a miscarriage or an abortion. He was dead and useless untill God brought him out.
* in ourselves we are nothing but because of the grace of God and through the power of his son we have been made saints.  Even though the Corinthian church was a very disfunctional fellowship, they were still saints!
* We need to remember that we are holy because he has made us holy.
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Text: Hebrews 7: 26-28

Here we look at the detail of our substitute.

1) The character of our substitute (vs. 26)
* holy, innocent or without evil.
* undefiled - without stain
* separated from sinners - separate with regard to space
* exalted above the heavens - lifted up

2) The sacrifice of our substitute (vs. 27)
* does not meet daily because he was once and for all the complete satisfaction. (see also Hebrews 9:12)

3) What should our response be? Worship - not just singing in church. see Romans 1:1-2. He is the perfect sacrifice and as such he is worthy.
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Hebrews 7:11-28

In this section of Hebrews we see that the author desires to paint a picture of Christ that conveyed to the Jewish Christian audience the superiority of Christ's priesthood over the Levitical priesthood.

I. The author's desire
II. The author's description
a) "Indestructible Life" - This phrase conveys the impossibility of being destroyed. Jesus did what Aaron could not do.
b) "Better Hope" - This phrase conveys absolute assurance and points directly to Christ (I Timothy 1)
c) "Holds Permanently" - This phrase conveys that which does not pass away or cannot change. (Hebrews 7:23)
d) "Saved Forever" - This phrase emphasizes the power of Jesus Christ to keep us secure to the very end. (Hebrews 7:25)
e) "Make Intercession" - This phrase points to making an appeal to approach or make petition (see also John 17:11-19)


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Text: Hebrews 7:1-10

Main Idea: The Priesthood of Jesus Christ is greater than that of Aaron because “the order of Melchizedek” is superior to “the order of Levi.”

1. Demonstrated in that Abraham the patriarch paid him tithes.
2. Demonstrated in that the lesser is blessed by the greater; Abraham blessed by Melchizedek. (see also John 8:31-59)
3. Demonstrated in that his priesthood had no recorded ending.
4. Demonstrated by the fact that although Levi collected tithes; he paid tithes to Melchizedek being in his father’s loins.
5. Galatians 3:10-29 Melchizedek’s superiority paved the way for the Jews to completely embrace Christ’s priesthood!
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #34
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-Fourth and concluding lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church .

In this lesson we look at Chapters 20, 21 and 22. We explore the term resurrection and what are the different resurrections.

For a more in-depth look at the subject of Heaven Pastor Maronge recommends the Book Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

The Class Notes may be downloaded here.

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Missionary Patrick Cross
Text: 1 Thessalonians 2

Patrick Cross and his wife Tracy (Biblical Ministries Worldwide) have spent the last ten years serving as missionaries in Ireland (link). They have returned to the United States and are joining Rob and Joanne Brannon (Rocky Mountain Bible Church) to help with their work among the Mormons in Utah.

Outline: In the second chapter of 1 Thessalonians we see that the Apostle Paul wanted to be both biblical and effective. To do this we need to:
1) Have a deep conviction about the word of God.
2) We need to have confidence and be bold.
3) We must have a heart of compassion.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #33 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-Third lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church .

In this lesson we conclude Chapter 19 by looking at the second coming of Christ and the Battle of Armageddon.

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Hebrews 7:1-3
Key Word: Superior
Main Idea: The Priesthood of Jesus Christ is greater than that of Aaron because “the order of Melchizedek” is superior to “the order of Levi.”

I.  Melchizedek’s Identity.
A. not the preincarnate Christ.
B. not an Angel.
C. He was King of Righteousness.
D. He was King of Salem - meaning King of Peace
E. He was High Priest of El Elyon.
1.  Melchizedek’s blessing of Abraham was the exercise of
his priesthood.
2.  Abraham’s paying tithes was the recognition of his    priesthood.
3.  According to Psalm 110:4,  which is a prophetic passage     the priesthood of Christ has no end.

Interesting Observation: Melchizedek met Abraham with bread and wine.

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Text: Hebrews
…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus,…

Checkpoint #1 - Jesus has a “more excellent name.”
Checkpoint #2 - Jesus humbled Himself.
Checkpoint #3 - Jesus is a faithful Son.
Checkpoint #4 - Jesus is a sympathetic High Priest.
Checkpoint #5 - Jesus is the source of eternal salvation.
Checkpoint #6 - Jesus is a sure and steadfast anchor.
Checkpoint #7 - Jesus’ priesthood is superior.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #32
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-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.

In this lesson we look at Chapter 19 and the joy in Heaven and the marriage of the lamb.

We also look at the different resurrections.  The resurrection of life and the resurrection of the dead and times when these events take place.

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #31
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-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.

In this lesson we begin Chapter 18 and the economic Babylon's destruction.
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Listen as Eugene Cuevas gives testimony to how Jesus Christ has changed his life.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #30
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirtieth 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 finish chapter 16 and the bowl judgments and look at  chapter 17 and the false church.



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Text: Hebrews 6:13-20

The only hope we have  is the hope of Jesus Christ.

1) The reliability of God's word (Gen 22:15-18)
2) The immutability of God - God does not change (Hebrews 6:18)
3) The stability of God - God wants us to hold on (Hebrews 6:19)

Three things we can do:
a) depend on Christ
b) prayer
c) persevere
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #29
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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 chapter 16.
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Text: Hebrews 6:12

1)Examples of Faith
* The Author’s Challenge- Diligence
* The Author’s Caution-Sluggish
* The Author’s Concern-Imitators

2)Imitators of Faith
*Definition-the word imitator describes one who follows.  In this context the author is encouraging  his readers to follow examples of faith as they pursue diligence.  Patience in this context is the result of faith not separate from it and certainly anticipates inheriting the promises!

3)An Example of Faith-Abraham
* Obedience-Genesis 12 describes the initial response of Abraham to God.
* Hebrews 11:8- “By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.”
*Trust-Genesis 22 records the trust that Abraham had in His God.  He trusted the Lord to provide.
* Genesis 22- “Abraham said as he responded to his son Issac, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering.”

4) Considerations About Those We Follow:
* Depth-what is the testimony concerning their vertical relationship?
* Failure-what is their response to failure or failures in life?
* Investment-are they reproducing themselves in the lives of others?
* Perseverance-what is their response to difficult times or times of suffering in life?
* Wisdom-does their decision making evidence faith resulting in patience?
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Text: Hebrews 6:11-12a

Our love toward others will grow as our love for the Lord grows (vs. 10) As we come to verse 11 we see the heart of the author, "we desire" - He wants them to know the truth that Jesus Christ is the best and there is none more worthy. While the rest of the world has no real purpose we know that as believers we have a hope (vs.11).

We also see that we are to have diligence - extra ordinary  (pursuit) commitment. Example of an athlete in training. See also 2 Peter 1:1-10. In verse 10 we see the call for diligence. Back in Hebrews (vs.12) we see the enemy of diligence is sluggishness (vs.12).

Five ways to avoid sluggishness:

1. We need to bare fruit.
2. We need to depend on him - in prayer.
3. We await his return at any moment.
4. We need to meditate on him.
5. We need to share the gospel.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #28 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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 finish chapter 13 and begin chapter 14.
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Text: Ephesians 5:21-24; Hebrews 13:17

Outline:
* Who is the head of the church? - It is Christ (vs.22)
* We receive word from God from his word ,the Bible, not from the words of men.
* What does this mean to us? (vs 24)  - We are to be subject (abide under) to Christ. 

Looking at Hebrews 13:17
* Elders (Sheppards) are to feed, care for and protect.
* Deacons are servants
* What is the responsibility of the church - to be obedient to your leaders because they will give an account to God

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #27 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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 begin chapter 13.
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Text: Luke 24:36-48; Acts2:22-33

Listen as Pastor Thad Blount preaches this Easter on the words of Jesus after his resurrection.

1)Christ discusses the reliability of the scriptures (vs. 44)
2) Jesus focus after the resurrection was on the gospel message (vs. 46).
3) Was this information successful? (see Acts 2:22-33)
* If you believe in something then you are going to tell others about it. In this passage in Acts we see that Jesus message did have an impact.  *Even today we can rely on the scriptures and there is power in the gospel.

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #26 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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 chapter 12.
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Text: Matthew 27:54; Mark 15:39; Luke 23:47

Who was the Roman Centurion? What can we learn about this unnamed man who was present at the crucifixion of Jesus and what impact did Christ have on this man?

Outline:

* Qualifications
1) Letters of recomendation
2) Minimum of 30 years old
3) Must be able to read

* His witness
1) He witnessed an amazing attitude of humility of Christ
2) He witnessed Jesus amazing love on the cross (Luke 23:33-34)
3) He witnessed a strange day (Matthew 27:51-54)
4) He witnessed unusual words from the cross

* His response
1) He praises God
2) He confesses to the righteous character of Jesus.
3) He confesses to the uniqueness "Truly this man was the son of God".


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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #25
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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 conclude chapter 11 while beginning the 7th Trumpet.
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Luke 19:1-10

Responses

1st- Zaccheus responds in obedience and with joy. Some translations use the word gladly; however the better translation would be he being Zaccheus received Him rejoicing.


2nd- The crowd responds by grumbling. They are outraged that He would disgrace Himself by not only going to the house of a sinner but staying there overnight; which leads us to Zaccheus conversion.

Transformation/Security/Purpose

It is rather genius that the Holy Spirit would include the evidence of Zaccheus transformation. For the evidence here is not only overwhelming but serves as an example to all Christians of the importance of a transformed life.

Evidence #1- He confesses Jesus as Lord. The word stopped in verse 8 indicates he took a stand. He says you are my Lord. How awesome is this! Paul indicates in Romans that is certainly the action of a believer. (Romans 10:9-10)


Evidence #2- He says that half of my possessions I will give to the poor. What a change. What a great indication of self-denial. Let’s remember something very important. The text reveals that Zaccheus is a wealthy man. He went from being selfish to selfless. He went from being a taker to a giver. (Contrast the rich young ruler in chapter 18) This action in Zaccheus life is huge; but it doesn’t stop their. What about the other half of his wealth. This is what’s amazing!

Evidence #3- He says, “if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” Under Old Testament Law he could have given back everything plus one fifth. In doing so he would have been right on; however he puts himself in the category of a robber. The law said if you robbed someone with violence and destruction a fourfold restitution was required. Zaccheus judges himself as needing to give back 4 fold or 400 percent. His attitude is not how little can I get away with, but I want to give back with overflowing.

Security

Jesus says in verse 9 “salvation has come to this house; because he too is a son of Abraham.” What is Jesus saying? Well in Romans 2:28 the Bible unveils that “a Jew is not a Jew who is one outwardly, but is one inwardly. In other words it’s not about circumcision and religion on the outside, but it’s about the circumcision of the heart and relationship. Galatians 3:6-7 says, “Even so Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. Therefore, be sure(know) that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.”

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #24
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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.

In this lesson we begin chapter 11.
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Text: Luke 19:1-10

Who was the man called Zacchaeus who climbed a tree so that he could see the Lord Jesus? Is there more to this familiar story than what you might think with a casual reading of the story?  This week and next week Pastor Thad takes a closer look at this man called Zacchaeus and his calling out by Jesus.

Notes:
* Jericho - known as "Little Paradise", was a crossroads city.
* Zacchaeus - means: clean, innocent, pure.
* Occupation - Chief Tax Collector - an occupation known for corruption and theft.
* His Desire - He wanted to see Jesus.  This was an ongoing process, not just a one time or spontaneous action.
* His short stature (height) forced him to climb a tree in order to see over the crowd.
* Jesus also wanted to see him
* Lack of an introduction - Jesus called him by name because of his omniscience. He had known Zacchaeus before he was even formed. See also John 1:43-50 and Jerimiah 1:5.
* In Psalm 139 we see that God does not have to observe us to get to know us but rather he knows us completely.  He knows what we are going to say before we utter the words.  He knows the number of our days.
* Jesus knew that Zacchaeus would be in the tree that day.
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Text: Acts 17:1-9

The evangelical church of today needs to get back to the basics. Methodology has trumped theology, with gimmicks being emphasized over the gospel. Nothing new is needed except to get back to the basics.

Outline:
1) Return to the word of God (vs.2)
- It's our responsibility to take the word of God to the world

2) Committed to the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ (vs.3)
- There is no substitute - see also I Thessalonians 2
- We must be committed to the truth

3) The results - Upset the world (vs.6)
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #23 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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.

In this lesson we continue looking at the Trumpet judgments.
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Text: Psalm 67:1-2

How do we commit to missions when we feel as though we are already maxed out? There is an answer found in Psalm 67.  Listen as Dr. Daniel P. Wicher, Jr. President of C.A.M. International brings us the second message from our 2009 Mission's Conference.

Outline:
God wants us to leverage what he has given us.  (The example of the talents.) There are the faithful and the unfaithful.

1) Time - get involved with your missionaries by praying for them and encouraging them.

2) Talents - Using your abilities, short term mission trips to multi-week and multi-month trips.

3) Treasure - God gives to us not for us to increase our standard of living but so we can increase our standard of giving.

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Text: 2 Kings 6:24 - 7:12

We live in very treacherous times. Will these times bring out the best or the worst in us?  Listen as Dr. Daniel P. Wicher, Jr. President of C.A.M. International brings us a message from God's word challenging us as Christians to rise to the times in which we live.

Outline:
I. Extreme Hunger.
* God is God and God is good.
* God is sovereign over all.
* The Lord works in crisis - example of the Mexico City earthquake.

II. God Doesn't Look at Position or Power When Choosing His Agents but Rather He looks at the Heart.
* Example of Jose Luis
* God used the lepers.
* God uses the humble.

III. Motives to Share the Gospel - 2 Corinthians 5:11-19.
* Fear of the Lord. (vs. 11)
* Love of Christ. (vs. 14)
* Divine Perspective (vs. 16)

The example of William Carey During these trying times we can either go down into the pit or we can hold the rope.

As believers we should be balanced, close to God, and engaged.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #22 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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.

In this lesson we look at evil spirits and demons and their origins.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #21 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-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.

In this lesson we continue looking at the Trumpet judgments and the 6th Trumpet.

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Upsetting the World
Text: Acts 17:7-14; 19:9-23

What are the challenges of sharing the gospel in today's secular culture? The church today is lax in its efforts to confront the world. The question that Christians should ask themselves is: Does the world upset you or do you upset the world?
Listen as Bob Waldrep of The Crosswinds Foundation  for Faith and Culture challenges us to go out and bring the truth of God's word to a lost and dying world.

The example of Paul:
1) We see he shared with those who are churched.
2) We see that he shared with those who are unchurched.
3) What did the three cities have in common? - The word was proclaimed in such a way that those who heard it reacted to it.
4) Four things that will happen:
a) There will be opposition
b) There will be those who are persuaded.
c) Lives will be changed.
d) The world will be upset.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #20 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twentieth  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 continue looking at the Trumpet judgments.
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Test: Hebrews 6:9-10, Psalm 119:9-16

In this portion of Hebrews we take a closer look at the word accompany.  To accompany means to hold close to.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #19
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Nineteenth  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 continue Chapter 6 and look at the relationship between the 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and the 7 Bowls.
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Text: Hebrews 6:4-8

1. What We Know
* Setting - The author was familiar with the history of these people.
* “But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings...”(Heb. 10:32-34)
* Internal evidence indicates that the date of writing would have been prior to the destruction of the temple in 70; which is significant because of the lengthy discussion of the Jesus as our Great High Priest.
* Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer gifts according to the law;...” (Heb. 8:4; 9:6-9)

2.  Context
* Jesus is a qualified, victorious, and perfect high priest that desires us to approach Him. (vs. 14-16)
* The author’s desire is to teach his readers concerning Melchizedek. (Heb. 5:11)
* The author is concerned about the lack of progress in their lives. (Heb. 5:12-6:3) 

3. They are Saved, but Immature?
* Language- the language of verses 4-5 seem to indicate that these are believers.
* Every one of these statements is in a tense indicating these things are never repeated acts of God’s working.
* Verse 6 does indicate that something is impossible.  What is it? 



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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #18
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Eighteenth  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 Chapter 6 and look at the relationship between the 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and the 7 Bowls.
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Text: Hebrews 6:4-8

As we come to this part of the book of Hebrews we need to put on our "spiritual hard hats".  Many theologians skip over this part of Hebrews because of it's difficulty . In looking at this section we need to remember the context in which the writer was speaking and it is within the context of talking to Christian Believers.

1) Some hold to the idea that the people described in these verses are Christians who actually lose their salvation.
* If God saved you then you can't lose your salvation because it depends on God.  If you saved yourself then you can lose it because it depends on you.

2) Dangers of a Man Centered Theology.
a) Leads to frustration and fear.
b) Can and does produce a legalistic faith.
c) Hinders spiritual growth.
d) Elliminates the joy of serving the Lord.
e) Takes the "good news" out of the gospel

3) A look at John 10: 1-30
a) He calls his own sheep by name.
b) He gives eternal life (vs. 28).
c) No one can take them away (vs. 29) .
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #17 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Seventeenth  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 Chapter 5 and continue looking at the throne scene.
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Text: Hebrews 5:11 - 6:3

It's time to embrace Christianity it's time to grow up.  This is what the author of Hebrews is talking about in this section of scripture.

1. The Author's Desire (5:11) - The author has gone from teaching to preaching. (Preaching is when one is challenged to act of the knowledge that one knows.)
2. The Author's Diagnosis - (5:12-14) they were immature, slow, sluggish. (see also 1 Cor. 3:1-4) They were still on a milk diet.  The question is why were they not eating any meat? By this time they should have been teachers and having an impact on the lives of others.

* Is maturity being reflected in our lives today? Why is the church of toady in trouble?  Because it is not acting on the knowledge that it has.

3. A Lack of Discernment - (vs. 14) They lacked the practice and experience to gain proper discernment.  (see also 2 Timothy 2:20-23) There are many out there who are false.

*How do you know if you are stagnant?
- Do you have a desire for the word of God?
- Do you long to obey the commands of God?
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #16 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Sixteenth  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 to look at the things which are to come and start Chapter 4.
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Text: Hebrews 4:14 - 5:3

In the early days of the church there were many Jewish Christians who had been taught (while Jews) that they needed a high priest.  As they transitioned from religion to relationship they had to be taught about the fact that Jesus is the perfect High Priest.

Jesus is the perfect high priest because:
* He is one who is not a sinner and one who never dies and as such will never need to be replaced.
*In Matthew 4:1 we see that Jesus was sinless even though he was tempted.
* In Hebrews 7 we see that Jesus is holy. We also see that he is without stain (Hebrews 7:27). This shows his permanent state of holiness.
* He is exalted above the heavens - He is higher than the heavens.

Even though Christ has this standing as the perfect high priest we need to never forget that he is there for us as Christians. We need to remember that there is 1) Help available - the best help we can give someone is the sharing of the word (Bible). 2) We need to point people to the savior.
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Text: Hebrews 4:14-5:4

This week we return to our study in the book of Hebrews. So far we have seen that Jesus is far better than all ways.  In this section we are going to see that he is better than the Old Testament Priests.

1: One: There is one mediator between God and man - Jesus Christ.
*He can be the only intercessor between God and man.

2: Terms of Three: The contrast between the old and the new.
*In the old the priest had to enter the Holy of Holies yearly.
*Jesus on the other hand after had rose ascended to the right hand of God the father. This was done once for all.
* He ascended through the atmosphere then outer space and then heaven to take his seat.  The old Testament Priests did not sit down while in the Holy of Holies.
* We need to hold fast to our confession (Heb. 4:14)
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