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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