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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.
Direct download: Revelation_25.mp3
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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.
Direct download: Revelation_24.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CST


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.
Direct download: 03-22-09-am.mp3
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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)
Direct download: 03-15-09-am.mp3
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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.
Direct download: Revelation_23.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 03-08-09-pm.mp3
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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.
Direct download: 03-08-09-am.mp3
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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.
Direct download: Revelation_22.mp3
Category:Bible Institute -- posted at: 6:30pm CST