Springville Road Community Church
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Text: Luke 2:36

The Christmas Story is full of "Front Page" individuals.  This week we look at the story of Anna, a person who does not get all the attention but who should be on the front page of the Christmas story.
I . Who was Anna?

II. Commitments of Anna
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Text: Acts 2:42

This week we continue our look at fellowship. We must be commited for fellowship to happen.
I. Fellowship is dependant on more than one person.
II. Fellowship is centered on our unity with Christ.
III. Fellowship is not just doing anything; It's doing God's will.
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Text: Acts 2:42

What are your expectations when an assembly comes together?
I. Apostles teaching - The teachings of Christ.

II. Fellowship
    A) Dependant on more than one person.
    B) Focuses on our spiritual unity.
    C) Doing God's will together.
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Text: Romans 1:8

Something that we tend to neglect is the discipline of giving thanks. We are slow to give thanks and quick to grumble. Today let's look at the example of the apostle Paul.

I. The Direction of Paul's Thanksgiving.

II. The Depth of Paul's' Thanksgiving

III. Paul's Thankfulness for the Growth


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Listen as Andrew McKumbu talks 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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Text: Romans 1:16; Ephesians 2:1-10; I Peter 2:9

Do we have a view of the gospel that is less than full? Do we even have the same view of the gospel that the disciples had?
 
There are Two Dynamics of the Gospel:
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I. The power of the Gospel.   Romans 1:16
     Power is "Dunamis" in the original greek.  This is the same word we get the word dynamite from. This is not a gradual process but is instant and exposive.
 
II. The purpose of the Gospel.  Ephesians 2:1-10
     Workmanship means literally "a work of art".
 
* the full gospel saves us from works and also saves us to work. A salvation that has no works is not the full gospel at all.
 
Food for thought - Revelation 2:1-7 - How do we lose our first love? You lose your need of that person (Jesus). How do we recognize this problem in our lives? By asking ourselves how we treat others.
 
How will the power of the gospel impact your life today? 
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Text:Mark 10:35-45

Is it possible to be sick and not know it? Absolutely! It is also possible to be a Christian and not be committed to a life of serving the Lord. This morning we want to concentrate on the enemy to service and the friend to service.

I. The ENEMY to a life of Service-PRIDE

II. The FRIEND to a life of service-HUMILITY

How do you know if you are sick? Evaluate your days. Are they spent serving the Lord? One that serves Him should think through this Acrostic:

* Selfless-there is no room for self-centeredness

* Eager-all Christians should desire to be used for His glory

* Resolute-all Christians should be purposed in serving Him

* Vital-serving Him is critical to the health of the church

* Effort-serving Him may lead to exhaustion

* Steadfast-serve Him faithfully to the end


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Listen as Pam Stasko and Jamie Overton report on the Ladies Ministry at Springville Road Community Church.

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Listen as Ron Gardner reports on the role of Music at Springville Road Community Church.

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Text: Acts 2:41-47

Ekklesia, the called out ones.

I. Practice - they were committed and together.

II. Committed - prayer, study, fellowship

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Text: Ephesians 3:20-21

The purpose of the church or Ekklesia (the called out ones) is to glorify God. This is both an individual and corporate responsibility.

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Text: Matthew 5:1-12

Listen as Brian Firpo speaks on God's kingdom and ministry in Thailand.

I. Viewing things from God's perspective.

     a) Blessed are the poor in spirit.

     b) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

     c) Blessed are the persecuted for righteousness sake.

II. Update from Thailand.

III. Prayer requests

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Text: Ephesians 1:13-14

Ekklesia -the called out ones and our position in Christ.

I. The church has been sealed.

     a) to be secure

     b) ownership

II. The church has been given a down payment - The Holy Spirit.

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Text: Ephesians 1:7

I. He redeemed us knowing our condition.

II. He rescued us from a hopeless and helpless condition

III. What is the response of the church?

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Text: Ephesians 1:7

As we contiue our study of the Church what does it mean to be called out?

I. The church has been forgiven - redeemed

II. How are we redeemed? - Jesus paid the full price.

III. There is no other path to redeemption.

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Text: Ephesians 1:1-4

I. The will of God

II. God chose us (church)

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Text: Mark 8

This week we continue our study in Chapter 8 of the gospel of Mark and our look at warnings to the church.
As we ended our study last week we were looking at false teachers in the church. (see also Jude 3-4)
* The importance of doctrine in the church.
* How failing to study the scriptures can lead to incorrect beliefs.
* The role of discipleship.
The Challenge: Are you committed to making disciples today?
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Text: Mark 8

This week we continue our study in Chapter 8 of the gospel of Mark.
After feeding the 4000 Jesus and the disciples traveled by boat to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.
II. Jesus warns the disciples about the teaching of the Pharisees
III. The response - they were worried about the lack of food on the boat.
IV. Jesus Rebuke - "Is your heart hard?" - Jesus wanted them to be spiritually discerning.
* What are some of the warnings in the scriptures? 1. False teachers
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Text: Mark 8

Jesus cares about people.  In this section of the book of Mark we see that he cared for both the people and their needs and the disciples.
I. Compassion for the crowd.
     1. The had not eaten for 3 days.
     2. They would pass out on the way back home.
     3. Jesus feeds the 4000 men plus the women and children.
     4. There are seven large baskets left over.
* While Jesus took care of their needs he is more concerned with our spiritual health.
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Text: Phil 1:12

 Listen as Dean Self teaches on the pioneer missionaries and their job as divine woodcutters. 
* The missionaries job is to clear a path for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
* There will be obstacles/trials along the way.
* These trials are a blessing in disguise.
* God is able to use these obstacles.
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Text: Mark 7:1-13

Are we bound by the word of God or the traditions of man?
I. The Accusation (vs. 1-5) - The Pharisees accused the disciples of not following the tradition of ceremonial washing before eating a meal.
II. The Condemnation (vs. 6-13) - Jesus used the word of God to address the Pharisees because they had become obsessed with the external appearance while ignoring the filth of their hearts.
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Text: II Timothy 3:1-9; Revelation 2:1-5

As we mature in the Lord it becomes harder to evaluate our love relationship with the Lord. What is the state of the church today? What is the state of individual believers today? In II Tim. 3 Paul describe the conditions near the end times and it is not a pretty picture.  Busyness can rob us of a relationship. Are we just running down a checklist or are we focused on our relationship with the Lord?

In Revelation 2 we see that the church in Ephesus was quite busy and seemed successful however Jesus told them that they had lost their first love.  They were commanded to remember from where they had fallen (what it was like when they were first saved) and to repent and do the first works.

How is your relationship with the Lord today?
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Text: Mark 6:45-52; Matthew 14:22-33

What is the Lord teaching you today?

I. Preparation Time - for teaching


II. Lesson Time

     1. I am God, stop fearing

     2. Peter's response

     3. The Lesson - "you of little faith" Why did you doubt?

III. The Conclusion


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Text: Mark 5:21-43

Scene #1

 Introduction to Jairus-Jairus-a man of power and prestige/opposite in many ways of the unnamed woman we are introduced to later.  He was a ruler in the synagogue/she would have not been allowed in the synagogue because she would have been considered unclean. 

 * Jarirus does the unthinkable.  He falls down before the Lord (a picture of humility) and begs for the life of his daughter.  His statement in verse 23 is one of belief.  “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.” 

 Life Principle #1-The Lord is always the answer to man’s problems. 

 

Scene #2

* An unplanned interruption (unplanned on the part of Jairus). What happens next is certainly not on the radar of Jairus.  There is an interruption.  A woman who is suffering from a hemorrhage for 12 years approaches Jesus.

 a) Her Suffering -the Bible speaks of her physical suffering/her investment in trying to get well and the financial strain this caused in her life, with no result.   

b) Her Thought- the Bible records in verse her thought.  She thought if she touched His garments/cloak she would get well.  Matthew and Luke record she thought if she touched the fringe of his cloak/garment.  The word fringe is translated as an appendage hanging down from the edge of the cloak.c) Her Healing/Subsequent question-the Bible records in verse 29 that she was healed.  There is some discussion even debate as to why Jesus ask the question recorded in verse 30.  I believe that certainly part of the reason was for His glory, but I also believe there are 2 reasons that tie directly to the woman.  The first is recorded in verse 33.  She has the opportunity to confess to Jesus her entire story.  The Bible records it as her being able to tell Him, “the whole truth.”  She tells hers story and not only does the Lord hear, but Jairus, the disciples and at least some of the crowd.  Secondly, verse 34 records that Jesus is able to pronounce her as clean in front of Jairus, the disciples and the crowd.  (the word well is the word sozo meaning saved.   Not only was she pronounced physically healed by Jesus she was spiritually healed. 

 Life Principle #2-the interruptions in our lives are opportunities to witness the Awesome work of the Lord!  

 

Scene #3

 * The Dire Announcement-people come from the house of Jairus to announce that his daughter is dead.  In fact they indicate there is no reason to trouble Jesus with the matter any further.

- The Unexpected Words and Action- Jesus then does 2 things that are unexpected.  He 1st of all tells those present there is no need for weeping because the girl is simply asleep. (39) The word asleep in the New Testament is used to describe a temporary state.  It seems to be used to describe those who are the Lord’s.  Secondly, the Bible records that Jesus raises the little girl from her “sleep.”

 Life Principle #3 -a waste of time to man, is a window into God’s sovereign plan.


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Text: Romans 12:1-8

What does it mean to be "under God"? To be under means to be submissive or to obey.

I. We give our Body (vs.1)

     a) we must yield the members of the body as instruments of righteousness (Romans 6:13)

     b) we must recognize that our body is God's temple (I Cor. 6:19-20)


II. We give God our Mind (vs.2)

     a) the word conformed is the idea of being similar or alike (I Peter 1:13-14)

     b) the Greek word transformed is seen in the English word metamorphosis - a total change from the inside out.


III. We use the gifts for God's Church and his Glory (vs.3-8)

     a) we should know the importance of humility (vs.3)

     b) We should know we have been given the faith to serve him (vs.3)

     c) We should know we are one body but have different gifts (vs. 4-8)

 

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Text: Mark 4:1-20

continuing from last week we continue our study of the parable of the sower.

3.  The soils represent the heart of the hearers and reveal that not all who hear will accept the message of the gospel.

     a. The first hearer is the hard heart.  The hard heart resists the word of God  and therefore Satan comes and snatches it away.

     b. The second hearer represents the shallow heart.  Since there is no depth, whatever is planted does not last because it has no root.

     c.  The third hearer pictures a hearer with a crammed heart.  This person receives the word but does not truly repent and the “weeds” from their life prove it.

     d.  The fourth hearer pictures the true believer.  This person evidences a changed life.  The Bible calls it “fruit”.

     

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Text: Mark 4:1-20

It is impossible to share the gospel without being in the presence of sinners.  To isolate ourselves from the world is to deny the power of the gospel to change lives.  Isolation also impacts our responsibility to share the gospel.
Thoughts from the Parable of the Sower

1.  All Christians are responsible to sow seed.  Anyone who sows the message of the gospel is a sower.  Is it too bold to say that one who is truly born again will sow seed?
2. The seed which is the word of the gospel should not be altered to placate (appease) an audience. Paul is an example of consistancy. see also - Romans 1:15-16; I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 4:1-5; Colossians 1:3-6; I Thessalonians 1:5-7
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Text: John 17


I. He prayed for protection (vs. 13-16)

     -how does Satan attack the believer today?

          a) by attacking the very message of the gospel

          b) by our public testimony or how we believe

               - how are we changed?

                      1. they are not of the world

                      2. purpose

                      3. focus - it was no longer about them

II. He prayed for sanctification (vs. 17)

       - They were set apart by the truth

       - They were given a mission to proclaim the word and make disciples

          

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Text: Mark 2


I. His call of Levi

     a) His demand

     b) Levi's response

          - He left everything

          - He gave a party for Jesus

II. His very pointed response  

     a) His conflict with the Pharisses

     b) His very painted response

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Text: Joshua 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1-4


To meditate means to contemplate, dwell on, or to give thought.  Do we meditate on the word of God as much as we meditate on other things?

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Text: Mark 2


I. His Popularity - Jesus was popular (vs. 1-2)
II. His Impact (vs. 3)
III. The offer of Forgiveness (vs. 5)
IV. His Omniscience (vs. 6-8)
V. The Test (vs. 9-12)
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Text: Luke 1:26-54


Mary, The mother of Jesus, was an excellent example.

I. She was wholeheartedly devoted. - "The maidservant/slave of the Lord."

     - the term slave is used more in the scriptures than the term 'christian'.

II. She was totally submissive.

III. She was mindful of God.

     a) as her savior

     b) mindful of his Holy Name.

     c) mindful of his Sovereignty.

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Listen as our Mission team reports on its trip to Ecuador with missionary Steve Saint and i-tec.

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Text: John 18-19


Before Jesus was crucified he was put though a series of trials before the Roman officials.  Listen as Pastor Thad Blount takes us through these trials.
I. the accusations made against Christ
II. The statementsChrist made about himself
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Text: Psalm 63


In Psalm 63 we see where David speaks of Thirsting for the Lord. In Ecclesiastes we see Soloman and his quest for pleasure and how in the end he concluded that the only real pleasure in life is the worship the Lord.  Listen as Pastor Thad Blount teaches on the wisdom of these men and their desire for the Lord.
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Text: Mark 1:35-45


I. The Humanity of Jesus - “in the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up.”
     * Problem - “Many deceivers who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver, and the antichrist.”  II John 7
II. The Habits of Jesus - “went to a secluded place, and there He was praying.”
     * Prayer - “But He Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.” Luke 5:16
     * Preaching - “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby so that I may preach there also.”
III. The Help of Jesus -“Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, I am willing be cleansed.  Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.”
     * Command - “be cleansed” by definition conveys the idea of a decisive act.  Meaning that the lepers healing was immediate, complete, and visible to all present.”
Whether Jesus was praying, preaching, or healing, lives were being touched.  Thank God for Jesus Christ, “the author and finisher of our faith.”

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Missions Conference 2011 - Bob Ambrosius

Text: I Peter 2:11-12


Listen as Bob Ambrosius of New Tribes Mission brings us a message from God's Word about the Church and how it should live before the world.

I. Peter appeals to the heart (vs.11)

II. Abstain from sinful desires-

      * Christian liberty is not the freedom to do what we want but rather the freedom to be able to do that which we could never do before.

III. We are to live in a way that positively reflects on Christ.

IV. Why should we do this? So that the unbeliever will come to know God in such a way that they will glorify him.

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Listen as Jamie Saint speaks on his work at I-TEC (Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center) and his challenge to the church today.

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Text: Ephesians 6:10-17


The enemy is relentless .  We aknow that we are surrounded by a spiritual battle and there are times when we can see the effects of this battle on the lives of people.  What are we to do?  Is there any protection?
To have protection we must:

I. Rely on the Lord (vs.10)

II. Put on the armor (vs.11)
    a. Put on all of the armor.
    b. The armor is of God
    c. We are to never take it off.

III. Why are we to put on the Armor of God?

IV. The Armor
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Text: Mark 1:23-28


1. The Location
2. The Knowledge
3. The Departure
*Who can demons possess?
     1. Aurguments from silence
     2. Light and darkness don't mix
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Text: Mark 1:21-28


Who is our authority? Is Jesus? Is the Word of God? What is our response to authority?

* Continuing our study of the life of Christ we look at his teaching. What was the response of the people? They were astonished/overwhelmed or in today's language they were "blown away".  Why because Jesus was not dependent on the teachings of others.  This was a big difference from the teaching of the scribes that the people had been listening to up till this time.

* Jesus was confrontational because he did not avoid difficult subjects.

* Another example of a confrontational speaker was the Apostle Paul. See I Corinthians 5:1-13.

Next week we will look at he response of the spirit world to the teaching of Jesus.

 

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Text: Mark 1:16-20


Today we look at the calling of the disciples. Jesus told these men to effectively drop what they knew to do something else they knew nothing about.

I. Jesus Plan - to follow him

        - what does it mean to be a follower of Christ? To follow means to come after or pursue.

     a) Recognition - followers are on the narrow road

     b) submission - followers don't get ahead

     c) sacrifice - willingness to give up comforts

     d) teachable - followers look to the master

     e) trusting - the master always knows best

     f) suffering - willingness to lose my life for Jesus

 

II. Fishing

     a) obedience - fishing is not optional

     b) compassion - how do we see the world?

     c) knowledge - message is the same while the audience varies

     d) work - no room for laziness

     e) persistence - often the results are slow

     f) patience - plant, water, pray, leave the results to God

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Text: Mark 1:12-13


Today we look at the calling of the disciples. Jesus told these men to effectively drop what they knew to do something else they knew nothing about.

I. The Setting

     - the wilderness of Judea

     - Jesus was with the wild beasts for 40 days and 40 nights 

II. The Enemy

     - The devil - Satan - Our Adversary

     - he is relentless 

III. The Temptations

     a) 1st was that Jesus would distrust the father's care.

     b) 2nd was to question the Father's will.

     c) 3rd was to fully reject the will of the Father for the Son

* What will help us face the darts that Satan throws at us?

     a) Take in the word of God regularly

     b) Pray

     c) Accountability

 

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