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

Text: Revelation 4

I. The appearance of the LORD GOD (Father). (vs.3)

   A. He is like a jasper stone
   B. He is like a sardius stone-a sardis stone is a ruby.

II. The surrounding of the LORD GOD (Father). (vs.4-8a)

   A. The rainbow 
   B. The 24 elders
   C. The lightening and thunder
   D. The seven Spirits of God
   E. Sea of glass 
   F. Four living beings

III. The Worship of the LORD GOD (Father). (vs.8b-11)

   A. The Living Ones-notice their worship of the LORD GOD is ceaseless!
         1. Holiness
         2. Omnipotence (Power)-
         3. Eternality
   B. The 24 Elders-
          1. Their Actions-notice the actions of the 24 elders are in response to the words of the four living beings.
                a. They fall will down
                b. They will worship
                c. They will cast their crowns before the throne
          2. Their Words
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Church History Lesson 7

This is lesson 7 in our study of Church History. This week looks at church leadership. Your Instructor again this week is Mr. Jan Langford.

Some of the Topics to be looked at in this multiweek study include the purpose, beginning and organization of the Church.  The beginnings of missions and the opposition to the church.  The growth of hierarchialism and denominationalism. The Protestant Reformation.

Direct download: Church_History_session07.mp3
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Listen as Joe Dumas gives his inspiring testimony.  Joe serves as a Deacon at SRCC and he is also the leader of the praise and worship band.

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Text: Revelation 4; Exodus 14:21 thru chapter 15

As we continue our study of the book of Revelation let us examine what it means to worship by looking back in the Old Testament book of Exodus.
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Church History Lesson 6

This is lesson 6 in our study of Church History. In this lesson Mr. Jan Langford discusses the causes and origins of Monasticism and begins a look into the development of the Papal System.

Some of the Topics to be looked at in this multiweek study include the purpose, beginning and organization of the Church.  The beginnings of missions and the opposition to the church.  The growth of hierarchialism and denominationalism. The Protestant Reformation.

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Text: Revelation 3:14-22

Setting -the city of Laodicea was a very wealthy city.  In fact it was so wealthy that when destroyed by an earthquake in A.D. 60 the people rebuilt the city without the aide of Rome.  The city did have a major issue, the water system.    The water was piped in from Hierapolis, which was seven miles to the north of Laodicea.  By the time the water reached Laodicea it was “lukewarm.”  The Lord Jesus uses the picture of lukewarm water to discuss the serious nature of their condition.

I. The Description of the Lord Jesus (vs.14)
     A. The Amen-this word is a transliteration of the Hebrew word meaning true. 
     B. The Faithful and True Witness-this phrase describes the Lord Jesus and certainly brings ones minds to His earthly ministry.  As a Witness, He was certainly Faithful and True.
     C. The Beginning of the Creation of God-the word beginning is the key to understanding this phrase.  It means cause, origin or source.  So understood correctly, Jesus is the source of all creation. (Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:3)

II. The Condition of the Church (vs.15-17)
     A. Metaphors-the words hot and cold were used to convey what was pleasing or useful.  The word “lukewarm” conveyed the idea of not being pleasing or useful. 
     B. Awareness-The church of Laodicea is unaware of their own condition. In fact, Jesus uses strong terminology to point out their true condition. 

III. The Counsel from the Lord Jesus (vs.18) -focus on Me
     A. Acquire gold-was an appeal for to turn their focus from the riches of the world to the riches of Christ.
     B. Acquire white garments-this was an appeal to put on spiritual clothing. (Col. 3)
     C. Acquire eye salve-this was an appeal for spiritual sight. Their focus had been on the earthly things and Jesus is advising they focus on heavenly things. 

IV. The Comfort of the Lord Jesus (vs.19-20)
     A. His love for them-the word love here is the word phileo which expresses His tender affection for them.  Phileo is not used in the New Testament to refer to unbelievers.
     B. His desire for fellowship-the terms in and to are the focus here.  In the New Testament there are 8 times when this specific phrasing occurs and all 8 times the idea is of one coming toward someone or something/never of penetration. 

V. The Definitive Promise -that Christians will sit on the throne He shares with His Father; symbolizing the truth that we will reign with Him. 

Direct download: 05-06-2012-am.mp3
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Church History Lesson 5

This is lesson 5 in our study of Church History. Your Instructor again this week is Mr. Jan Langford.

Some of the Topics to be looked at in this multiweek study include the purpose, beginning and organization of the Church.  The beginnings of missions and the opposition to the church.  The growth of hierarchialism and denominationalism. The Protestant Reformation.

Direct download: Church_History_session05.mp3
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