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Sun, 11 August 2013
Text: Text: Revelation 15:5-16:9
II. Seas to Blood
III. Fresh Water to Blood
Thu, 8 August 2013
Text: Text: Revelation 15:1-4
I. The Song of Moses. (Exodus 15)
II. The Song of the Lamb. (Revelation 15:9-10)
III. The Song of the Tribulation Saints.
Thu, 8 August 2013
Text: Galations 2:11-16
Listen as Bob Waldrep of The Crosswinds Foundation for Faith and Culture brings a message from the book of Galations.
I. The controversy over the table.
II. Two Dining Plans being offered.
III. The significance of the tables.
IV. Why do we sometimes distance ourselves from the table of grace.
Thu, 8 August 2013
Listen as SRCC Elder Bruce Grubbs looks at our walk with the Lord.
I. How we are not to Walk.
II. How we are to Walk
Sun, 14 July 2013
Text: Revelation 15:1-4
3. A charateristic of God.
Sun, 7 July 2013
Text: Phil. 2:19-22
The Example of Paul.
I. A sincere concern for the Lord's church.
II. A faithful slave of the Lord.
* How has your service to the Lord been tested?
* How committed am you to the spreading of the gospel?
Sun, 30 June 2013
Text: Luke 10:38-42
Pastor Steve Chamblee grew up attending Springville Road Community Church. He holds a degree in Theology from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Theology from William Tyndale Seminary. The past four years, Steve has served as senior pastor of Grace Fellowship in Vail, Arizona; prior to that, Steve served in student ministry for fourteen years. He is a former Christian School teacher and currently coaches the JV football team at Cienega High School. Steve is married to Shari and they have four children: Drew, Abbi, Aubri and Kyle.
This sermon is part of the ordination service of Rob Caine. Steve was excited to get to speak at his home church and extends his greetings to all the believers at SRCC.
I. The contrast between what is necessary and what is good.
5. Love and Obedience
II. Consequences of Embracing the Necessary Over the Good. (see also John 12:1-8)
* They could literally smell Mary's love for Jesus
1. Business does not equal devotion.
2. Jesus cares more about the heart of your worship that the heat of your work.
3. Love, then do and then Love more.
4. It really boils down to love.
5. Martha took her complaints to Jesus himself.
6. God hears the Marys.
Sun, 23 June 2013
Text: Isaiah 6:1-6; 1 Peter 1:13-16
* To truly know who a person is you must observe their actions. These actions are determined by their view of God. The true measure of holiness is God and in Isaiah 6 we see the holiness of God displayed.
* In 1 Peter 1 we see that we are to prepare our minds for action.
Sun, 16 June 2013
Text: Revelation 14:14-20
Here we have pictures of future events - The Bowl Judgments and Armageddon. (see also Isaiah 63)
I. The Harvesters (vs. 14,17)
1. Son of man - Jesus. (this is the last time this term is used to describe Jesus)
2. The Crown - The victor's crown. Running to win
3. Sharp Sickle - The Lord wiping out those who are against him.
II. Angel (vs. 17)
III. The Declarations (vs. 15,18) - "The perfect hour has come"
1. Only when this perfect time arrives will the reaping occur.
2. The Angel came from under the alter. (vs. 18)
IV. The Reapings (vs. 16,19)
Sun, 9 June 2013
Text: Revelation 14:12-13
The Tribulation Saints are:
I. Steadfast (vs.12) - willing to endure hardship.
1. They keep the commandments.
2. They will keep their faith in Jesus.
II. They are Blessed (vs.13)
1. In death - in the Lord
2. the blessing at rest - rest from their labors.
3. Blessed because of their deeds for the Lord - They are servants
* What does our service to the Lord look like?* Our service is not in vain. (see also I Cor. 15:57-58)
Sun, 26 May 2013
Text: Revelation 14:6-11
Three Angels each make an announcement.
I. Announcement #1 - The Gospel (vs. 6-7)
1. It is an eternal gospel.
2. The message - "fear God and give him glory"
II. Announcement #2 - Judgment on Babylon (vs. 8) - Babylon will fall
III. Announcement #3 - Eternal Torment (vs. 9-11)
Sun, 12 May 2013
Text: Revelation 14:1-5
Revelation 14 is a chapter of victory and first discussed are the 144,000.
I. Identity (vs. 1)
- with the Lamb and the Father.
II. Celebration (vs.2-3)
- where there is victory songs are sung.
- There is understanding
III. Character (vs.4)
- they remain pure
- They shadow the Lamb
- purchased as first fruit
- no lie was found in their mouths. We are to "share the truth in Love"
V. Blameless (vs. 5)
- our testimony is right before the Lord.
Sun, 5 May 2013
Text: Revelation 13:11-18
the False Prophet continued:
I. The Discription:
1. He is of the same kind as the beast. (vs. 11)
2. His is described as a harmless lamb, however he speaks as a dragon. (vs. 11)
3. He has all the authority of the first beast. (vs. 12)
4. He will perform great signs of his own. He “makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth.” (vs. 13)
5. He deceives “those who dwell on the earth.” (vs. 14)
II. The Demands:
2. Make an image to the beast.
3. to take the mark of the beast.
III. Decrees or Laws
1. He will pronounce a death sentence to those not worshiping the beast. (vs. 15)
2. He will require all people “to be given the mark of the beast.” (vs. 16)
IV. The Doom of the False Prophet (Rev. 19:19-21)
* We should be committed with our minds
Sun, 28 April 2013
Text: Revelation 13:
the beast continued:
VI. There is a general warning. (vs. 9)
VII.The perseverance of the saints is described. (vs. 10)
The False Prophet
Titles of the Coming World Ruler:
* The Little Horn (Daniel 7:8)
* The Coming Prince (Daniel 9:26)
* A Willful King (Daniel 8; 11)
* The Man of Lawlessness (II Thessalonians 2)
* The Son of Destruction (II Thessalonians 2)
* The Antichrist (I John 2:18,22)
* The Rider on the White Horse (Revelation 6:2)
* The Beast (Revelation 13:1-10)
Sun, 21 April 2013
Text: Revelation 13
I. There is a picture of a pseudo-trinity.
II. The beast is a man, who appears to be indwelt by a demon. (13:1, 18; II Thessalonians 2; Revelation 11:7; 17:8)
III. There is a description of a pseudo-king (who is apparently brought back to life) and the power he is given. (vs. 2-7)
IV. There is a description of a pseudo-kingdom. (vs. 2)
V. Those who worship the beast are identified. (vs. 8)
Sun, 14 April 2013
Text: Matthew 26:1-19
Listen as Bob Waldrep of The Crosswinds Foundation for Faith and Culture brings a message from the book of Matthew.
I. The religious leaders plot to kill Jesus.
II. Mary's anointing of Jesus.
III. Judas and the leaders strike a deal.
IV. The disciples concerns.
Sun, 7 April 2013
Text: Revelation 12:13-17
Continuing our study in Revelation.
I. The Pursuit of Israel. (vs. 13)
II. The Provision of Israel. (vs. 14)
- see also Exodus 19. The Lord is our hiding place.
III. The Pursuit continues. (vs. 15)
IV. The Provision (vs. 16)
V. The Pursuit resumes. (vs. 17)
Sun, 31 March 2013
Text: John 21:15-22
Continuing our study from last week.
II. Shepard My Sheep
1. What are you leading them to?
2. Guard the sheep from false teaching
3. Protect the sheep - lay yourself down for them
III. Third time "Do You Love Me?"
1. Do you have affection for me
* Peter is greeved at this point
2. not lambs but more mature sheep
IV. The Prophecy
1. Peter's freedom
2. The commision - "follow me"
3. Peter's question - "what about this man?"
4. Jesus Answer - "You must follow me."
Sun, 24 March 2013
Text: John 21
Do you love the Lord your God? Do you have a total commitment to him?
I. Do You Love Me More than These?
1. more than these fish? - occupation
2. more than these other guys? - others
3. more than theses others love me?
* Peter's answer was "I have a tender affection for you".
* Jesus answer - "Feed my Lambs" - the young and the feeble.
Sun, 17 March 2013
Text: John 21; John 2; Luke 5
I. Comparing John 21 with John 2
II. Comparing John 21 with Luke 5
1. Location - Sea of Galilee
2. preceded by long night of futility
4. commission to Peter
5. Jesus location
6. Beginning/ending of ministry
III. What is Common between the passages
1. Jesus is sovereign
2. Power of Christ on display
3. Christ is the center of the story
IV. Questions to Consider
1. Do you believe in God's Sovereignty?
2. Can yo say that Christ is the center of your life?
3. How has the power of the Lord been on display in your life?
Sun, 24 February 2013
Text: Galatians 3
Who is it that saves? Is it the persuasion of man or the power of the Holy Spirit of God? We need to know that salvation does not come through our own power and desire.
1. Did You Receive the Spirit by works of the Law or by hearing with Faith (vs. 2)
2. Begun By the Spirit (vs. 3)
3. Are we now perfected by the Flash?
4. The Righteous Shall live by Faith (vs. 11)
5. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law. (vs.13)
Sun, 17 February 2013
Text: Revelation 12:7-12
I. The Battle (vs. 7-8)
1. Instigator is Satan
II. Victory-Win (vs.9)
a) Serpent of old (see Gen. 3)
b) Devil - both title and description
c) Satan - adversary (see also I Peter 5)
III. Celebration (vs.10-12)
Sun, 10 February 2013
Text: Revelation 12:1-6
I. The Woman
1. Attire (vs. 1)
2. Agony (vs. 2)
II. Red Dragon-Satan
1. Description (vs.3)
a) Seven Heads
b) Ten Horns
c) Seven diadems
2. Actions (vs.4)
III. Male Child (vs.5-6)
Sun, 3 February 2013
Text: Philippians 4:4-9
Contentment or satisfaction can only come through Jesus Christ. God has promised us our needs but not our wants. If contentment/satisfaction only comes through being rightly related to God. Then how is this possible?
I. By finding our joy in the Lord. (vs. 4)
II. By fully giving everything to the Lord. (vs. 6-7)
III. By focusing on spiritual virtues. (vs. 8-9)
Sun, 27 January 2013
Text: Revelation 11:15-19
A) Proclimation of the Load Voices (vs.15)
B) Twenty-Four Elders (vs.16-17)
II. Earth- The Nations rage (vs.18)
III. Judgement (vs.19)
B) on Earth
B) Power and Judgement
Sun, 20 January 2013
Text: Revelation 11:1-14
I. The Temple (vs.1-2)
II. The Two Witnesses (vs.3)
A) The Mission
B) Identity (vs. 4)
C) Power (vs.5-6)
D) Death (vs.7-10)
E) Resurrection (vs.11)
F) Aftermath (vs.12-14)
Sun, 13 January 2013
Text: Revelation 10
Chapter 10 of Revelation begins a parenthesis or break in the main Tribulation events.
I. The Mighty Angel (vs. 1-3)
II. The Seven Thunders (vs. 3b-4)
1. John is told to stop writing
2. May be judgments
III. The Oath (vs. 5)
1. The end of the waiting
2. The cry of the Martyred saints (see Rev 6:9)
IV. The Assignment (vs. 8)
1. To digest - inhale the scroll (see also Ezekiel 2:1-3:3)
2. To proclaim/prophecy
Sun, 30 December 2012
Text: Phil 1:12-21
As we look back on this past year let us consider our service to the Lord.
I. The Primary Goal is to exalt Jesus Christ.
II. "For me to live is"
Sun, 23 December 2012
Text: Hebrews 9:11
Who is the Jesus who was born in Bethlehem? In the book of Hebrews we see that the reason he came was to be the complete sacrifice.
Sun, 16 December 2012
Text: Luke 1:31-33
In today's world we see people attempting to repackage the person of Jesus Christ. If we return to the scriptures we can see the true Jesus, not the repackaged one of the modern world.
I. His Name
II. His Identity
2. Son of the Most High
Sun, 9 December 2012
Text: Luke 1:26-38
1. She was chosen by God. (vs. 26)
2. She was from an ordinary town.
3. She was a Virgin. (vs. 27)
4. She was engaged/betrothed to Joseph.
1. Mary found grace in God's sight. (vs. 28)
2. She had the promise of help.
3. She was troubled. (vs. 29-34)
4. Mary's incredible response. (vs. 38)
Sun, 2 December 2012
Text: Luke 1:26-38
The Birth of Jesus Foretold.
Sun, 25 November 2012
Text: Revelation Chapters 1-9
When studying the Book of Revelation the term thankful might not be the first thing one thinks of however on closer examination we can see that there is much to be thankful for.
I. Thankful for the promise of Blessing. (Rev. 1:1-3)
II. Thankful for the Majesty of Jesus. (Rev. 1:12-17)
Sun, 18 November 2012
Text: I Corinthians 1:18-3:9
The purpose of the church is to glorify God. How do we do this?
I. Through our families.
II. Through relationships in the body of Christ.
and the mission of the church:
III. Through the gospel - Guarding that whhich has been intrusted to us.
Sun, 11 November 2012
Text: Revelation 9:13-21
I. The Voice from the Four Horns of the Golden Alter. (vs. 13)
II. The Four Angels. (vs. 14-15)
III. The Two Hundred Million. (vs. 16-19)
IV. The Remaining Population. (vs. 20-21)
Sun, 4 November 2012
Text: Revelation 9:1-12
I. The Star
A. Identity - (see also Rev. 12:7-12) Serpent of old, Satan.
B. Key - To the Bottomless Pit. (Notice the Lord has the key first)
II. The Bottomless Pit
A. Smoke - Darkens the Sun and the Air
B. Locusts (see also Exodus 10)
III. The King
B. Names - distruction, distroyer
Sun, 28 October 2012
Text: I Corinthians 11:23
I. Innocence of the Savior
II. Responsibility to Examine Ourselves
1. Consider the Agony of Christ
2. Proclaim the Power of the Cross to the World
3. We must Examine our Lives
Sun, 21 October 2012
Text: Revelation 8:1-13
I. The Exactness of God
b. Seven Angels
II. The Prayers to God
d. The Answer
III. The Wrath of God
a. The Land
b. The Seas
c. Fresh Water
IV. Mercy of God
Sun, 14 October 2012
Text: I Timothy 2:1
Listen as Rob Caine brings us a message on prayer and its true power and direction.
Sun, 7 October 2012
Text: I Peter 2:1-3
What keeps you feeding on the word of God on a regular basis?
I. The Word
III. An Intense Desire
Sun, 23 September 2012
Text: Colossians 4:2-4
I. Devotion to Prayer (vs.2)
1. steadfastly - be devoted
2. Be watchful - stay awake
II. Purpose in Prayer (vs.3-4)
1. Growth in the Lord
2. For God's will in their lives - Strength in the inner man (see Eph. 3:14-20)
III. The Example of Paul (Acts 9:1-19)
Sun, 16 September 2012
Text: Revelation 7
I. The 144,000 (vs.1-8)
1. God Protects His Own
2. The Preciseness (exactness) of God
II. The Great Multitude
1. Heaven is a Place of Celebration. (vs.9-12)
2. Heaven is a Place of Ceaseless Service. (vs.13-15)
3. Heaven is a Place of Ceaseless Provision. (vs.16-17)
Sun, 9 September 2012
Text: Revelation 6:12-17
I. The impact in Heavens and Earth.
II. The impact on Man
Sun, 2 September 2012
Text: Revelation 6:9-11
Listen as we cover the fifth seal in the book of Revelation - the martyrs.
I. The Faithfulness (vs. 9)
II. Their Plea (vs. 10)
III. The Answer (vs. 11)
Sun, 26 August 2012
Text: Revelation 6:5-8
Listen as we cover the third and fourth seals in the book of Revelation. As you will hear, the judgements intensify as the text builds to the "great day of wrath."
I. The Third Seal "The Black Horse" - represents famine.
II. The Forth Seal "The Ashen (pale Green) Horse" - represents death
Sun, 19 August 2012
Text: Revelation 6:1-4
As chapter six unfolds, we are introduced to the beginning of God's judgements. Listen as we discuss the first two seals.
I. The First Seal "The White Horse" - represents a false peace.
II. The Second Seal "The Red Horse" - The great bloodshed, repesents war.
Sun, 12 August 2012
Text: Mark 6:34-38
Listen as Dean Self brings a message from God's word.
Law 1 - You must do what you cannot do with what you do not havefor the rest of your life.
Law 2 - You must empty yourself, humble yourself, and sacrifice yorself.
Sun, 5 August 2012
Text: I Thess. 4:13-18
III. There is comfort in the Promises of the Lord.
A. The Dead will be Raised (vs. 15-16)
B. The Living Church will be Raptured (vs.16)
C. There will be a Reunion (vs. 17)
D. There will be a Forever Reality with the Lord. (vs. 17)
Sun, 29 July 2012
Text: I Thess. 4:13-14
I. Hope in grief
II. Hope in Resurrection
Sun, 15 July 2012
Text: Revelation 5:6-14
As the Elder proclaims, there is one who is worthy in the entire universe to open the scroll and to break its seals. In verses 6-14 John sees the one who is worthy. He is the lamb who is the lion. The Lamb is standing as if slain. He stands in victory. As he takes the scroll from the Father heaven breaks out into worship. Listen to God's word and may the Holy Spirit work in your life for the glory of God.
Sun, 1 July 2012
Text: Philippians 4:1
I. Threats to Stability (in Philippi)
A. Persecution (1:28-30)
B. Unity (2:2,14)
C. False Teachers (3:18-19)
D. Dissension (4:2)
E. Anxiety (4:6)
II. Keys to Stability (in Philippi)
A. Attitude - Rejoice in the Lord (3:1;4:4)
B. Growth - needs to be steady (3:7-16)
C. Perspective - our hope is not in this life (3:17-21)
D. Prayer - giving it all to the Lord is the key not only to stablity but peace (6b-7)
E. Right Thoughts - the discipline of right thinking is outlined for us in these verses. (4:8-9)
Sun, 24 June 2012
Text: Matthew 9:18-35
What imagery does the word "touch" bring to mind? How important is it to feel the touch of another? How important is it to touch or be touched by Jesus? Listen as Bob Waldrep of Crosswinds Foundation shares a message from the word of God about the touch of Jesus.
I. The Touch of Faith
1. That seeks a touch on behalf of another.
2. That seeks to touch him.
3. That seeks to be touched.
4. That seeks to touch another for him.
II. The Approach of Faith.
1. Jairus - Bowed
2. The Woman - Secret
3. The Blind Men - Persistent
4. The Demon Possessed Mute - Escorted
Sun, 17 June 2012
Text: Mark 12:28-32; Deuteronomy 6:4-9
How will we be remembered? The answer to this question requires honesty and change. Listen as David Nichols explores what it means to live at the foot of the cross.
In Deuteronomy 6 we see the command to love the Lord and in Mark 12 we see the questioning of Jesus by the scribe about the greatest commandment. Why did the scribe ask Jesus the question when as a teacher of the law he should have known the answer? It wasn't because he didn't know the answer but rather that he refused to accept the answer due to his lack of humility.
* To live at the foot of the cross we must (Mark 12:30) love the Lord with:
1) Our Heart.
2) Our Will/Motive.
3) Our Mind.
4) All our Strength.
We cannot do this with a love that we muster up from within ourselves but rather this love must be agape love, the love that comes from God. The wellspring that flows out.
* What keeps us from living at the foot of the cross? Pride. This lack of humility keeps us from loving God. Back in Deut. 6 we see that we must submit daily.
* What if? What would my life look like if I really submitted to God?
Sun, 3 June 2012
Text: Revelation 5:9
Revelation 5 answers the question; “who is worthy to open the book and break its seals?” Upon discovery that the Lamb is worthy, heaven and earth break out in song praising the Lamb that was slain. However, it would be easy to get caught up in the praise of the Lamb without considering why the Lamb bought us. The first stanza of the song plunges the depth of redemption. In the lesson today, I want to consider the question; why did the Lamb buy us?
Application-understanding why the Lamb purchased us may help us to focus on the response we should have. What should that response be?
Sun, 27 May 2012
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!
2. Omnipotence (Power)-
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
Sun, 13 May 2012
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.
Sun, 6 May 2012
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)
Sun, 29 April 2012
Text: Revelation 3:7-13
Setting-the city of Philadelphia was located 28 miles southeast of Sardis. It was located in an area that was noted for its agricultural products but afflicted with earthquakes. The city was devastated in A.D. 17, but rebuilt. The city was named for a king of Pergamum, Attalus Philadelphus, who built it. “Philadelphius” is similar to the Greek word Philadelphia, meaning “brotherly love,” which occurs several times in Scripture. (Romans 12:10; I Thes. 4:9; I Peter 1:22; II Peter 1:7)-Roy Zuck
Sun, 22 April 2012
Text: Revelation 3:1-6
Setting-Sardis was about 30 miles south of Thyatira. Sardis was known for 3 things. The first was being a fortified city. Rock walls were around the city and rose up to as high as several hundred feet. There was one exception, the south side of the city. Secondly, the city was known for the temple Artemis, equaled to the size of the famous temple in Ephesus. The third distinctive feature of Sardis was the necropolis. You could see the “cemetery of a thousand hills” as far as 7 miles away. - John Walvoord
Sun, 8 April 2012
Text: Romans 1:14-16
* Setting - Paul’s desire to be with the Christians in Rome does not overshadow his purpose in writing. The letter to the church of Rome is devoted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul penned the doctrine of salvation for the benefit of the church in Rome. We are benefactors of his writing. His love for the Lord is expressed in numerous ways in the letter; however his language in verses 14-16 clearly point to his love for the gospel and his desire to proclaim it. There was an unmistakable change in Paul’s life as a result of his relationship with the Lord. He makes 3 profound statements:
- the word obligated occurs in some translations. Paul clearly reveals his responsibility to proclaim the “good news” to the entire human race. The word translated “barbarians” literally refers to all other human beings from the viewpoint of the Greeks. There was no partiality with the apostle Paul. James 2 makes it clear that there is no room for partiality with Christians.
- the word eager means to be prepared or ready. The King James Version reads, “so, as much as is in me is, I am ready to proclaim the gospel.
- one of the most potent, penetrating statements in the New Testament. Paul was not the least bit ashamed or embarrassed about the gospel. In fact the Bible clearly points to the exact opposite. He is so committed and unashamed that he refers to it as “his gospel.” (Romans 16:25; II Timothy 2:8)
Sun, 1 April 2012
Text: Revelation 2:18-29
I. Identity of the Lord Jesus (vs.18)
Sun, 25 March 2012
Text: Revelation 2:12-17
I. The Identity of the Lord Jesus-His identity revealed in verse 12 clearly points in context to His authority as the judge.
Sun, 18 March 2012
Text: Ephisians 3:13-21
What is the greatest support we have as believers in Christ? It's the Holy Spirit. In Ephesians 3 we see a prayer of the Apostle Paul.
- we need people to pray for us and that prayer should be for the strength of the Holy Spirit.
III. The Benediction (vs. 20) - "He who is able"
- God's power in the believer is unlimited and beyond comprehension.
- Who deserves the glory?- God, not man no matter their position.
Sun, 26 February 2012
Text: John 17:1-21
What does the Lord want us to do in prayer? We are to "pray without ceasing". Obviously this will require labor so what are some of the areas that Christ prayed for?
I. Pray for Protection - (vs.15) Jesus prayed for them to be kept from the evil one. In vs. 20 he expands his request to all believers.
II. Pray for Sanctification - (vs.17) "Through your truth" This is the truth of God's word (the Bible)
III. Pray for Unity - (vs.21) "that they all may be one". This is the unity of the truth of the gospel and also the unity of having the same eternal destination.
Sun, 19 February 2012
Text: Revelation 2:8-11
The Message to Smyrna-this letter puts to rest the heresy that “God does not allow those who are His to suffer.”
IV. Promise - (vs. 11) the Lord Jesus was so good and gracious to give them the big picture!
Sun, 12 February 2012
Text: Revelation 2:1-7
I. Jesus’ Praise of Them-(2:2-3, 6)
II. Jesus’ Problem with Them-(2:4)
III. Jesus’ Prescription for Them-(2:5a)
IV. Jesus’ Pronouncement-(2:5b) Judgment. You will lose your witness (presence) as a light if there is no repentance.
V. Jesus Promise-(2:7)- “to the one who is victorious, he will eat from the tree of life.”
Sun, 5 February 2012
Text: Revelation 1:12-20
Son of Man –a title that was used in the life and ministry of Jesus. This title was also expressed in Daniel 7:13 in anticipation of the Messiah.
I. The Position of the Lord Jesus-Revelation 1:13 clearly points to the fact that the Son of Man (Jesus) is in the midst of the churches.
II. The Picture of the Lord Jesus
* He is the High Priest. The long robe and golden sash point to the priesthood as clearly revealed in the Old Testament. (Exodus 28:4; Lev. 16)
* He is the Holy One. The blazing white is a picture of the Purity or the Holiness of the Lord. The Bible clearly reveals His Holiness. (Is. 6; I Peter 1:13; Rev. 4)
* He Sees Everything. Nothing is hidden from the One in the midst of the church. The author of Hebrews says, “all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13)
* He is the Judge. John’s gospel records that “He (the Father) has given all judgment to the Son.” (John 5:22; II Cor. 5:9-10; Rev. 2:18)
* His voice is Powerful. Those belonging to the Lord know His voice. (John 5:25-29; John 10:27)
* He is Sovereign over His church. The right hand pictures His control over the church. (Rev. 2:1)
* He is the Protector of the church. Revelation clearly conveys this truth. (2:16; 19:15)
* He is Brilliant/Glorious in Appearance. John equates looking at His face to the sun shining in its brilliance/strength.
III. His Response to the Lord- John’s response is no different than any who have been confronted with the glory of the Lord. (Is 6. Acts 9)
Sun, 29 January 2012
Text: Matthew 5:14-16
What is our responsibility as a Christian?
I. The Fact - We are the Light of the World
II. The Action - Let your light shine before men
III. The Reason - So that the world may see your good works and glorify your father
Sun, 22 January 2012
Text: Revelation 1:4-8
There is a strong need for encouragement in the lives of Christians daily. The Christian life is filled with significant challenges, hurts, and trials. We need to think in terms of the greatest way to encourage those who are hurting. As we turn in our Bibles to Revelation 1, we will see clearly that John encourages these churches that were facing persecution through a greeting, a doxology and a promise.
Sun, 15 January 2012
Text: Revelation 1:1-3;19
Definition-the word “Revelation” means to unveil, disclose, or to reveal. Simply said this letter is the unveiling of Jesus Christ.
Section 1-John’s Vision of Jesus Christ (1:9-16) Vivid/Powerful
Section 2-Messages from Jesus Christ to His bond-slaves (2-3) Loving/Pointed
Section 3-Events Prior to Jesus Second Coming (4-18) Worship/Judgment
Section 4-The Second Coming of Jesus Christ (19) Blazing Glory
Section 5-The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ/Great White Throne Judgment (20)
Section 6-The Eternal State with Jesus Christ (21-22)
Sun, 8 January 2012
Text: Acts 2:42
What are you committed to as an individual member of Christ's Body (the Church)? How are we at SRCC working for the Lord? What does the world see when it looks at the church today?
The practice of the early church consisted of:
I. They were committed learners - the teachings.
II. They were committed to fellowship.
III. They were an obedient Church.
IV. They were an dependent Church.
V. They were a reverent/God fearing Church.
VI. They were an influential Church.
Sun, 1 January 2012
Text: I Corinthians 12:1
How did you do in reading the word of God last year? How about your study time? How about meditating on the word? How was your prayer life? No matter how you answered these questions there is always room for improvement.
In I Cor. 12 we see the role of Spiritual gifts in serving the Lord. Are some gifts more important than others? Are some more honorable than others? All the gifts are needed and they work together.
How are you serving the people in the church?
Sun, 18 December 2011
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
Sun, 11 December 2011
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.
Sun, 4 December 2011
Text: Acts 2:42
What are your expectations when an assembly comes together?
I. Apostles teaching - The teachings of Christ.
A) Dependant on more than one person.
B) Focuses on our spiritual unity.
C) Doing God's will together.
Sun, 27 November 2011
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
Sun, 13 November 2011
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:
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?
Sun, 6 November 2011
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-PRIDEII. 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
Sun, 23 October 2011
Text: Acts 2:41-47
Ekklesia, the called out ones.
I. Practice - they were committed and together.
II. Committed - prayer, study, fellowship
Sun, 16 October 2011
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.
Sun, 2 October 2011
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
II. The church has been given a down payment - The Holy Spirit.
Sun, 18 September 2011
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?
Sun, 11 September 2011
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.