Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast

The Bible is full of paradoxes.  The first shall be last.  The last shall be first.  To receive, we give.  To live, we die.  The greatest is the servant of all.  In humbling ourselves we are exalted.  The way up is down.

 

1 Peter 5:1-7 drives home some of these paradoxes.  If we are willing to serve—to put others first, God will bless that attitude and our lives will be better for it.

 

This spirit of humility is the theme that Peter emphasizes for the relationships that we are to have in the family of God.  Our model in it all is Jesus—the One who perfectly models the truth that the way up . . . is down.

 

What a great message as we approach the Christmas season!  What a motive for Thanksgiving!  He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of dying on the cross.  In doing so God exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name.  At that name we are saved.

 

Let’s follow Him as we descend into greatness.

 

Living Hope

“How to Defeat Our Defeated Foe”

1 Peter 5:8-11

 

  1. Adversary in the battle

Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).

 

  1. Our enemy is devious
  2. Our enemy is destructive
  1. Advice for the battle

Be sober-minded; be watchful. . . . Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world (1 Peter 5:8-9).

 

  1. Be guarded
  2. Be grounded
  1. Ally in the battle

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Peter 5:10-11).

 

  1. He gives grace
  2. He gives glory

 

 

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Esperanza viva

"El Camino Hacia arriba es abajo"

1 Pedro 5:1-7

 

  1. Para los líderes del rebaño

 

“cuiden del rebaño que Dios les ha encomendado. Háganlo con gusto, no de mala gana ni por el beneficio personal que puedan obtener de ello, sino porque están deseosos de servir a Dios. No abusen de la autoridad que tienen sobre los que están a su cargo, sino guíenlos con su buen ejemplo. Así, cuando venga el Gran Pastor, recibirán una corona de gloria y honor eternos.” (1 Pedro 5.2-4)

 

  1. Los líderes tienen una responsabilidad
  2. Los líderes tienen una recompensa

 

  1. Para los miembros en el rebaño

 

“el mismo modo, ustedes los más jóvenes tienen que aceptar la autoridad de los ancianos; y todos vístanse con humildad en su trato los unos con los otros, porque «Dios se opone a los orgullosos  pero da gracia a los humildes». Así que humíllense ante el gran poder de Dios y, a su debido tiempo, él los levantará con honor” (1 Pedro 5.5-6)

 

  1. Los miembros tienen una responsabilidad
  2. Los miembros tienen una recompensa

 

  1. Para el Señor del rebaño

 

Pongan todas sus preocupaciones y ansiedades en las manos de Dios, porque él cuida de ustedes. (1 Pedro 5.7)

 

  1. Su generosa dirección
  2. Su generosa compasión
Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20161127.mp3
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Living Hope

“How to Defeat Our Defeated Foe”

1 Peter 5:8-11

 

  1. Adversary in the battle

Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).

 

  1. Our enemy is devious
  2. Our enemy is destructive
  1. Advice for the battle

Be sober-minded; be watchful. . . . Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world (1 Peter 5:8-9).

 

  1. Be guarded
  2. Be grounded
  1. Ally in the battle

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Peter 5:10-11).

 

  1. He gives grace
  2. He gives glory
Direct download: IBC_20161120.mp3
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Esperanza Viva

"Cómo derrotar a nuestro enemigo derrotado"

1 Pedro 5:8-11

  1. Adversario en la batalla

 

¡Estén alerta! Cuídense de su gran enemigo, el diablo, porque anda al acecho como un león rugiente, buscando a quién devorar. (1 Pedro 5:8).

 

  1. Nuestro enemigo es astuto
  2. Nuestro enemigo es destructivo

 

  1. Consejos para la batalla

 

 ¡Estén alerta! Cuídense de su gran enemigo, el diablo, porque anda al acecho como un león rugiente, buscando a quién devorar. Manténganse firmes contra él y sean fuertes en su fe. (1 Pedro 5:8-9).

 

  1. Estar atentos
  2. Estar firmes

 

  1. Aliado en la batalla

 

En su bondad, Dios los llamó a ustedes a que participen de su gloria eterna por medio de Cristo Jesús. Entonces, después de que hayan sufrido un poco de tiempo, él los restaurará, los sostendrá, los fortalecerá y los afirmará sobre un fundamento sólido ¡A él sea todo el poder para siempre! Amén. (1 Pedro 5:10-11).

 

  1. Él da gracia
  2. Él da gloria
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Esperanza Viva

“La perspectiva bíblica del sufrimiento”

1 Pedro 4:12-19

 

 

Debemos comprender el sufrimiento

El sufrimiento es como fuego, la prueba purifica

El sufrimiento revela dónde reside nuestra confianza

El sufrimiento revela y destruye la confianza equivocada.

El sufrimiento nos enseña a confiar en Dios.

 

Debemos responder al sufrimiento

no se sorprenda porque nadie escapa del sufrimiento.

Recuerde que somos amados.

Alégrese porque el sufrimiento, nos identifica con Jesús.

Encomiéndese al fiel Creador.

Haga el bien.

Direct download: IBC_ESP_20161113.mp3
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Living Hope

“Make the Rest of Your Time the Best of Your Time”

1 Peter 4:1-11

 

  1. Cease from sin

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin” (1 Peter 4:1).

 

  1. He gives us armor
  2. He holds us accountable
  1. Commit to service

So as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God” (1 Peter 4:2).

 

  1. By reaching upward
  2. By reaching outward
  1. Celebrate the savior

“Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 4:11).

 

  1. He is our strength
  2. He is our sovereign
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Living Hope

“Life Is Good”

1 Peter 3:8-22

 

  1. Right relationships
    1. With our community
    2. With our critics
  2. Right ruler
    1. He can be open
    2. He can be opposed
  3. Right response
    1. Be ready
    2. Be respectful
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Marriage.  It’s made in heaven but it’s lived on earth!  And there’s the rub.  Moonlight and kisses have a way of becoming daylight and dishes. 

 

Fortunately, God has given us counsel in His word to guide us in our marriages.  1 Peter 3:1-7 is a key passage chock-full of reliable counsel for couples.  Let’s pray that this Sunday will be a real shot in the arm for our families.

 

Living Hope

“Marriage: Made in Heaven but Lived on Earth”

1 Peter 3:1-7

 

  1. Wisdom for Wives
    1. Basic instructions
      1. Have the right attitude
      2. Have the right actions
  • Have the right adornment
  1. Big impact
  1. Help for Husbands
    1. Basic instructions
      1. Be committed
      2. Be considerate
  • Be courteous
  1. Big impact
Direct download: IBC_20161016.mp3
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