Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast

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
Category:Living Hope -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

What is God’s purpose for His people?  That is what we will explore in Sunday’s message.  In short, “our purpose as God’s people” includes:


  1. God-honoring communication
  2. God-honoring conduct
  3. God-honoring consequence



Living Hope

“Our Purpose As God’s People”

1 Peter 2:9-2:25


  1. God-honoring communication
    1. Has the right theme
    2. Has the right target
  2. God-honoring conduct
    1. Requires abstention
    2. Requires action
  3. God-honoring consequences
    1. The nations will witness grace
    2. The nations will worship God


Direct download: IBC_20161009.mp3
Category:Living Hope -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

Harvest Day with guest speaker Tony Nolan

Direct download: IBC_20161002.mp3
Category:Sermon -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

Living Hope

“The Living Word”

1 Peter 1:23-2:10


  1. The nature of the living word
    1. It is life-giving
    2. It is living
  2. The nurture of the living word
    1. Stop some things
    2. Start some things
  3. The nation of the living word
    1. Our description
    2. Our duty
Direct download: IBC_20160925.mp3
Category:Living Hope -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Esperanza viva


1 Pedro 1:13-22


  1. Vivamos en esperanza
  2. Con la actitud correcta
  3. Por la razón correcta
  4. Vivamos en santidad
  5. El requisito para ser santo
  6. Las razones para ser santo
  7. Vivamos en armonía
  8. Amor sincero
  9. b. Amor profundo
Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20160918.mp3
Category:Esperanza Viva -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Living Hope

“The Commands of Our Calling”

1 Peter 1:13-22


  1. Be hopeful
    1. Have the right outlook
    2. Have the right object
  2. Be holy
    1. The requirement to be holy
    2. The reasons to be holy
  3. Be harmonious
    1. Love passionately
    2. Love purely
Direct download: IBC_20160918.mp3
Category:Living Hope -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Living Hope: Week 1, September 11, 2016

Living Hope

“Hope for Hard Times”

1 Peter 1:1-12


  1. People of living hope
    1. Selected people
    2. Scattered people
  2. Praise for living hope
    1. An exclamation of praise
    2. An explanation for praise
  3. Privilege of living hope
    1. Privileged above the ancients
    2. Privileged above the angels
Direct download: IBC_20160911.mp3
Category:Living Hope -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Controlling Our Emotions

Colossians 3: 1-4

Mike Holmes



Setting Your Heart:  Know who you are and whose you are.


Setting Your Mind:

  • Create mental space (silence/solitude)
  • Think about your thinking
  • Pray for wisdom
  • Process with trusted people
  • Remember (who God is, what He said)
  • Be thankful
  • Choose truth (over illusions and lies)
  • Be present minded
  • Be eternally minded

Other Helpful Versus:

Prov 23:7, Prov 24: 3-7, Matt 6:33-34, Luke 22:19, Rom 8:6, Rom 8:28, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor 10:5, Eph 1:16-19, Phil 4:4-8, Col3:5-17, Jas 1:5


Helpful Resource:  Veritas Counseling Center -

Direct download: IBC_20160904.mp3
Category:Emotions -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT



Mateo 9.35-10.1, 5a



  1. Un llamado a compasión



  1. Un llamado a orar



  1. Un llamado a participar


Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20160828.mp3
Category:Emociones -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT



Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a


  1. A compassion for people


And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (9:35-36).


  1. A command to pray


Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (9:37-38).


  1. A calling to participate


And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. . . . These twelve Jesus sent out (10:1, 5a).

Direct download: IBC_20160828.mp3
Category:Emotions -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT