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Unbroken,  Week 5:  December 29, 2013

Unbroken:  The Story of Hope

The Promise of His Return

Titus 2:11-14
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1.  Grace in the past
a.  The appearance of grace
b.  The availability of grace
2.  Godliness in the present
a.  Grace teaches us to stop
b.  Grace teaches us to start
3.  Glory in the future
a.  Jesus will return
b.  Jesus will redeem
c.  Jesus will reign
Direct download: IBC_20131229.mp3
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Unbroken,  Week 4:  December 22, 2013

Unbroken:  The Story of Hope

Joseph and Mary
Matthew 1:18-25
  1.  A confused world
  1.  A clear word
  1.  A complete willing response
Direct download: IBC_20131222.mp3
Category:Unbroken -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Unbroken,  Week 3:  December 15, 2013

Unbroken:  The Story of Hope

David and Bathsheba

Matthew 1:1-6
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1.  a mess-up
a.  Complacent
2 Sam. 11: 1-2
b.  Curious
2. Sam. 11:3
c.  Caught
2 Sam. 11:  4-5
2.  A cover-up
a.  Incremental
b.  Ineffective
2 Sam. 11: 2-7
3.  A wake-up
a.  Rebuke
2 Sam. 12:7a
b.  Results
4.  A make-up
a.  Confession
2 Sam. 12: 13a
b.  Compassion
2 Sam. 12: 24-25
Direct download: IBC_20131215.mp3
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Unbroken, week 2:  December 8, 2013
Unbroken:  The Story of Hope
Ruth
Matthew 1: 1-5
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1.  Her Difficulties
a.  Empty arms
b.  Empty womb
c.  Empty purse
d.  Empty heart
2.  Her Decision
a.  Rooted in faith
b.  Reinforced by fellowship
3.  Her deliverer
a.  Satisfied the law
b.  Stirred by love
Direct download: IBC_20131208.mp3
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Unbroken, Week 1:  December 1, 2013

Unbroken:  The Story of Hope
Rahab

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Matthew 1:1-5a


1.  The reality of faith


a.  The choice of real faith

b.  The confession of real faith

c.  The concern of real faith

2.  The reasons for faith

a.  The work of God

b.  the word of God

3.  The reward of faith

a.  Faith brings salvation

b.  faith brings significant
Direct download: IBC_20131201.mp3
Category:Unbroken -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Istrouma Baptist Church 11/24/2013

The Not-So-Strange Case

of

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Romans 7:14-25

Key Verse:  "Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!"  (Romans 7:25a)

1.  A clash of desires

a.  Our wants

b.  Our works
2.  A cry of despair
a.  Looking in
b.  Looking out
3.  A celebration of deliverance
a.  Gratitude to God
b.  Grace from God

Direct download: IBC20130929.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Ten Commandments; Week 10, November 17, 2013
If Only…..
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Exodus 20:17
You Shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbors’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s
Covetousness:

  • Leads to direct disobedience of God (Genesis 3:6)
  • Reveals the deception of this world (Matthew 13:22)
  • Is something to be guarded against (Luke 12:15)
  • Makes us envious of others ( Psalms 73:1-5)
  • Prompts sadness (Luke 18: 18-23)
  • Causes us to fight each other (James 4: 1-2a)
  • Is the opposite of contentment (Philippians 4:11-13)
Philippians 4:11-13
…for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound, in any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Contentment:
  • Is great gain (1 Timothy 6:6)
  • Comes from God’s presence (Hebrews 13:5)
  • Brings freedom (1 Corinthian's 4:3-4
  • Is not circumstantial
  • Can be learned
  • Is attained when God is everything to you
Direct download: IBC_20131117.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

The Ten Commandments, Week 9:  November 10, 2013
The Truth about Lies
Exodus 20:16
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“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
1.  The father of lies
a.  Who it is not:  God
b.  Who it is:  Satan
2.  The forms of lying
a.  Obvious forms
b.  Obscure forms
3.  The future of liars
a.  We may be punished
b.  We may be pardoned
Direct download: IBC_20131110.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

The Ten Commandments, Week 8:  October 27, 2013
From Takers to Givers
Exodus 20:15
“You shall not steal.”
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1.  “What’s yours is mine and I’ll take it.”  That’s stealing.
2.  “what’s mine is mine and I’ll keep it.”  That’s selfishness.
3.  “what’s mine is God’s and I’ll share it.”  That’s stewardship.
Direct download: IBC_20131027.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

The Ten Commandments, Week 7:  October 21, 2013
The Ten Commandments
"Where'd the "Not" Go?
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Exodus 20:14
"You shall not commit adultery."
1.  Instruction to be faithful
a.  Law against adultery
b.  Look of adultery
2.  Incentives to be faithful
a.  Pain for unfaithfulness
b.  Gain for faithfulness
3.  Illustration of One who is faithful
a.  Jesus is faithful
b.  Jesus is forgiving
Direct download: IBC_20131020.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Ten Commandments, Week 6:  October 13, 2013
God's Message for Murderers
Exodus 20:13
Key Verse:  "You shall not murder."
Link to sermon transcript
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1.  Prohibition against murder
a.  By actions
b.  By attitude
2.  Punishment for murder
a.  In time
b.  In eternity
3.  Pardon from murder
a.  Justice satisfied
b.  Jesus sacrificed
Direct download: IBC_20131013.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Ten Commandments, Week 5:  October 6, 2013
The Honor Guard
Exodus 20:12
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Key Verse:  "Honor your father and you r mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you."
1.  We are required to give honor
a.  Whom are we to honor?
b.  How are we to honor?
2.  We are rewarded for giving honor
a.  We will have quantity of life
b.  We will have quality of life
3.  We are reminded about giving honor
a.  To the Lord
b.  For his love
Direct download: IBC_20131006.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

The Ten Commandments, Week 4: September 29, 2013

Rest for the Restless

Exodus 20:8-11
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Key Verse: "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it hoy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, bot the seventy day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.  On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant , or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in six days, the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day.  Therefore LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."
1.  A foundation for rest
a.  The ratio of it
b.  The reasons for it
2.  A fight over rest
a.  Legalism misunderstood it
b.  Lord Modeled it
3.  A future of rest
a.  Foreshadowed in the law
b.  Fulfilled by the Lord
Direct download: IBC_20130929r.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

"Don't Shame His Name"
Exodus 20:7
Key Verse:  "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hod him guiltless who takes his name in vain."

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1.  A Strict Prohibition
a.  That impacts our words
b.  That impacts our worship
c.  That impacts our walk
2.  A Stiff Penalty
a.  A personal affront
b.  A personal accountability
3.  A Special Privilege
a.  We can have His name
b.  We can honor His name
Direct download: IBC_20130922.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

The Ten Commandments: Week 2, 09/15/2013
Decoy Gods
Exodus 20:4-6
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Key Verse: You shall not make for yourself a carved image, on any likeness of anything that is in heaven above , or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
1.  Idols are deadends
a.  They cannot satisfy
b.  They cannot save
2.  Idols are demanding
a.  The demand  your labor
b.  They demand your love
3.  Idols are destructive
a.  There's a consequence
b.  There's a compassion
Direct download: IBC_29130915.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Ten Commandments:  Week 1, 09/08/2013

"Who's Number One?"

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Exodus 20:1-3
Key Verse:  And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the Lord your God, who brouht you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before me"  (Exodus 20: 1-3).
1.  Our relationship with the Lord
a.  One of awe
b.  One of appreciation
2.  Our relationship to the Lord
a.  Love for Him
b.  Loyalty to Him
3.  Our redemtion by the Lord
a.  We will sin
b.  He will save


Direct download: ibc_20130908.mp3
Category:10 Commandments -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Moses:  Week 8, September 1, 2013
"Running on Empty"
Exodus 18
Key Verse:  "You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you.  You are not able to do it alone" (Exodus 18:18).
1.  The threat:  burn out
a.  Personal life
b.  Public life
2.  The tragedy:  rust out
a.  Equip people
b.  Empower people
3.  The target:  finish out
a.  Strong leader
b.  Satisfied people
Direct download: IBC20130901.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Test Time!

Exodus 16
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Behold I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not" (Exodus 16:4).
(A) Grumbling People
1.  Because of their past
2.  Because of their perceptions
(B)  Greedy People
1.  Disobeyed God's command
2.  Doubted God's Character
(C) Grateful People
1.  Content with what you have
2.  Confident in who He is
Direct download: IBC20130825.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

I Hope You Dance
Exodus 14-15:21
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"Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.  And Miriam sang to them: 'Sing to  the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he as thrown into the sea'"  (Exodus 15:20-21).

1.  Sinister danger
a.  Unrelenting threat
b.  Undeserved threat
2.  Sovereign deliverance
a.  By His grace
b.  For His glory
3.  Spontaneous dance
a.  The motivation for it
b.  The music for it
Direct download: IBC_20130818.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Moses, Week 5:  August 11, 2013

When Being Passed Over Is Good

Exodus 11-13
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"For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will
strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast;
and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgements:  I am the
Lord.  The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you
are.  And when I see blood, I will pass over you, and no
plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of 
Egypt"  (Exodus 12:12-13)"
1.  Cost of sin
a.  Cost is sure
b.  Cost is severe
2.  Cleansing from sin
a.  Sacrifice must be pure
b.  Sacrifice must be personalized
3.  Conquest over sin
a.  Goods for their journey
b.  Guidance for their journey
Direct download: IBC_20130811a.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Moses, Week 4: August 4, 2013

"Wrath Mingled with Mercy"

Exodus 5-11

Link to transcript  http://traffic.libsyn.com/istrouma/IBC_20130804_transcript.pdf

Key Verses: Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, "Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, 'Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wildernes.'"  But Pharaoh said, "Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and moreover, I will not let Israel, go."  (Exodus 5: 1-2)

1.  There was a command

a.  Mercy for the oppressed
b.  Mercy for the oppressor
2.  There were choices
a.  To be hard hearted
b.  To be half hearted
c.  To be whole hearted
3.  There were consequences
a.  Mercy made them incremental
b.  Mercy made them instructive
c.  Mercy made them influential
Direct download: IBC_20130804.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Moses, Week 3: July 28, 2013

"There's No Excuse for Excuses"

Exodus 3:31-4:31

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Key Verses:  "Come, I will send you to Pharoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."  But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"  (Exodus 3: 10-11)

1.  Orders from the Lord

a.  Enormity of the task

b.  Empowerment fot the task

2.  Objections against the Lord

a.  Identity excuse

b.  Credibility excuse

c.  Ability excuse

3.  Obedience to the Lord

a.  Personal obedience

b.  People's obedience

Direct download: IBC_20130728.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

"There's No Excuse for Excuses"

Exodus 3:31-4:31

Key Verses:  "Come, I will send you to Pharoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."  But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"  (Exodus 3: 10-11)

1.  Orders from the Lord

a.  Enormity of the task

b.  Empowerment fot the task

2.  Objections against the Lord

a.  Identity excuse

b.  Credibility excuse

c.  Ability excuse

3.  Obedience to the Lord

a.  Personal obedience

b.  People's obedience

Direct download: IBC_20130728.pdf
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Moses, Week 2: July 21, 2013, Sermon Text

Don't Let Failure Win!

Exodus 2:11-30

Key Verses:  "Then the Lord said, 'I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters.  I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey'" (Exodus 3:7-8a).

1.  A surprising choice

a.  The right team

b.  The wrong tactic

2.  A sad complacency

a.  Personal comfort

b.  Public cricis

3.  A second chance

a.  God's plan

b.  God's partner

Direct download: IBC_20130721.pdf
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Moses, Week 2: July 21, 2013

Don't Let Failure Win!

Exodus 2:11-30

Link to sermon transcript

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Key Verses:  "Then the Lord said, 'I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters.  I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey'" (Exodus 3:7-8a).

1.  A surprising choice

a.  The right team

b.  The wrong tactic

2.  A sad complacency

a.  Personal comfort

b.  Public cricis

3.  A second chance

a.  God's plan

b.  God's partner

Direct download: Sermon_2013-07-21.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Moses, Week 1:  July 14, 2013

Turtles and Fence Posts

Exodus 2: 1-10

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1.  T________ children from the Lord

a.  Run a r_______

b.  Receive a r________

2.  T________ children in the Lord

a.  According to s_________

b.  According to s_________

3.  T________ children in the Lord

Direct download: IBC_07142013.mp3
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Moses, Week 1: July 14, 2013 Sermon Text

Turtles and Fence Posts

Exodus 2: 1-10

1.  T________ children from the Lord

a.  Run a r_______

b.  Receive a r________

2.  T________ children in the Lord

a.  According to s_________

b.  According to s_________

3.  T________ children in the Lord

Direct download: IBC_20130714.pdf
Category:Moses -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Don't Stop Believing

Genesis 50:15-21

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/istrouma/IBC_20130706_Transcript.pdf


Key Verse:  "You intendedto harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what isnow being done, the saving of many lives" (Genesis 50:20).

1.  God can restore

2.  God can reverse

3.  God can redeem

Direct download: IBC_07062013.mp3
Category:Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour July 7, 2013 Week 6 Sermon Text

Don't Stop Believing

Genesis 50:15-21

Key Verse:  "You intendedto harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what isnow being done, the saving of many lives" (Genesis 50:20).

1.  God can restore

2.  God can reverse

3.  God can redeem

Direct download: IBC_20130706.pdf
Category:Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour, June 30, 2013 Week 5 Sermon Text

Associatie Pastor Mark Cole

In the Name of Love

Genesis 42-49

Left for Ruin

Allowed to Reign

Position for Revenge

Heart to Reconcile

God's sovereignty to Remember


Direct download: IBC_20130630.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour, June 30, 2013, Week 5

Associatie Pastor Mark Cole

In the Name of Love

Genesis 42-49

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Left for Ruin

Allowed to Reign

Position for Revenge

Heart to Reconcile

God's sovereignty to Remember

Direct download: 20130630.mp3
Category:Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour June 23, 2013 Week 4

Livin' on a Prayer

Genesis 40-41
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Key Verse:  "And Pharaoh said to his servants, 'Can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God'"
1.  He is faithful
a.  Attentive to others
b.  Available to God
2.  He is forgotten
a.  The reality of it
b.  The response to it
3.  He is filled

Direct download: 2013-06-23_Audio.mp3
Category:Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Livin' on a Prayer

Genesis 40-41
Key Verse:  "And Pharaoh said to his servants, 'Can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God'"
1.  He is faithful
a.  Attentive to others
b.  Available to God
2.  He is forgotten
a.  The reality of it
b.  The response to it
3.  He is filled

Direct download: IBC_20130623.pdf
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Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour, June 16, 2013   Sermon Text

Danger Zone (Part 2)

Genesis 39

"How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?" Genesis 39:9b

1.  Scourge of pornography

2.  Safeguards against pornography

3.  Salvation from pornography

Direct download: IBC_20130616.pdf
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Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour June 16, 2013, Week 3

Danger Zone (Part 2)

Genesis 39

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"How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?" Genesis 39:9b

1.  Scourge of pornography

2.  Safeguards against pornography

3.  Salvation from pornography

Direct download: IBC06162013.mp3
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Journey:  Joseph's Dream Tour   June 9, 2013, Week 2

"Danger Zone"

Genesis 39

1.  Route to the danger zone

a. He was a slave

b. He was a success

2.  Resistance in the danger zone

a. Respect for his Lord

b. Ran for his life

3.  Reward after the danger zone

Direct download: IBC06092013.mp3
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Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour  June 9, 2013 Sermon Text

"Danger Zone"

Genesis 39

1.  Route to the danger zone

a. He was a slave

b. He was a success

2.  Resistance in the danger zone

a. Respect for his Lord

b. Ran for his life

3.  Reward after the danger zone

Direct download: IBC_20130609.pdf
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Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour    June 2, 2013, Week 1

"Dream On"

Genesis 37

These are the generations of Jacob.
Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was ithe son of his old age. And he made him ja robe of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
1.  The Origin of the Dream
2.  The Obstacles to the Dream
3.  The Outcome of the Dream

Direct download: IBC06022013.mp3
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Journey: Joseph's Dream Tour Sermon Text, June 2, 2013

"Dream On"

Genesis 37

These are the generations of Jacob.
Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was ithe son of his old age. And he made him ja robe of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
1.  The Origin of the Dream
2.  The Obstacles to the Dream
3.  The Outcome of the Dream

Direct download: IBC_20130602.pdf
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John 15:13

"Greaer love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

1.  Love of family

2.  Love of friend

3.  Love of foe

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Let’s Be a Church that Changes the World

Acts 13:1-3

 

Key Verses: “Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.  While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’  Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off” (Acts 13:1-3).

 

1.     The trait of diversity

2.     The trait of devotion

3.     The trait of duty

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EXPOSED BY OUR ANXIOUS THOUGHTS, Mike Holmes

revised audio

Our Anxious Thoughts Expose the Instability of theis World

(We Shoudl expect trouble) For example, Ps 94:19 and John 16:33

Our Anxious Thoughts Expose What We Care About

(ALL anxiety is not ALWAYS sin) For example, Luke 2:48, 2 Cor 11:28, 1 Cor 7:34-33

Our Anxious Thoughts Expose What We Believe

(And what we believe Leads us down one of two roads)

Road 1- A Life of Being Anxious

  • I believe there are things I have to have (good things have become ultimate things
  • I believe God cannot be trusted, and He is not loving.
  • I believe that my opinion of how this should b going is the non-negotiable answer.
  • I believe I was in control until______.

Road 2- The Peace of God
  • I believe that God and my relationship with Him is THE ultimate thing that can be counted on.
  • I believe that God is trustworthy and loving.
  • I believe that God knows what's best and I am NOT the center of the universe.
  • I believe that God is in control.
Traveling Down the Road of Peace
1.  Identify and name your anxious thoughts so you can take them captive. (2 Cor 10:5)
2.  Think.
a.  Look at/Behold/Consider His Providence and His Love. (Matt 6:25-34; Rom 8:32
b. Think about what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise.  (Phil 4:8)
c.  Set your minds on things that are above (Col 3:2)
3.  Talk to your heart instead of let tin your heart talk to you.  (Ps 42:5)
4.  Be in His presence.
a.  Trust Him in prayer. (Phil 4:7)
b.  Dwell with the Lord and gaze upon His beauty. (Ps 27-4)
5.  Be Thankful.  (Phil 4:7)
a.  Be specific about what you are thankful for.
b.  Thank God as you pray.
6.  Submit your will to his.  (1 Pet 5:6-7)
7.  Be fully present in the present time.  (Matt 6:34)  
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05-05-2013  Istrouma Baptist Church Mark Cole

"Keep Going"

Galations 6:1-10

  • no solo acts (vs. 1-6)
  • We All sow (vs. 7)
  • Seeds tend to grow (vs. 8)
  • We don't grow weary from isolated events (vs. 9)
  • Opportunities are everywhere (vs. 10)
  • There is a HUGE difference between what we do and who we are!
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Go Day!  04/28/2013

BE THE CHURCH!

We meet that morning at Istrouma for a worship rally, then head out in teams for projects all around the city. That's when the real excitement begins!

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Count the Stars

"How Underdogs Overcome"

Genesis 32:22-32

The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children,1 and crossed the ford of the fJabbok.23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And ga man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, h“I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”28 Then he said, i“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,2for jyou have striven with God and kwith men, and have prevailed.”29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, l“Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel,3 saying, “For mI have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed nPenuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob's hip on the sinew of the thigh.

1.  Overcomers are broken

a.  He is trapped

b.  He is truthful

2.  Overcomers are believers

a.  That He is mighty

b.  That He is merciful

3.  Overcomers are blessed

a.  With a new name

b.  With a new nature

Direct download: IBC_20130421.pdf
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04/21/2013 Count the Stars week 7

Count the Stars

"How Underdogs Overcome"

Genesis 32:22-32

The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children,1 and crossed the ford of the fJabbok.23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And ga man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, h“I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”28 Then he said, i“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,2for jyou have striven with God and kwith men, and have prevailed.”29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, l“Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel,3 saying, “For mI have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed nPenuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob's hip on the sinew of the thigh.

1.  Overcomers are broken

a.  He is trapped

b.  He is truthful

2.  Overcomers are believers

a.  That He is mighty

b.  That He is merciful

3.  Overcomers are blessed

a.  With a new name

b.  With a new nature

Direct download: 20130421_Count_the_Stars08.mp3
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04/14/13 Count the Stars 06

Count the Stars

"Frito Pies and Collector Coins"

Genesis 25:21-34

1.  A big treasure

a.  It was priceless

b.  It was potential

2.  A blinding temptation

a.  The wrong moment

b.  The wrong mindset

c.  The wrong motivation

3.  A bad trade

a.  What he gave

b.  What he gained

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04/07/2013, Count the Stars 05

Count the Stars

"A Match Made in Heaven"

Genesis 24:1-28m and 49-67

1.  A Fathers Commission

a.  His goal

b.  His guidelines

2.  A Servant's Cooperation

a.  His plan

b.  His prayer

c.  His patience

d.  His praise

3.  A Couple's Choice

a.  Her consent

b.  His comfort 

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Count the Stars

"A Match Made in Heaven"

Genesis 24:1-28m and 49-67

1.  A Fathers Commission

a.  His goal

b.  His guidelines

2.  A Servant's Cooperation

a.  His plan

b.  His prayer

c.  His patience

d.  His praise

3.  A Couple's Choice

a.  Her consent

b.  His comfort 

Direct download: Count_The_Stars_05_Transcript.pdf
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03/31/2013, Count the Stars 04

Count the Stars

"Miracle in the Morgue"

Genesis 22:1-18

KEY Verse

Then Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey.  The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we'll come back to you: (Gen. 22:5)

1.  The power of faith

a.  There was an order

b.  There was obedience

c.  There asa an outcome

2.  The price of forgiveness

a.  There was provision

b.  There was a prophecy

3.  The promise of fruit

a.  Offspring will be many

b.  Offspring will be mighty

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Count the Stars

"Miracle in the Morgue"

Genesis 22:1-18

KEY Verse

Then Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey.  The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we'll come back to you: (Gen. 22:5)

1.  The power of faith

a.  There was an order

b.  There was obedience

c.  There asa an outcome

2.  The price of forgiveness

a.  There was provision

b.  There was a prophecy

3.  The promise of fruit

a.  Offspring will be many

b.  Offspring will be mighty

Direct download: IBC_20130331_Sermon_Text.pdf
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03/24/2013, Count the Stars, Week 3

Count the Stars

"A Lot Like Lot"

1.  Our setting

a.  It is perverse

b.  It is pervasive

2.  Our sin

a.  It encroaches

b.  It enslaves

c. It erodes

3.  Our salvation

Direct download: Count_the_stars03.mp3
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Count the Stars

"A Lot Like Lot"

1.  Our setting

a.  It is perverse

b.  It is pervasive

2.  Our sin

a.  It encroaches

b.  It enslaves

c. It erodes

3.  Our salvation


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03/17/2013, Count the Stars, Week 2

Count the Stars

"Ane he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness"  Genesis 15:6

1.  God is our shield

a.  He is our protector

b.  He is our provider

2.  God is our salvation

a.  Our redeemer must come

b.  Our righteousnesss must be credited

3.  God is our sacrifice

a.  The picture of our covenant

b.  The price of our covenant

Direct download: Count_the_Stars_02.mp3
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Count the Stars

"Ane he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness"  Genesis 15:6

1.  God is our shield

a.  He is our protector

b.  He is our provider

2.  God is our salvation

a.  Our redeemer must come

b.  Our righteousnesss must be credited

3.  God is our sacrifice

a.  The picture of our covenant

b.  The price of our covenant

Direct download: IBC_20130317.pdf
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"There are some calls that we don't want to take.  And with caller ID we don't have to!  But, there is a call that each of us receives that we need to take.  It is a call from God to leave the familiar and comfortable and go to a place of blessing that is known only to Him!"


Count the Stars

“Take the Call”

Genesis 12:1-9

 

Key verses: Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.  And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” (Gen. 12:1-2, ESV).

1.     Requirements of us

a.     Make an exit

b.     Make an entrance

2.     Rewards for us

a.     Receive blessings

b.     Relay blessings

3.     Reverence from us

a.     Worship should be habitual

b.     Worship should be heartfelt

Direct download: IBC_20130310.pdf
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03/10/13 Count the Stars, Week 1 "Take the Call"

"There are some calls that we don't want to take.  And with caller ID we don't have to!  But, there is a call that each of us receives that we need to take.  It is a call from God to leave the familiar and comfortable and go to a place of blessing that is known only to Him!"


Count the Stars

“Take the Call”

Genesis 12:1-9

 

Key verses: Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.  And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” (Gen. 12:1-2, ESV).

1.     Requirements of us

a.     Make an exit

b.     Make an entrance

2.     Rewards for us

a.     Receive blessings

b.     Relay blessings

3.     Reverence from us

a.     Worship should be habitual

b.     Worship should be heartfelt

Direct download: Count_the_Stars_01.mp3
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We glorify God by making disciples of all nations.  Hebrews 10:19-25; Matthew 28:16-20

Being Clear Corporatey

WE

  • Everyone of us is indispensable.  We are all important in the body of Christ, the church. (1 Cor. 12:12-27)
  • God wants all of us to move from dabblers to devoted disciples.

GLORIFY GOD

  • God is God-centered. (ps. 29:2, 46:10, 147:1; Is. 43:7; Rom. 11:36; 1Jn. 2:12)
  • God glorifies Himself by saving siners! So we worship, not out of duty but delight.
  • Worship consists of His revelation and our respones.
  • He reveals Himself through His word, which centers around the gospel.
  • We glorify God with a true heart (Heb. 10:22)
  • We glorify God together. (Ps. 95)

BY MAKING DISCIPLES

  • Jesus said, "Follow." (Mt. 4:19).  Following is different from watching.
  • A disciple is one who follows Jesus and whose life looks progressively more like His.
  • Biblical disciple-making brings biblical community and commission together.

OF ALL NATIONS

  • Praying, Giving, Going

Being Clear Individually (as part of the whole)

Six questions to ask yourself:

1.  How will I fill my mind with truth?

2.  How will I fuel my affections for God?

3.  How will I engage community in the church?

4.  How will I share Gods's love as a witness in the world?

5.  How will I spread God's glory among all nations?

6.  How will I make gisciple makers among a few people?

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Imagine

Epesians 3:30-21  "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

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2013-02-17 &. It's not just you.  Week 6

"You & Grace"  Where sin abounds; grace abounds more!  Don's lose heart!  God's grace is greater.

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Dr. David Hankins, Guest Speaker

"Saying no to God for convenience sake"

Acts 24, 25, & 26

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2013-02-03 &. It's not just you- Week 5

“Here’s an amazing thought: you can walk with God.  He desires to walk with you through life’s joys and challenges.  The account of Enoch’s life will clue us in on how such a walk can be achieved.”

Genesis 5:21-24

Key verse:  “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. 24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”

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2013-01-27 &. It's not just you- Week 4

“Dysfunctional families are nothing new.  Even the first family was marred.  Our hope is in the restorative love of God.  Find that hope in this message.”

Key Verse: “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother, Abel?’  ‘I don’t know,’ he replied, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’”  (Genesis 4:9)

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2013-01-20 &. It's not just you- Week 3

“Temptation lurks at every turn.  The cost of yielding to it is never worth the fleeting pleasure it offers.  That’s a lesson we all need to lay to heart.  A greater one still is that God’s grace is there for all who fall!”

Direct download: itsnotjustyou3.mp3
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2013-01-13 &. It's not just you: Week 2

Mr. & Mrs.

God has created us for community, for relationships.  Even paradise isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, if you are there alone.  God said of Adam in the garden, “It is not good that man be alone.”  This message unpacks God’s plan for making your home a bit of heaven on earth.

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2013-01-06 &. It's not just you: Week 1

Join Pastor Jeff for a new series about relationships, entitled "&," because it's not just you.

  • God & Man
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