Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Moses, Week 4: August 4, 2013

"Wrath Mingled with Mercy"

Exodus 5-11

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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 EST