Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast
Jesus is Better:  Week 10,  November 23, 2014

Hebrews 12:18-29


For you have not come to zwhat may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest 19 and athe sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words bmade the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. 20 For they could not endure the order that was given, c“If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” 21 Indeed, dso terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” 22 But you have come to eMount Zion and to the city of the living God, fthe heavenly Jerusalem, and to ginnumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to hthe assembly1 of the firstborn who are ienrolled in heaven, and to jGod, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, kthe mediator of a new covenant, and to lthe sprinkled blood mthat speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

25 See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For nif they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 26 At that time ohis voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, p“Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates qthe removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving ra kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus slet us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our tGod is a consuming fire.


Jesus is Better

“See the King




1.  Reject the King

a.  We are given a warning

b.  We are given a welcome 

2.  Receive the King

a.  Unbelievable gift

b.  Unbounded gratitude

3.  Revere the King

a.  He is a compassionate father

b.  He is a consuming fire 

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Jesus is Better:  Week 10,  November 16, 2014

Jesus is Better

“Run the Race

Hebrews 12:1-2


Key Verses: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb. 12:1-2).


1.     Before the race: preparation

a.    See the witnesses

b.    Shed the weight

2.     During the race: dedication

a.    We need a pace

b.    We need a pattern

3.     After the race: celebrate

a.    There is rejoicing

b.    There is rest

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Walk on the Water


1.  Everybody has a boat

2.  Everybody was meant to walk on water (Maththew 14:22-23)

3.  have to have Jesus to walk on water

4.  Your boat is your comfort zone

     a.  Greater life change occurs out of the boat than will ever happen in the boat

     b.  More excitement and adventure come from being out of the boat than in the boat

     c.  Deeper fulfillment is found out of the boat than is available inside

     d.  Closer connection to Jesus occurs out of the boat

     e.  Walking on water causes others to worship God

5.  God takes ordinary people and does extraordinary things




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Jesus is Better:  Week 9,  November 9, 2014

1.  Order of Faith

2.  Origin of Faith

3.  Absurdity of Faith

4.  Object of Faith

5.  Absolute necessity of Faith

6.  Outcome of Faith

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