Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast (core)

A little boy got a real bow and arrow for his 10th birthday and immediately went outside to practice in his yard. A few minutes later his father stepped outside to check how he was doing and was amazed to see a dozen arrows dead in the center of a dozen different bullseyes that were painted on the trees in the backyard.


“That’s astounding, Son! You just got that bow a few minutes ago. How do you manage to hit a bullseye every time?” “Easy, Dad. First, I shoot the arrow. Then, wherever it lands, I paint circles around it!”


That would be a convenient way to live life, wouldn’t it?  But God doesn’t want us to live aimlessly then justify it by painting a target around wherever we land.  


Zig Ziglar said, “if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.”  God doesn’t want us to aim at nothing.  God has given us, his children, definite targets in life.  He has given us our marching orders. We can see them clearly in his word.”


The Core

“On Target”

Matthew 28:16-20


  • The statement of our target
    • Jesus declares it
    • Jesus delegates it
  • The strategy toward our target
    • Connect
    • Grow
    • Serve
    • Go
  • The synergy around our target
    • We have a community
    • We have a companion
Direct download: IBC_20170212.mp3
Category:Core -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Direct download: IBC_20170205.mp3
Category:Core -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Direct download: IBC_20170129.mp3
Category:Core -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Colossians 1:24-29

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 
Colossians 1:28

The Goal
Christ in you and _Mature_ in Christ

The Process
Let the word of Christ _dwell_ in you and make it _fully_ known

Focus on Jesus and _Proclaim_ Jesus

Receive warning and _warn_others

Be taught and _teach_others

Work but work with God's _power_

Direct download: IBC_20170122.mp3
Category:Core -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Direct download: IBC_20170115.mp3
Category:Core -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Core: This Is Who We Are

Matthew 28:18-20


  1. We have an authority
    1. That is stated
    2. That is shared
  2. We have an assignment
    1. With a global scope
    2. With graduated steps
  3. We have an assurance
    1. Of a personal companion
    2. Of a permanent companion
Direct download: IBC_20170108.mp3
Category:Core -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT