Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast (general)

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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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


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

Being Clear Corporatey


  • 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.


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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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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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Dr. David Hankins, Guest Speaker

"Saying no to God for convenience sake"

Acts 24, 25, & 26

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