Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast

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?

Direct download: 20130303_IBC_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Istrouma_Podcast_20130224.mp3
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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.

Direct download: itsnotjustyou06.mp3
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20130210_IBC.mp3

Dr. David Hankins, Guest Speaker

"Saying no to God for convenience sake"

Acts 24, 25, & 26

Direct download: 20130210_IBC.mp3
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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.”

Direct download: itsnotjustyou05.mp3
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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)

Direct download: itsnotjustyou4.mp3
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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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