Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast

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

Direct download: Sermon_2013-05-19.mp3
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EXPOSED BY OUR ANXIOUS THOUGHTS, Mike Holmes

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)  
Direct download: IBC_20130512MH.mp3
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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!
Direct download: IBC20130505.mp3
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Go Day!  04/28/2013

BE THE CHURCH!

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!

Direct download: go_day_20130428.mp3
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Count the Stars

"How Underdogs Overcome"

Genesis 32:22-32

The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children,1 and crossed the ford of the fJabbok.23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And ga man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, h“I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”28 Then he said, i“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,2for jyou have striven with God and kwith men, and have prevailed.”29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, l“Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel,3 saying, “For mI have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed nPenuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob's hip on the sinew of the thigh.

1.  Overcomers are broken

a.  He is trapped

b.  He is truthful

2.  Overcomers are believers

a.  That He is mighty

b.  That He is merciful

3.  Overcomers are blessed

a.  With a new name

b.  With a new nature

Direct download: IBC_20130421.pdf
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04/21/2013 Count the Stars week 7

Count the Stars

"How Underdogs Overcome"

Genesis 32:22-32

The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children,1 and crossed the ford of the fJabbok.23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And ga man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, h“I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”28 Then he said, i“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,2for jyou have striven with God and kwith men, and have prevailed.”29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, l“Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel,3 saying, “For mI have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed nPenuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob's hip on the sinew of the thigh.

1.  Overcomers are broken

a.  He is trapped

b.  He is truthful

2.  Overcomers are believers

a.  That He is mighty

b.  That He is merciful

3.  Overcomers are blessed

a.  With a new name

b.  With a new nature

Direct download: 20130421_Count_the_Stars08.mp3
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04/14/13 Count the Stars 06

Count the Stars

"Frito Pies and Collector Coins"

Genesis 25:21-34

1.  A big treasure

a.  It was priceless

b.  It was potential

2.  A blinding temptation

a.  The wrong moment

b.  The wrong mindset

c.  The wrong motivation

3.  A bad trade

a.  What he gave

b.  What he gained

Direct download: Count_the_stars06.mp3
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04/07/2013, Count the Stars 05

Count the Stars

"A Match Made in Heaven"

Genesis 24:1-28m and 49-67

1.  A Fathers Commission

a.  His goal

b.  His guidelines

2.  A Servant's Cooperation

a.  His plan

b.  His prayer

c.  His patience

d.  His praise

3.  A Couple's Choice

a.  Her consent

b.  His comfort 

Direct download: Count_the_Stars_05.mp3
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Count the Stars

"A Match Made in Heaven"

Genesis 24:1-28m and 49-67

1.  A Fathers Commission

a.  His goal

b.  His guidelines

2.  A Servant's Cooperation

a.  His plan

b.  His prayer

c.  His patience

d.  His praise

3.  A Couple's Choice

a.  Her consent

b.  His comfort 

Direct download: Count_The_Stars_05_Transcript.pdf
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03/31/2013, Count the Stars 04

Count the Stars

"Miracle in the Morgue"

Genesis 22:1-18

KEY Verse

Then Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey.  The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we'll come back to you: (Gen. 22:5)

1.  The power of faith

a.  There was an order

b.  There was obedience

c.  There asa an outcome

2.  The price of forgiveness

a.  There was provision

b.  There was a prophecy

3.  The promise of fruit

a.  Offspring will be many

b.  Offspring will be mighty

Direct download: Count_the_Stars04.mp3
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