Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast

Controlling Our Emotions

Colossians 3: 1-4

Mike Holmes



Setting Your Heart:  Know who you are and whose you are.


Setting Your Mind:

  • Create mental space (silence/solitude)
  • Think about your thinking
  • Pray for wisdom
  • Process with trusted people
  • Remember (who God is, what He said)
  • Be thankful
  • Choose truth (over illusions and lies)
  • Be present minded
  • Be eternally minded

Other Helpful Versus:

Prov 23:7, Prov 24: 3-7, Matt 6:33-34, Luke 22:19, Rom 8:6, Rom 8:28, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor 10:5, Eph 1:16-19, Phil 4:4-8, Col3:5-17, Jas 1:5


Helpful Resource:  Veritas Counseling Center -

Direct download: IBC_20160904.mp3
Category:Emotions -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT



Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a


  1. A compassion for people


And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (9:35-36).


  1. A command to pray


Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (9:37-38).


  1. A calling to participate


And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. . . . These twelve Jesus sent out (10:1, 5a).

Direct download: IBC_20160828.mp3
Category:Emotions -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT



Mateo 9.35-10.1, 5a



  1. Un llamado a compasión



  1. Un llamado a orar



  1. Un llamado a participar


Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20160828.mp3
Category:Emociones -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The full portion of the second sermon will be updated and loaded on 8/22/2016. 


Video links of the services will be up at the site ASAP.

The past few sermons in the series will be updated and uploaded as soon as possible.



August 21, 2016


Matthew 27:46


1.  Created for community

2.  Separated by sin

3.  Liberated from loneliness



Direct download: IBC_20160821a.mp3
Category:Emotions -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20160821.mp3
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Emotions: Week 5, August 7, 2016




John 16:33


  1. The promise of peace
  2. The person of peace
  3. The power of peace
  4. The price of peace
Direct download: IBC_20160807.mp3
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Juan 16:33


“Les he dicho todas estas cosas para que en mí tengan paz. Aquí en el mundo tendrán mucha aflicción ; pero confíen (anímense), porque yo he vencido al mundo.” (Juan 16.33)


  1. La promesa de paz

“Les he dicho todas estas cosas...” (Juan 16.33a)


  1. La persona de la paz

“…para que en mí tengan paz….” (Juan 16.33b)


  1. El poder de la paz

“… Aquí en el mundo tendrán mucha aflicción ; pero confíen (anímense),...” (Juan 16.33c)


  1. El precio de la paz

“…porque yo he vencido al mundo…” (Juan 16.33d)


Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20160807.mp3
Category:Emociones -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT



Isaías 53.3-6




  1. Jesús experimento la tristeza


  1. Jesús enfrento la tristeza


  1. Jesús conquisto la tristeza
Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20160724.mp3
Category:Emociones -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Baton Rouge is a city known for its joy and exuberance.  There’s not much that’s better than a crawfish boil, a tailgating party, or Saturday night in Death Valley. 


But is recent days that joy has been turned into sorrow.  Death has stalked our streets.  Laughter and camaraderie has become tears and division.  Instead of parties there have been funerals.  Is there a place for sorrow?  How ought we to deal with sorrow?


Sunday’s message will seek to answer those questions.  Jesus will be our example as he shows us how to live emotionally healthy lives even when sorrow comes knocking.


Thankful to know that “weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning,”



Isaiah 53:3-6


  1. Jesus carried our sorrows




  1. Jesus confronted our sorrows




  1. Jesus conquered our sorrows
Direct download: IBC_20170724.mp3
Category:Emotions -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT


"El gozo de Jesús"

Juan 15:1-11



  1. Una persona gozosa


  1. A pesar de sus dificultades


  1. A la luz de su futuro


  1. Un camino hacia el gozo


Si ustedes permanecen en mí y mis palabras permanecen en ustedes, pueden pedir lo que quieran, ¡y les será concedido! (Juan 15.7)


  1. Permaneciendo en Jesús


  1. Pidiendo de Jesús


  1. Una promesa de gozo


Les he dicho estas cosas para que se llenen de mi gozo; así es, desbordarán de gozo. (Juan 15.11)


  1. El gozo es el fruto


  1. El gozo es completo


Direct download: IBC_Espanol_20160717.mp3
Category:Emociones -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT