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Istrouma Baptist Church
Jul 26, 2020

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July 26, 2020  | Dwayne Pitre
"Letting Go of Hopelessness"
1 Peter 1:3-9

1 Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1. Hope is God’s _______ (v3)
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope.
a. _______ by Him
b. _______ by Him

2. Hope is a _______ (v3)
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
a. Know _______, know _______
b. New _______ brings new _______

3. Hope is a _______ (v5)
Who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
a. His _______
b. Our _______

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Istrouma Baptist Church
Jul 19, 2020

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July 19, 2020  | Jeff Williams
"Guilt"
Romans 8:1-4

Guilt is an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes or realizes - accurately or not—that they have compromised their own standards of conduct or have violated universal moral standards and bear significant responsibility for that violation.
(Source is great theological resource...wikipedia)

How do we cope with guilt?
Ignore
Rationalize

The facts of guilt. There is a...
Debt
Debtor

Romans 8:1-4
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

You are guilty but not condemned
When I see you I don’t see that

Confess it.
Receive it.
Walk in it.

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Istrouma Baptist Church
Jul 12, 2020

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July 12, 2020  | Jeff Williams
"Envy"
Ecclesiastes 4:4, 6-8

Ecclesiastes 4:4, Ecclesiastes 4:6-8
Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. Again, I saw vanity under the sun: one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, “For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?” This also is vanity and an unhappy business.

Envy is about me and what I want

When envy rules my heart what I have is never enough

Proverbs 14:30
A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

When envy rules my heart I am constantly examining, comparing and wanting what others have.

You cannot fulfill Gods purpose for your life while you are distracted by Gods purpose for someone else

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Istrouma Baptist Church
Jul 5, 2020

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July 5, 2020  | Jeff Williams
"I Can’t Believe It"
Mark 9:14-29

What we believe is influenced by our intelligence and our emotions

Mark 9:14-29
And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

Life circumstances brought this father to a place of desperation

His belief was grounded in His need for Jesus.
He was strong enough to look for Jesus

His unbelief was marked by honesty.
He was humble enough to admit that his faith was weak

How do we attack our doubt?
Obedience - do whatever Jesus says

Steps of Faith - jump into the deep end

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Istrouma Baptist Church
Jun 28, 2020

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June 28, 2020  | Micah Cating
Hurt & Forgiveness
Matthew 18:21-35

Matthew 18:21-35
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

#1 – FORGIVENESS IS GENEROUS

#2 – FORGIVENESS DEMONSTRATES OUR FAITH

#3 – EMPATHY & COMPASSION LEAD TO FORGIVENESS

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Istrouma Baptist Church
Jun 21, 2020

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June 21, 2020  | Jeff Williams
The Weight of Pride
Philippians 2:3-11

Philippians 2:3-11
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Pride weighs us down, destroys relationships and leaves us feeling empty and alone

Pride is rooted in a ...
Pursuit of what I
“deserve”

Focus on how others
see me

The cure for pride is a proper view of ourselves and a proper view of God

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Istrouma Baptist Church
Jun 14, 2020

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June 14, 2020  | Micah Cating
Anxiety
Philippians 4:4-9 ESV

Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

#1 - FIND YOUR JOY IN THE LORD
“Rejoice in the Lord always…”

#2 – PRAYER RELIEVES ANXIETY
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

#3 – THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Matthew 6:25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

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