Category Archives: Christian Living

Times UP!

Timing is important in everything we do.  We have time on our wrist; we have time on our It is important to live your life with an awareness of Gods timing. Click through for more from Irvington Bible Baptist Churchphones, we have calendars everywhere we look, walls, desk, computer, phone, journals, etc.

Most everything that we do revolves around time.

Whether it’s time management or procrastinating because we think there is plenty of time, timing is the difference between a good joke or a bad one.  Continue reading Times UP!

The worship of the wise men

Christmas is not about the trees, it’s  not about the lights either; no matter how much you Christmas is about worship. Every Christmas you see manger scenes all over town. They have Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in a manger along with the animals, angels, shepherds and the wise men. It’s those wise men (Who were never at the manger) that I want to discuss today at Irvington Bible Baptist Churchcan relate to Clark Griswold.  Personally, I don’t have any desire to do a bunch of decorations, but I know that a lot of people do.  That is not what Christmas is about though.  It’s not about all the presents and family get-togethers either.   Christmas is a time that all of these things occur, but Christmas, for a Christian, is all about the fact that God became flesh, and in fulfillment of prophecy was born of a virgin in Bethlehem to live a perfect life that he could sacrifice that life so that we could have eternal life. Continue reading The worship of the wise men

Three Marks of a Good Leader

A good leader will lead from the front, a good leader does not push from the rear.  A good leader will lead by example, they will demonstrate the behaviour that they want from their Three Marks of a Good Leader as studied from the life of the Apostle Paul. Click through to Irvington Bible Baptist Church for the articlefollowers.  Leaders who are respected and considered to be good, typically do not ask anyone to do something that they are not willing to do themselves.  The Apostle Paul was such a leader.  He leads his followers by example not just by command.  In First Thessalonians, we will look at the Three Marks of a Good Leader by examining the example that the Apostle Paul left for us.

Paul gives us the example of what the characteristics of a good leader should be: Continue reading Three Marks of a Good Leader

Six reasons that people quit

It seems like people are always quitting.  you used to hear about people working for a The six reasons that people quit. A sermon from Irvington Bible Baptist Churchcompany and retiring after 40 years of service.  That does not happen very often anymore.  People do not seem to stick with anything for that length of time these days.  I remember a time when it was uncommon to meet someone who had worked for more than three companies in their careers, now it is unusual to meet someone who hasn’t worked for more than three companies during their employment career.  This also applies to Christians as well.  Christians quit in the ministry far too often.  Let’s look at what I believe are the six main reasons that Continue reading Six reasons that people quit

How to be Thankful in Suffering

Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, we set aside a day and a time of Thanksgiving is not just a national holiday where you don't have to go to work; it is not just the day that proceeds Black Friday when people forget all about being thankful and are willing to trample one another over for the best deal.  You will likely find yourself in a setting that involves friends, family, and a lot of good food.  But Thanksgiving is more than that,   It is a day to reflect on being thankful.  Thankful for the good things that have transpired in your life over the last year, and if you are a Christian it is time to be thankful for everything that the Lord has brought you through.  Click through to Irvington Bible Baptist Church for morethanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is not just a national holiday where you don’t have to go to work; it is not just the day that proceeds Black Friday when people forget all about being thankful and are willing to trample one another over for the best deal.  You will likely find yourself in a setting that involves friends, family, and a lot of good food.  But Thanksgiving is more than that; It is a day to reflect on being thankful.  Thankful for the good things that have transpired in your life over the last year, and if you are a Christian, it is time to be thankful for everything that the Lord has brought you through.

As a Christian, you are commanded Continue reading How to be Thankful in Suffering

False Sense of Security

As Christians, we need to take spiritual threats seriously.  The thoughts that we dwell on are what will dictate the choices that we make.  There is not enough emphasis placed onThe thoughts that we dwell on are what dictate the choices we make. Click through to Irvington Bible Baptist Church for more info the thought life and mindset in society today.  Most people are passive in their response to their thought life.  That is, people don’t protect themselves from their thoughts.  Most Christians believe that they don’t need to worry about what they put in front of their eyes, or what they allow themselves to think and to dwell on, not realizing that your mind is the battlefield between choosing to walk in the spirit or to walk in the flesh.  In order to be victorious in this daily battle you must:

  • Identify the enemy (your mind)
  • Expose the strongholds of that enemy
  • Execute an action plan to defeat that enemy

Continue reading False Sense of Security

Infallible Proofs

In some areas of life, a small margin of error won’t really make much of difference in the outcome; however, when it comes to your faith, even a small margin of error is In some areas of life, a small margin of error won't really make much of difference in the outcome; however, when it comes to your faith, even a small margin of error is unacceptable. Click through to Irvington Bible Baptist Church for more informationunacceptable.  For instance, in  1983, an Air Canada flight ran out of fuel above Gimli, Manitoba. Canada had switched to the metric system in 1970, and the plane is reported to have been Air Canada’s first aircraft to use metric measurements. The plane’s onboard fuel gauge was not working, so the crew used measuring “dipsticks” to check how much fuel the plane took on during refueling. Things went wrong when they converted this measurement of volume into one of weight. They got the number right, but the unit wrong – mistaking pounds of fuel for kilograms. As a result, the plane was carrying about half as much fuel as they thought. Luckily, the pilot was able Continue reading Infallible Proofs

Five things that every fisherman needs to do

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the  fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.  
And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. - Luke 5:1-11

In this podcast, we will look at the five things that every Fisher of Men needs to do:Five things that every fisherman needs to do. A study about what you will need to do to become a fisher of men, a Baptist Sermon from Irvington Bible Baptist Church

  • Follow the right person
  • Make the right preparations
  • Know the right process
  • Fish in the right place

1.  Follow the right person

Continue reading Five things that every fisherman needs to do

Four ways to handle anger

I have had my own issues in the past with not handling anger very well.  In fact, my wife will tell you that at one time, she was pretty sure that I held the world record for broken Television remote controls.  To this day, I don’t know what they ever did to me, but I bounced them off of theFour ways to handle anger. An Independent Baptist Sermon on anger|Irvington Bible Baptist Church wall, the floor, coffee-table or anything else that I could find.  I had real anger management issues.

Anger, when it is misused, may come and go quickly, but so does a tornado, and just like the aftermath of a tornado, it takes a lot of effort and time to clean up the mess that is left behind.

We tend to believe that anger is always a bad thing, but sometimes it is a sin to not be angry.  In John chapter 2 we see a time that the Lord Jesus Christ got angry.  Angry enough to make a weapon, and we know that Continue reading Four ways to handle anger