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Can you hear me now?

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;

(Revelation 2:7)

This phrase “If any man have ears to hear, let him Hear” is only spoken eight times by the Lord Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry.  This phrase is also used eight times in the book of Revelation, Seven times by Jesus and once by the Apostle John.  All seven times, Jesus says “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the spirit saith, unto the churches”..

We should pay attention to what the Spirit says to us; according to John 14:16-26, the Spirit will teach us all things, and bring to remembrance the Lord’s Words.

But we have to listen!  Jesus often spoke and taught using parables, using what they knew, to explain to explain what they did not know.  For instance, Jesus taught his disciples with 7 different parables in Matthew chapter 13:

  1. The Parable of the Sower

  2. The Parable of The Wheat and the Tares

  3. The Parable of The Mustard Seed

  4. The Parable of The Leaven

  5. The Parable of The Hidden Treasure

  6. The Parable of The Pearl of Great Price

  7. The Parable of The Drag Net.

In this podcast, we are going to take a look at the parable of the sower as found in Luke 8:5-15.  We will take notice of the Four Continue reading Can you hear me now?

A Mothers Love

Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall
drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

                                                   – Matthew 20:20-23

In this Podcast:

We will look at the Three things that every Mother can learn from the mother of James and John Zebedee:

  • She wanted her children to be part of the Kingdom of God
  • She wanted her children to be actively involved in the work of the Lord
  • She had big expections for her children

What are Mothers?

The Who, What, Where and When of Nahum 1:7

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Nahum 1:7

In this Podcast:

  • The Lord is good
  • The Lord is a Strong Hold
    • In the day of trouble
  • To those who put their trust in Him

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The Hope of Easter

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. Irvington Bible Baptist Church
And they entered in, and found not the body of the
Lord Jesus.

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living1 among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Luke 24:1-7

 

With everything that is going on in the world to
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Another Blank Check

What would you do if someone offered you limitless resources?  In “The Blank Check” we looked at a man named Lot, and what he did with his “Blank Check”, and how it did not turn out very well for him.  Now I would like to look at a man named Balaam who was offered “Another Blank Check”. balaam_y_el_burro Continue reading Another Blank Check

The Blank Check

What would you do if you were given a blank check that had no limits put upon it? For Irvington Bible Baptist Churchmost of us, the thought of having limitless resources or options is unfathomable. Just for a moment; however just imagine what you would do if you were given this opportunity. A person could do a lot of good if they had limitless resources couldn’t they?

I suppose that if I were given this opportunity, I would first pay off all my bills. I can think of a lot of things that I could accomplish if I were given a blank check. Just think of how many missionaries you could support, or what local ministries you could support or even start if you had a blank check. Such as a bus ministry to transport local kids to church services, and activities; or Continue reading The Blank Check

14 Salient Scriptures that support the doctrine of eternal security

Eternal Security of the Believer

Having Assurance of your Salvation is critical if the Believer is going to be a producIrvington Bible Baptist Churchtive member of the Body of Christ.  Of course, to obtain Assurance of Salvation, you must first accept the free gift of salvation that is being offered to you through the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.

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The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God (lesson #7)

The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God are as follows:

1. Conditions for FellowshipIrvington Bible Baptist Church

2. Conduct for Fellowship

3. Characteristics of Fellowship

4. Consequences of Fellowship

In our last lesson began to look at the Consequences of Fellowship:

  1. Victory over the world.
  2. Assurance of Salvation.

The first consequence is the knowledge that we now have victory over the world. Continue reading The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God (lesson #7)

The 4 C’s of Fellowship with GOD (Lesson #6)

The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God are as follows:

1. Conditions for FellowshipIrvington Bible Baptist Church

2. Conduct for Fellowship

3. Characteristics of Fellowship

4. Consequences of Fellowship

In our last lesson we looked at the Characteristics of Fellowship, next we will turn our attention to the Consequences of Fellowship with GOD.

Read 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

51,  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53, For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54, So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55, O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56, The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57, But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58,  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 
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The 4 C’s of Fellowship With GOD (Lesson #5)

The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God are as follows:

1. Conditions for Fellowship

2. Conduct for Fellowship

3. Characteristics of Fellowship

4. Consequences of Fellowship

In this lesson we will look at the “Characteristics of Fellowship” which is the next “C” in our study of the 4 C’s of Fellowship with GOD.

Read 1 John 3:11-18

11, ¶ For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12, Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
13, Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14, ¶ We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15, Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16, Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17, But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18, My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 

When we are in close Fellowship with GOD, We should have some noticeably different characteristics in our life. We will discuss only two in this lesson; however there are many more.  The two that I would like to discuss are:

  1. Brotherly Love (Kindness)
  2. Forgiveness

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