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What Moves You?

What motivates you to do the things that you do?  What motivates you at work, school or in Some things that should not shake your faigh and some things that should motivate you from Irvington Bible Baptist Churchlife in general?  Stephen Covey in Seven Habits of Highly Effective People said:

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.

Most people allow themselves to be motivated by all the wrong things:

  • Facebook feed
  • Late night talk shows
  • News reports etc..

People get all bent out of shape and passionate about things, just because they are Continue reading What Moves You?

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

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A Prophet Among Us

Sometimes, it will be necessary for you to deliver what would be considered, unpopular Sometimes, it will be necessary for you to deliver what would be considered, unpopular news. At times you will find yourself in a situation where you have no other alternative but to deliver news to certain individuals that they don’t want to hear. As a Christian, we are commanded to tell people, thus saith the Lord, whether they want to hear it or not. A message from Irvington Bible Baptist Churchnews.  At times you will find yourself in a situation where you have no other alternative but to deliver news to certain individuals that they don’t want to hear.  As a Christian, we are commanded to tell people, thus saith the Lord, whether they want to hear it or not.

And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.  And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.  And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.  For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD God.  And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.  And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.  And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.  But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.  And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;  And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. – Ezekiel 2:1-10

 

Ezekiel was called to a rebellious nation

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Breaking Free

In Acts 16, Paul and Silas find themselves in the prison of pain and suffering.  In that prison,Breaking Free: A Baptist sermon from Irvington Bible Baptist Church about breaking out of your prison of pain and suffering. they experienced the grace of God.  This article will point out, by examing this passage, that God can turn pain into praise.  In this podcast, we will discuss Three things to notice about this prison of pain that Paul and Silas experienced.

1.  A place of discomfort

This prison of pain and suffering is a place of discomfort.  Paul and Silas were in the will of God, doing what they were called to do, saying what they were called to say, but still found themselves in a place of discomfort that manifested itself in three different ways: Continue reading Breaking Free

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

The Last Word

We all know someone who always has to have the last word in a conversation.  If you are We all know someone who always has to get in the last word. In 2 Corinthians chapter 13 we will look at the last words that the Apostle Paul had for the Local Church. Click through for a baptist sermon on the last words from Irvington Bible Baptist Churchstruggling to think about who always gets the last word in your conversations; It’s probably you!  I’ve had conversations with someone even over a test message where they have to get the last word.  Even when a further response isn’t necessary.  For instance, they may wish you a happy birthday or something, and you respond with a thank you, and then they say you’re welcome, just to make sure that they get the last word in the conversation.

 

In 2 Corinthians chapter 13, the Apostle Paul had some departing words for the local church, that are crucial for us to follow today:

  • Be Perfect
  • Be of Good Comfort
  • Be of One Mind
  • Live in Peace

If we will earnestly strive to accomplish these four things, then our

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What Makes You Weak?

No-one likes to admit a weakness.  We go to great lengths to hide our weaknesses.  When interviewing people for a new position or job, one of the most likely questions that will be asked is, what are your strengths?  What talents or abilities will you bring to our company?  Most people rather enjoy answering this question.  It gives them the opportunity to brag on themselves, and even though most people would deny it, they love talking about themselves.  In most conversations that you find yourself in, the other party isn’t listening to what you are saying; they are just simply waiting for their turn to talk and usually about themselves or some experience that they have had.  On the other hand, probably the most disliked question in an interview is, What are your weaknesses?  Who wants to talk about weaknesses in an interview?  In an interview, you are attempting to put your best foot forward, not talk about where you are weak!  Most people have covered up their weaknesses so well and often, that they forget that they even have any.  For instance, just yesterday, I was reminded of how easily a small weakness can completely dominate your actions.  Yesterday I was moving a gas grill down some steps (with help) and somehow managed to twist and pull in exactly the wrong way, and pulled a muscle or something in my lower back.  Today, I can hardly stand up straight.  Before that happened I was just like everyone else, thinking that I didn’t have a weakness to worry about.

In this podcast, we are going to look at a few things that can Continue reading What Makes You Weak?

Four Faithful Fundamentals of the Faith

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. – Hebrews 2:1

Nothing is easier than drifting downstream.  No-one ever drifts upstream, but rather downstream, In other words, you drift away not towards your intended goals.  To drift downstream just sit back and relax, don’t put any effort forth and you will
start to drift.  You may not even realize that you have started to drift until it’s too late.  You are always either moving forward or backward; you are never standing still.

We all know Christians that have drifted away, they are all around us, people who used to attend church, used to read their Bible, used to do a lot of things, but have drifted away.  Are you starting to drift away?  If so, then grab the oars of the Fundamentals of the Faith to get back on track.

You need to learn the Fundamentals for any endeavor that you wish to be successful.  No matter what it is; In Football Continue reading Four Faithful Fundamentals of the Faith