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Can Defeated, Dead, Dry Bones Live?

The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst ofCan defeated, dead, dry bones live? That is the question that God asked Ezekiel, and it is the question that we explore in this podcast from Irvington Bible Baptist Church. the valley which was full of bones,
And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O LORD God, thou knowest.
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the LORD God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. - Ezekiel 37:1-10
Sometimes it can feel like nothing can go right.   Like all hope is lost.  

Israel was now in Babylonian captivity, Their home had been Continue reading Can Defeated, Dead, Dry Bones Live?

The Ultimate Guide of Things to Continue

To be continued….Those are arguably the most disappointing words on television.  Especially at the end of a season.  Before Netflix, you would actually need to wait until next week or longer for the conclusion of the matter.  The most famous cliffhanger of them all was from the show Dallas, Who shot J.R?  In the Christian life there are things to beThe Ultimate Guide of Things to Continue. A podcast from Irvington Bible Baptist Church. To see the list of things to continue doing in order to not get discouraged in the Christian LIfe click through to Irvington Bible Baptist Church. continued, but contrary to the entertainment industry, the things to be continued are not discouraging or disappointing, but rather encouraging.  Helping us not to quit!  Everywhere you look, there are people quitting on everything.  They quit jobs, they quit Continue reading The Ultimate Guide of Things to Continue

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

The Wrong Arm of the Law Episode 9

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them thatRules are weak.
For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. 1Co 8:9-13

 

In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:

  • We must put the welfare of others before ourselves
  • It’s unnatural to put others first; therefore we need to have our minds renewed
  • Liberty in Christ comes with Responsibilities
  • How to please the Lord with our lives
  • It’s about a relationship; not about rules

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The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 2

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, scalebut Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

Navigating between Christian Liberty and Legalism

We are Saved by Faith in the Son of God; therefore we now live for him and not for ourselves  (Romans 12:1-2).

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Are you a destroyer or a restorer?

In Acts 9:26-31,  we see how the “church” originally reacted to Paul after his conversion.  In this passage, he hasn’t yet taken the name of Paul (the first time Saul is called Paul is found Restore-Mein Acts 13:9, which shows us that Saul took upon himself the name of his first convert Sergius Paulus (Acts 13:7)).  The Disciples were afraid of Paul at the first and did not believe that he was a fellow believer.  They were ready to discount Paul because of his past. They were all too eager to hold his past sins against him while at the same time enjoying forgiveness for their own Sin.  We as Christians are called to ” be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).

Are you helping to restore others to the LORD or are you in the business of destroying those who need our help the most?

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Finish Strong

Irvington Bible Baptist ChurchWhen running a race (which is what this life is) most athletes want the best starting position possible. Whether it is a foot race or an auto race, all the competitors do their level best to qualify at the front.  Starting in the front doesn’t guarantee a win; however starting in a good position increases your chances of having a strong finish.  It is easier to stay in the front rather than starting in the rear and needing to overcome all the obstacles required to get to the front. In Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus tells us a parable that shows this reality.

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The 4 C’s of Fellowship with GOD

Read Isaiah 1:18

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

 

God created Man to have fellowship with him; The Word of God say’s And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Gen 1:26), “And God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Gen 2:7)

God had fe2015 05 09_Washington Township Park_2161_edited-2llowship, and conversations with Adam in the beginning as we see in Gen 2:15-17.And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Further, we see that Adam recognized the voice of the LORD And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” (Gen 3:9-10). How else would Adam recognize the Voice of God unless he had heard it before? They obviously had spoken to one another before.

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How to get the dirt out of your life (Lesson 4)

 Don’t go empty handed:

Read Judges 3:12-30.

Next notice that Ehud was carrying a “concealed weapon”. When you   are trying to get the dirt out of your life you too must carry a concealed  weapon. Ehud’s concealed weapon was a dagger which had two edges.  This is a type of another weapon; one that every believer in the LORD  Jesus Christ should carry with them everywhere that they go. Let’s  look at a couple of scriptures so that you can see what I mean: Continue reading How to get the dirt out of your life (Lesson 4)