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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?

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

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 Anchors of the Faith

An anchor is that which gives stability or security; that on which we place dependence for The Four Anchors of the Faith. A Baptist Sermon taught at Irvington Bible Baptist Churchsafety.  We have some anchors in the faith that help to keep us rooted and grounded and keep us from being tossed to and fro when the storms of life assail us.  We are going to look at the four anchors of the faith, that we have as demonstrated by the life of the Apostle Paul, that will keep us rooted and grounded as we journey through this life.

1)  The presence of God (Acts 27:23)

The first anchor that we will look at is the Anchor of the Presence of God in your life.  If you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, then the Bible teaches that you have the presence of God within you: Continue reading Four Anchors of the Faith

Good News and Bad News

In the Gospel of Luke chapter 4, we find recorded, the return of Jesus to Nazareth, the town where he grew up.  First, it is important to note that the scriptures teach us that it was the custom of Jesus to attend Synagog on the Sabbath.   As a Christian, it should also be your Good news versus Bad news. Which do you like to hear first? In this podcast we will study the Good news and the Bad news that Jesus preached about in Luke chapter 4. Click through to visit Irvington Bible Baptist Churchcustom to attend church (Hebrews 10:25) on the appointed day, which is Sunday (1 Corinthians 16:2).  Your friends, neighbors, and family, should know exactly where you will be each and every Sunday.

When Jesus arrived at the service, he stood up to read out of the Book of Isaiah, and once finished he sat down, and told them all that “today this prophecy is fulfilled in your ears.”  The people in attendance knew full well that this passage was about the Messiah, and by saying this Jesus did in fact claim to be the Messiah.

Jesus delivered them some Good News and some Bad News.  What makes the news good or bad, Continue reading Good News and Bad News