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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

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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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

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

Why you can’t see The Big Picture

Have you ever seen those, What did you see first, hidden picture games?  Where they show you several pictures that have other pictures embedded or hidden within them?  For instance, Irvington Bible Baptist Church, We often don't see what the Lord is trying to show us, because of the attacks of Satan. Click through to see how to overcome those attacks.you will see a picture of a face, but within that face, they have embedded other pictures of different things, and you are supposed to select what you saw first.  How do you do on them?  Me? Not so good.  I usually only see the main image at first and have to study to see what else is there.  Or sometimes you may see one that says hit “share” when you see it, and I have to look long and hard to see what I am supposed to be seeing!

In this podcast we will discuss why we often miss the big picture: Continue reading Why you can’t see The Big Picture

Stay the Course

Stay the course is a phrase that originated as a nautical metaphor on maintaining a constant, unaltering course while navigating the Sea.   It was also a recurring phrase used in the Mel GibsonFor the keys necessary to stay the course in your Christian life, click through to Irvington Bible Baptist Church film The Patriot.  Mel Gibson played a former soldier, turned farmer and then Colonel of the local Militia during the Revolutionary War.  Throughout the movie Two of his sons were killed, his friends and supporters were burned out of their homes and killed.  He almost quit.  He decided to Continue reading Stay the Course

God Meant it for Good: Episode 5

” And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.Prison Light
And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward. -Genesis 40:1-4

 

In this Podcast:

  • The 4 C’s of Circumstance: First Two C’s
  • Blessings aren’t constrained by your circumstances
  • Circumstances don’t change your commission
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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 8

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
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For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”

In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:

  • The Lord doesn’t consider us to be Servants
  • We should consider ourselves as Willing Servants
  • Our Liberty takes a back seat to the welfare of others

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The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 7

“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the flipping-through-bible-pagesJews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”
In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:
  • The Heart of the Believer needs to be purified
  • Even though we have Christian Liberty, we are not lawless
  • We are under the Authority of God
  • We have responsibilities under the Law of Christ

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