Feed My Sheep

Teaching from Pastor Stephen Jones

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3 days ago

The story of Jesus feeding 5,000 is well-known, but no less amazing. In this lesson, we discuss...
What makes this story unique in the gospels
God's promise to supply all your needs
Some encouraging testimonies of how God provided in hard times
Why do the wicked seem to prosper, while many believers barely scrape by?
How Jesus responds when the crowds press in
A call to trust in the Lord, wait, and watch how he works
"The LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good things does he withhold from those who walk uprightly" (Ps. 84:11).

5 days ago

Before you counsel someone, you need to make sure you know them. This lesson will help you go beyond skin-deep relationships by learning...
Four types of questions to break the ice with any new person
What scripture means that the heart is like "deep waters"
How God models good question-asking in Scripture
Tips on asking better questions
A real-life case study
Thanks for listening! This is week seven of our 11-week introduction to biblical counseling class.

7 days ago

God is rich in mercy, and offers to forgive whatever sin you've committed. Yet there's one sin Jesus says will never be forgiven. This passage has baffled Christians over the years, and we take a look at it together. In this lesson, we...
Share a discussion on what Jesus means by "Son of Man"
How Jesus' family reacted to his ministry
Who is "Beelzebul"?
What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
Is it possible I have committed the unpardonable sin?
Thanks for listening. This lesson was taught during our Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study. We are currently studying through the Gospel of Mark and invite you to join us Sundays at 9am.

Thursday Sep 07, 2023

Suffering is the gift no one wants, but that everyone needs. One of the main ways we grow in our faith and build loving relationships is through affliction. In this week's lesson we learn...
How suffering helps us minister to others
One of the ways we build loving relationships is by a shared experience in suffering
How God redeems our suffering for his good purposes
The kind of trials we face where comfort is needed
What's the difference between a trial and temptation?
An encouraging reminder that for the believer, all suffering is temporary!
Thanks for listening. This is week six in an 11-week introduction to biblical counseling called, "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands." To order a Study Guide please click here. 

Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

In ancient times, lepers were social outcasts and a threat to public health. But on one occasion, a leper broke etiquette and walked straight toward Jesus. Even more surprising, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. Last Sunday, in our Bible Study Community, we looked at this remarkable story in Mark 1:35-45. In this passage, we learned...
How Jesus balanced a busy ministry life with private devotion to his Father
What was Jesus' top priority in ministry?
A bit of background on leprosy
A spiritual lesson how Jesus can cleanse each one of us
The reason Jesus' warned, "say nothing to anyone!"
Thanks for listening. This lesson is part of our weekly median adults Bible Study Community. Our class is aimed at those in their 30s-50s, but all are welcome to stop by the Fellowship Hall at 9am on Sundays at Immanuel Baptist.

Building Loving Relationships

Thursday Aug 31, 2023

Thursday Aug 31, 2023

Whether it's sharing the gospel, counseling a friend, or rebuking a loved one, before we can speak truth, we must establish a loving relationship. In this lesson, we discuss...
How discipleship is like gardening
What are the features of the "ideal growing environment"?
Find out who Paul called "one of a kind, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare"
The first step to a relationship with God
The difference between justification and sanctification
Thanks for listening. This is week five in an 11-week counseling training class called "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands." If you found this talk helpful, please consider subscribing to the podcast.

Tuesday Aug 29, 2023

Every relationship has some kind of introduction. Mark is a great place to start if you want to know more about Jesus. In this lesson, we learn...
Why we all should study Mark's Gospel
What makes Mark different from the other gospels
What does it mean that Jesus is the "Christ"?
How baptism of the Holy Spirit takes place in the life of a believer
Thanks for listening. This is our opening study from our Sunday morning Bible Study Community on The Gospel of Mark. If you live in the Highland area, we invite you to join us Sundays at 9am in the IBC Fellowship Hall.

Thursday Aug 24, 2023

How can God use you to help others? In this study, we learn...
How Jesus is the "Great Physician"
What it means that he is "Wonderful Counselor"
Our role as ambassadors of Christ
Four aspects of all personal ministry: love > know > speak > do
Thanks for listening. This is week four in our 11-week counseling series, "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands." Tonight's lesson was a bit shorter, as we spent most of our time in table group discussion, then watched the training video. For a closer look at the concepts of being ambassadors of Christ, see Lesson Four in the Study Guide.

Sunday Aug 20, 2023

Have you ever hit "rock bottom" before God got finally got your attention? The nation of Judah did. In this study, we learn...
That it's OK to cry... and that many godly people have
The dazzling symmetry and poetry of Lamentations
How moments of shame can lead to repentance and renewal
Where Jeremiah drew hope in the midst of affliction
Thanks for listening. If you live in the Highland area, we invite you to our Immanuel Baptist median adults Bible study on Sundays at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.

Thursday Aug 17, 2023

Not a day goes by we don't experience some kind of conflict. What causes all these fights and quarrels? James 4 gives the answer. In this lesson, we learn...
The heart is more than just the place for feelings and emotions
Key passages that teach behavior stems from the heart
How our "passions" war within our members to create conflict
Some practical examples of how wants can morph into needs and expectations
What do we do if someone else doesn't meet our needs?
Should we sympathize with those who experience disappointment?
The ongoing battle between the flesh and the spirit
Thanks for listening. This is week three in our 11-week study on biblical counseling called, "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands." Next week, we will focus in how Jesus is our wonderful counselor.

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