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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fusion: week of 8/13

FAMILY THEME: HONORING GOD WITH OUR TREASURE

Colossians 3:5 ; 1 John 2:15 ; 1 Timothy 6:10 ;                                     Matthew 6:24-33 ; Deuteronomy 5:7-9


Money and possessions call to us and offer to make us
feel good and take pride in them. Money and possessions
can quickly become idols.

1.  Worshiping the Good Things of Life is Idolatry

     (Colossians 3:5 ; 1 John 2:15-16)

     God blesses us with good things, but we must guard
     against worshiping the gifts rather than the Giver.
 
2.  Love of Money is the First Step Toward All Kinds of Sin

     (1 Timothy 6:10)

     Honestly evaluating our use of money in light of the
     demands of Christ is an important step toward
     living a Christ-centered life. 
 
3.  Seek God's Kingdom and His Righteousness First for
     Yourself and Others

     (Matthew 6:24-33)

     God knows what we need and promises to provide it.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fusion: week of 8/6

FAMILY THEME: THE PROBLEM WITH IDOLATRY

Deuteronomy 5:7-9;  1 John 5:21;  1 Corinthians 10:14


Humans are wired to worship. However, not all objects of 
worship are equally valid.

1.  Worship God, and God Alone

     (Deuteronomy 5:7-9)

     To worship is to demonstrate worthiness. Only God is
     worthy of the devotion that is shown though worship.
 
2.  The True and Living God is the Only One Worthy of Worship

     (1 John 5:21)

     Idolatry isn't merely bowing down before a carved image.
     Idolatry can also be taking a good thing and making it a
     god thing.
 
3.  Do Whatever is Necessary to Avoid Idolatry

     (1 Corinthians 10:14)

     Rather than seeing how close we can get to idolatry
     without crossing the line, we are instructed to see how
     far away from it we can get.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fusion: week of 7/30

FAMILY THEME: LIVING WITH INTEGRITY

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18


Paul encouraged faithfulness to the things he had taught
in regard to spiritual life, work ethic, and ongoing ministry.

1.  Pray

     (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5)

     Paul's request for prayer from the Thessalonians
     reflects his prayers for them.
 
2.  Don't Just Be a Consumer

     (2 Thessalonians 3:6-12)

     Paul reiterated his teachings and example about
     work ethic to those who were idle and causing
     problems in the church.
 
3.  Persist

     (2 Thessalonians 3:13-18)

     We should seek to lovingly correct and restore
     those who are not faithful.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fusion: week of 7/23

FAMILY THEME: ENDURING IN TRUTH

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17


Paul addressed concerns regarding the Second Coming
that apparently were the result of false teachers.

1.  The Future Can Be Unsettling

     (2 Thessalonians 2:1-5)

     Some at Thessalonica had the mistaken belief that
     they had somehow missed Christ's return.
 
2.  The Deception of Wickedness is at Work

     (2 Thessalonians 2:6-12)

     Paul indicated that when the "lawless one" appeared,
     many would believe his deception.
 
3.  The Path of Endurance

     (2 Thessalonians 2:13-17)

     Believers need to stand firm in the truth knowing that
     God will establish them and their good works.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fusion: week of 7/16

FAMILY THEME: PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28


Paul concluded 1 Thessalonians with simple, down-to-earth
instructions for Christian living.

1.  Keep Your Church Relationships on Track

     (1 Thessalonians 5:12-15)

     Respect and love for church leaders continues down
     the line with loving care for all members.
 
2.  Keep Your Heart on Track

     (1 Thessalonians 5:16-22)

     Paul spoke to individual believers regarding actions
     and attitudes that keep us in the center of God's will.
 
3.  Keeping on Track is a God Thing

     (1 Thessalonians 5:23-28)

     Paul indicated that sanctification is a work of God
     that cannot be accomplished in our own strength.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fusion: week of 7/9

FAMILY THEME: WAITING IN FAITHFULNESS

1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 5:11


No one knows when Christ will return, but no one can deny His 
coming is closer now than it has ever been.

1.  Anticipate a Reunion

     (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

     We look forward to a day when both living and deceased
     believers will be reunited with Christ.
 
2.  Mark Your Calendar

     (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)

     Christ's second coming will catch many off guard, but
     not those who walk in the light of the truth.
 
3.  Prepare For The Big Day

     (1 Thessalonians 5:6-11)

     We can be prepared for Christ's coming because of
     salvation and the life we live by faith.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fusion: week of 7/2

FAMILY THEME: WALKING IN GODLINESS

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12


The way we handle ourselves in relationships with others shows
the world where we stand in our relationship with God.

1.  Delight God With Your Body

     (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)

     Paul urged the Thessalonians to follow God's will in how
     they used their bodies so they could live up to the holy
     calling of God.
 
2.  Delight God With Your Relationships

     (1 Thessalonians 4:9-10)

     The Thessalonians were doing a good job loving each other,
     but Paul encouraged them to continue and increase their 
     love for all Christian brothers and sisters.
 
3.  Delight God With Your Productivity

     (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)

     A life that is pleasing to God is also a productive and 
     independent life.