Friendship Baptist Church Owasso

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Fusion: week of 1/14

FAMILY THEME: COURAGEOUS FAITH


1 Samuel 17:1-58


Displaying great faith, young David fought and defeated the 
champion Goliath.

1.  Our Faith Will Often Be Challenged

     (1 Samuel 17:1-3 , 16 , 28 , 33)

     David faced challenges both from the Philistines
     and from his own brothers.
 
2.  Challenges to Our Faith Are Often Intimidating

     (1 Samuel 17:2-24)

     By all human measures, Goliath was an intimidating,
     indomitable obstacle.
 
3.  God Can Prepare Young and Old Alike for
     Great Acts of Faith

     (1 Samuel 17:25-40)

     Because of his faith, David was convinced and was
     able to convince others that he could defeat Goliath.

4.  God Honors Courageous Faith

     (1 Samuel 17:41-58)

     God gave David the victory because of his faith in Him.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fusion: week of 1/7

FAMILY THEME: THE IMPORTANCE OF OBEDIENCE


1 Samuel 13:1-23


Saul impatiently offered a burnt offering to God, breaking the
command of the Lord.

1.  Both Obedience and Disobedience Have a Ripple Effect
     in Our Lives

     (1 Samuel 13:1-7 , 13-14)

     Saul's disobedience would have lasting effects on
     future generations.
 
2.  Impatience Can Undermine Obedience

     (1 Samuel 13:8-12)

     Saul's impatience and desire to do things his way
     led to disobedience and all its consequences.
 
3.  Disobedience Leads to Oppression

     (1 Samuel 13:15-23)

     Because of Saul's disobedience, the Israelites 
     experienced oppression at the hands of the
     Philistines.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/31

FAMILY THEME: THE PROMISE OF RESURRECTION


1 Corinthians 15:20-58


No matter how difficult life is, the believer has hope because
of the resurrection of Jesus.

1.  Jesus Paved the Way for Resurrection

     (1 Corinthians 15:1-34)

     Christ rose and paved the way for all who are in Him
     to be raised when He returns.
 
2.  We Will Have a Body Fit for Heaven

     (1 Corinthians 15:35-49)

     The resurrection body will be quite different from the 
     earthly body planted in burial.
 
3.  The Assurance of Resurrection Motivates Us to Live 
     for the Lord

     (1 Corinthians 15:50-58)

     The return of Christ and hope for our future resurrected
     bodies should motivate us to stand firm in our faith and 
     work for the Lord. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/24

FAMILY THEME: THE GREATEST GIFT


Luke 2:1-21


Luke's straightforward telling of the birth of Jesus grounds it in
history and connects it to prophecy.

1.  Jesus' Birth Fulfilled Scripture

     (Luke 2:1-8)

     Caesar's decree was a fulfillment of Scripture.
 
2.  Jesus' Birth is Joyful Good News

     (Luke 2:9-14)

     The news of Christ's birth is a source of joy for all who
     believe and accept Him.
 
3.  We Spread the Good News of Jesus' Birth

     (Luke 2:15-21)

     When the angels left, the shepherds went to Bethlehem
     and found Mary, Joseph, and the Baby.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/17

FAMILY THEME: THE EXCELLENCE OF LOVE


1 Corinthians 13:1-13


How should believers live out a life of ministry using their spiritual gifts?
Paul dealt with this question in 1 Corinthians 13.

1.  Value Love Above All Gifts, Abilities, and Virtues

     (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

     Without love, all our spiritual gifts and virtues are hollow 
     and meaningless.
 
2.  Love is Demonstrated by Attitudes and Actions

     (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

     Love is an expression of trust, hope, and perseverance.
 
3.  Love Will Never End

     (1 Corinthians 13:8-13)

     All the spiritual gifts will come to an end. Love, however,
     will never fail.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/10

FAMILY THEME: GIFTED TO SERVE


1 Corinthians 12:1-31


Part of the division in the church revolved around the use of spiritual gifts.
Paul used this chapter to clear up the confusion.

1.  There Are Many Spiritual Gifts, All Given by the Same Holy Spirit

     (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

     Spiritual gifts lead to a variety of ways to serve and different
     kinds of good works.
 
2.  There is One Body, Made Up of Many Parts

     (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)

     The body of Christ is pictured as unity that depends on diversity.
 
3.  Each Part of the Body Should Fulfill Its Particular Role
 

     (1 Corinthians 12:27-31)

     While we don't all have the same function, we are all a part
     of the same body and we all play a unique part in the church.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/3

FAMILY THEME: BODY OF CHRIST


1 Corinthians 11:17-34


The division in the Corinthian church was visible in the way they
observed the Lord's Supper.

1.  Division Damages the Church

     (1 Corinthians 11:17-22)

     Division in the church always damages and hinders the mission.
 
2.  The Sacrificial Love Pictured in the Lord's Supper is God's
     Design for the Church

     (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

     The Lord's Supper should unite church members around their
     common faith in the sacrificial work of Christ.
 
3.  Sacrificial Love Should Guide Our Celebration of the Lord's
     Supper and Our Interaction With Our Church Family 

     (1 Corinthians 11:27-34)

     Our behavior should be consistent with the nature and work
     of Christ.