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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fusion: week of 11/19

FAMILY THEME: CONTENT IN CHRIST


1 Corinthians 7:1-40


True contentment is only found in Jesus.

1.  We Are to Cultivate Contentment in Our Marriages and
     Marital Status

     (1 Corinthians 7:1-16)

     Christ calls us to cultivate contentment in our particular
     marital situation.
 
2.  We Are to Develop Contentment in Our Callings,
     Professions, or Circumstances

     (1 Corinthians 7:17-24)

     We should view our profession or circumstances as
     God's calling in our lives.
 
3.  Whatever Our Situation, We Seek Our Ultimate
     Contentment in Serving the Lord 

     (1 Corinthians 7:25-40)

     We can find contentment in serving the Lord no 
     matter our particular situations.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fusion: week of 11/12

FAMILY THEME: PURITY IN CHRIST


1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ;  6:9-11


Holiness is an essential aspect of being a follower of Jesus.

1.  Sinful Patterns of Behavior Among Believers Are to Be
     Grieved and Confronted

     (1 Corinthians 5:1-5,  13)

     Scripture does not give mixed signals regarding purity.
     It is to be dealt with, not ignored.
 
2.  Ignoring Sinful Practices Among Believers Endangers
     the Health of the Church

     (1 Corinthians 5:6-8)

     Just as leaven grows until it overtakes dough, so this
     one sin would affect the entire church.
 
3.  The Church is to Discipline and Disassociate With
     Unrepentant Believers 

     (1 Corinthians 5:9-13)

     Though uncomfortable, church discipline is necessary
     at times.

4.  The Work of Christ in Our Lives Cleanses Us From
     Worldly Sinful Habits 

     (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

     A sinful lifestyle is not consistent with the work of
     God in one's life.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fusion: week of 11/5

FAMILY THEME: UNITY IN CHRIST


1 Corinthians 1:10-31


Unity is an essential element of being a Christian.

1.  God Has Called His Followers to Unity

     (1 Corinthians 1:10-11)

     Believers are to live in unity because of our common
     commitment to and relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
2.  An Unhealthy Focus on Persons or Personalities 
     Often Leads to Divisions

     (1 Corinthians 1:12-16)

     No matter how influential someone has been in our
     lives, our primary allegiance should be to Jesus.
 
3.  Focusing on Our Mission Will Minimize Division
 

     (1 Corinthians 1:17-25)

     Division distracts us from our mission of making
     disciples of all nations.

4.  An Honest Assessment of God's Work in Our Own
     Lives Should Cultivate Unity 

     (1 Corinthians 1:26-30)

     God did not choose us on the basis of our ability,
     wisdom, or strength, bur rather because of His
     grace and love.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fusion: week of 10/29

FAMILY THEME: INTEGRITY IN TEMPTATION


Genesis 39:1-23 ;  45:1-28 ;  50:22-26


Joseph made difficult but wise decisions that led to God's future
blessings.

1.  A Person of Integrity Does the Right Thing in the Face
     of Temptation

     (Genesis 39:1-23)

     Joseph ran from temptation, refusing to sin against God.
 
2.  A Person of Integrity Does What is Right in Light of the
     Big Picture

     (Genesis 45:1-28)

     Joseph recognized God had used what his brothers 
     meant for evil to serve a greater purpose.
 
3.  A Person of Integrity Does What is Right in View of
     God's Promises

     (Genesis 47:27-31 ;  50:22-26 ;  Exodus 13:19 ;

      Joshua 24:32 ;  Hebrews 11:22)

     Joseph had faith that God would continue to fulfill His
     covenant with His people.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fusion: week of 10/22

FAMILY THEME: INTEGRITY UNDER FIRE


Job 1:13-22 ;  2:1-10 ;  27:1-6 ;  31:5-8 ;  38:1-7 ;  42:1-6


Job maintained his integrity through great pain and adversity.

1.  A Response of Worship in the Face of Suffering and Trials
     Validates Integrity

     (Job 1:1 - 2:13)

     Job trusted and worshiped God, even as his world 
     crashed down around him.
 
2.  Experiencing Discouragement in Difficult Times Need Not
     Invalidate Integrity

     (Job 12:4 ;  8:20 with 9:21-22 ;  4:6 ;  22:3 with 27:5)

     Despite the discouragement of those around him, Job
     knew he had lived with integrity.
 
3.  A Lifestyle of Living Out Godly Principles Validates Integrity

     (Job 31:1-40)

     Job had lived with integrity because he had committed to
     godly principles in his heart.

4.  A Relationship with God Saturated with Trust Validates
     Integrity

     (Job 38:1-7 ;  42:1-6)

     Job may not have been told why he experienced 
     suffering, but he trusted God through it anyway.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fusion: week of 10/15

FAMILY THEME: INTEGRITY UNDER PRESSURE


Daniel 1:1-21 ;  6:1-27 ;  9:1-23


Daniel followed up his commitment to the Lord with bold action
and living with integrity.

1.  God Honors a Heart Committed to Him

     (Daniel 1:1-21 ;  6:1-27)

     Daniel committed himself to God's laws and ways,
     and God blessed him.
 
2.  God Uses a Mind Devoted to His Truth

     (Daniel 1:17 ;  2:19-28, 45 ;  9:1-2, 22 ;  4:8-9, 18 ;  

      5:11-12, 14 ;  6:3 ;  10:1-2)

     God blessed Daniel and used him because of his
     faithfulness to God's Word and prayer.
 
3.  God Answers the Prayers of Those Who Know Him

     (Daniel 6:10 ;  9:1-23 ;  10:12 ;  11:32)

     Daniel knew the importance of prayer and believed
     in its power, and God answered him.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fusion: week of 10-8

FAMILY THEME: INTEGRITY IN A CORRUPT WORLD


Genesis 5:32 - 6:22;  8:1 - 9:29;  Isaiah 54:9-10;  

Ezekiel 14:14, 20;  2 Peter 2:5


Noah is a remarkable example of one who stood faithful in the
midst of a wicked culture.

1.  Integrity Models Faithfulness to God Despite Opposition

     (Genesis 6:1-8;  11-12;  Matthew 24:37-38;  

     Hebrews 11:7)

     Noah's integrity and faithfulness stood in stark contrast 
     to the culture around him.
 
2.  Integrity is Woven into a Relationship with God

     (Genesis 6:9;  14-22;  7:5,9;  8:20)

     Noah "walked with God", describing a personal,
     intimate relationship.
 
3.  Integrity Can Exist Even Where Sinlessness Does Not

     (Genesis 6:8;  9:1, 20-28;  Isaiah 54:9-10,

      Ezekiel 14:14, 20;  2 Peter 2:5)

     Noah enjoyed the blessings of God even though he,
     like all of humankind, was not without sin.