Friendship Baptist Church Owasso

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fusion: week of 6/17

FAMILY THEME: THE BELIEVER'S TESTIMONY


2 Corinthians 6:1 - 7:1


Because we are partners in the work of the gospel, we should
live in a way that honors God.

1.  Seek to Live a Blameless Life That Affirms We
     Follow and Serve Christ

     (2 Corinthians 6:1-10)

     The message of salvation is simple. We are saved by
     God's grace, through our faith in Christ and His work
     done for us.
 
2.  We Are to Monitor Our Close Associations

     (2 Corinthians 6:11-16)

     Paul's heart was open to the believers in Corinth, and
     he shared it transparently.
 
3.  Be Constantly Growing Toward Holiness and
     Spiritual Maturity

     (2 Corinthians 6:17 - 7:1)

     If we want to live a life of holiness, set apart for God's
     work, we have to make some hard decisions. We must
     turn away from anyone or anything that can keep us from
     complete obedience to God.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Fusion: week of 6/10

FAMILY THEME: THE BELIEVER'S IDENTITY


2 Corinthians 5:1-21


Though our earthly bodies are only "temporary housing", we 
look forward to Heaven. Until then, we make it our aim to
please God as His ambassadors, aware of the judgment to
come, motivated by His love, and living as His new creation.

1.  We Look Forward to a New Glorified Body in Heaven

     (2 Corinthians 5:1-8)

     According to the United States Social Security
     Administration, an average life expectancy for
     men who reach age 65 is 84.3 years. A woman
     reaching age 65 can expect to lie until age 86.6.
     We all know that we won't live forever here on this
     earth.
 
2.  We Seek to Please Christ in Appreciation for All He
     Has Done for Us

     (2 Corinthians 5:9-15)

     Paul, the author of this letter to the Corinthians,
     had a goal in life. We should as well.
 
3.  God Has Chosen to Continue His Work Through Us

     (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)

     If you are one of God's children, you have been
     chosen to be His ambassador to the world!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fusion: week of 6/3

FAMILY THEME: THE BELIEVER'S QUEST


2 Corinthians 4:1-18


Paul instructed the Corinthian believers to live in a way that allows
the gospel message to shine in spite of our own inadequacies and
the difficulties that we face. We can endure present hardship in 
light of the glory to come in eternity.

1.  We Live and Serve With Integrity, Clearly Proclaiming 
     Christ as Lord

     (2 Corinthians 4:1-6)

     We must minister with simplicity and godly sincerity to
     be effective.
 
2.  Living for and Serving Christ Can Be Challenging

     (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)

     We desperately need the power of God to be His
     ministers.
 
3.  Proper Perspective Helps Produce Endurance

     (2 Corinthians 4:13-18)

     Knowing the future God has planned should
     encourage us to serve Him now! 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fusion: week of 5/27

FAMILY THEME: GOD IS UNCHANGING


Numbers 23:18-20 ; 25-27 ;  Jeremiah 18:5-11 ; 2 Timothy 2:8-13 ; 

James 1:16-18 ; Hebrews 6:13-20 ; Genesis 12:1-3 ; Exodus 3:13-15 ; Lamentations 3:21-26


God is eternal, unchanging, and faithful.

1.  God's Unchanging Nature Means He Cannot Be Manipulated

     (Numbers 23:18-20 ; 25-27 ;  Jeremiah 18:5-11)

     Balak, king of Moab, and Balaam, the prophet, learned that
     God never needs to change His mind.
 
2.  God's Unchanging Nature Means He Cannot Lie

     (2 Timothy 2:8-13 ; James 1:16-18 ; Hebrews 6:13-20)

     God will do exactly as He declared. He never says or
     does anything that is not true to His nature.
 
3.  God's Unchanging Nature Means He Cannot Fail

     (Genesis 12:1-3 ; Exodus 3:13-15 ; Lamentations 3:21-26)

     Even though humans have limitations and failures, God
     will never fail. He is consistent and sufficient. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Fusion: week of 5/20

FAMILY THEME: GOD IS SOVEREIGN


Deuteronomy 10:17-22 ; 1 Timothy 6:13-16 ; Isaiah 46:5-13 ; Acts 4:23-31 ; Psalm 97:1-12 ; Jeremiah 23:23-24 ; Jonah 1:1-10


God sovereignly reigns through the expression of His natural attributes.

1.  God Rules With Absolute Authority (Omnipotence)

     (Deuteronomy 10:17-22 ; 1 Timothy 6:13-16)

     God is above and supersedes every authority because He
     is unlike any other being in existence.
 
2.  God Rules With Absolute Knowledge (Omniscience)

     (Isaiah 46:5-13 ; Acts 4:23-31)

     Unlike false gods and belief systems, God knows all things and 
     has the power to bring His plans to fruition.
 
3.  God Rules With Absolute Totality (Omnipresence)

     (Psalm 97:1-12 ; Jeremiah 23:23-24 ; Jonah 1:1-10)

     God is God everywhere, over everything, and over
     everyone. His glory extends throughout creation. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Fusion: week of 5/13

FAMILY THEME: GOD IS HOLY


Exodus 15:1-21 ; Revelation 4:8-11 ; 1 Samuel 2:1-3 ; Isaiah 5:13-25 ; Joshua 24:19-28 ; Ezekiel 39:1-24 ; Leviticus 19:1-4 ; Psalm 99 ; Proverbs 9:7-12 ; 1 Peter 1:14-21


God's holiness is foundational to our respect and worship.

1.  God is Distinct From All Others

     (Exodus 15:1-21 ; Revelation 4:8-11)

     God is unique: He is separate and distinct from 
     everything else.
 
2.  God is Perfect

     (1 Samuel 2:1-3 ; Isaiah 5:13-25 ; Joshua 24:19-28 ; Ezekiel 39:1-24)

     God's omniscience, purity, and flawless wisdom 
     determine that He always does what is right.
 
3.  God Alone is Worthy of Worship

     (Leviticus 19:1-4 ; Psalm 99 ; Proverbs 9:7-12 ; 1 Peter 1:14-21)

     Our conduct and our worship should reflect the
     holiness of God. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Fusion: week of 5/6

FAMILY THEME: GOD IS LOVE


1 John 4:7-19 ; Psalm 40:1-17 ; Ephesians 2:1-10 ; 

Romans 5:6-11 ; John 3:16-17


God's very nature is love, and His actions demonstrate what
love is like.

1.  God is Love

     (1 John 4:7-19)

     God does not decide to love. He is love. He defines
     love by His nature. We only know love as a concept
     because God has made Himself known to us.
 
2.  God Loves Us

     (Psalm 40:1-17)

     We need to view all God does through the lens of
     His love for us.
 
3.  God Demonstrates Love

     (Ephesians 2:1-10 ; Romans 5:6-11 ; John 3:16-17)

     True love wants what is really best for another. We can
     know what love is through knowing God.