Friendship Baptist Church Owasso

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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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fusion: week of 10/1

FAMILY THEME: INTEGRITY IN FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD


Genesis 5:1-24;  Psalm 26:1-12;  Proverbs 20:7;  

Luke 3:37;  Hebrews 11:5-6;  Jude 14-15


Enoch's commitment and faithfulness to his Creator was
rewarded and his example is still to be followed.

1.  Integrity Means Living a Whole Life of Godly Character

     (Psalm 26:1-12;  Proverbs 20:7)

     Integrity demands we be honest with ourselves
     and with God.
 
2.  Integrity Confronts a Culture Fighting Against God

     (Genesis 1:26-28;  2:17;  4:8-11;  23-24;  

     5:1-5;  6:5)

     Living with integrity will cause us to stand out to
     those around us.
 
3.  Integrity Involves Walking with God in a 
     Loving Relationship

     (Genesis 5:21-24;  Luke 3:37;  Hebrews 11:5-6;

      Jude 14-15)

     Faith is essential in a relationship with God.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fusion: week of 9/24

FAMILY THEME: DEDICATED TO SERVE

1 Samuel 1:1-28


God answered Hannah's prayer, and she kept her
promise to return Samuel to the Lord's service.

1.  It Can Be Very Difficult to Wait on God's Timing

     (1 Samuel 1:1-8)

     Hannah had been waiting and hoping for a
     child for years.
 
2.  We Cast All Our Cares Upon the Lord and
     Stand on His Promises

     (1 Samuel 1:9-18)

     Hannah took her burden to the Lord and
     promised to dedicate the child to Him.
 
3.  We Give Our All to God in Appreciation for
     All His Blessings

     (1 Samuel 1:19-28)

     After years of waiting, God blessed Hannah
     with a son. She gave her greatest blessing
     back to God in worship and thanksgiving.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fusion: week of 9/17

FAMILY THEME: A PICTURE OF REDEMPTION

Ruth 4:1-17


God had a plan for Naomi and Ruth's redemption, and He
has one for us as well.

1.  We Follow God's Plan for Redemption

     (Ruth 4:1-8)

     Boaz fulfilled the role of kinsman redeemer for Ruth
     and Naomi and their inheritance.
 
2.  God Uses Us as Instruments of Redemption

     (Ruth 4:9-12)

     Boaz became the instrument of redemption for
     Naomi and Ruth.
 
3.  God's Redemption Leads to Joy and Worship

     (Ruth 4:13-17)

     Ruth and Boaz were married and blessed with a
     son leading them to rejoice and recognize God's
     hand at work.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fusion: week of 9/10

FAMILY THEME: FAITHFULNESS IS REWARDED

Ruth 2:1-23


Ruth demonstrated hard work, integrity, and compassion,
and Boaz protected and provided for her.

1.  Hard Work and Integrity Yield God's Blessing

     (Ruth 2:1-7)

     Ruth worked diligently using the means available to
     her to provide for herself and Naomi.
 
2.  Integrity and Faithfulness Lead to a Good Reputation

     (Ruth 2:8-14)

     Ruth's good reputation was earned through integrity,
     faithfulness, and hard work.
 
3.  God Desires Compassion for the Poor and Immigrant

     (Ruth 2:15-23)

     The Levitical law included provisions for the poor and
     immigrant, proving God's care and love for all people.