Friendship Baptist Church Owasso

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Fusion: week of 7/22

FAMILY THEME: A SONG OF GOD'S LOVE


Psalm 118


God's love and goodness toward us inspire praise and 
devotion from us.

1.  God's Love for Us Will Never End

     (Psalm 118:1-4)

     The writer was apparently so overwhelmed by the
     goodness and mercy of God that he called upon
     all believers to join him in worship.
 
2.  God Demonstrates His Love by Helping Us
     Through Difficulty

     (Psalm 118:5-18)

     During this period of opposition, the psalmist was
     victorious because God was for him.
 
3.  God Accomplishes His Plan by Using What
     Others Reject

     (Psalm 118:19-29)

     What the world rejects, God often uses to accomplish
     His will. This is His specialty.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Fusion: week of 7/15

FAMILY THEME: A SONG OF DISTRESS


Psalm 44


During difficult seasons, it is often hard to understand why
we face troubles. The psalmist wonders this as well.

1.  When Times Get Tough, Reflect Upon God's Goodness
     in the Past

     (Psalm 44:1-8)

     In a time of desperation the psalmist remembered
     what God had done in the past.
 
2.  In Difficult Seasons, Be Honest About Your Situation
     Before God

     (Psalm 44:9-16)

     In difficult times we confess our feelings of despair
     and shame.
 
3.  When Confused, Take a Spiritual Assessment
     of Your Life

     (Psalm 44:17-22)

     We should search our hearts in difficult times and
     confess any sin.

4.  When in Difficult Circumstances, Call Out to
     God for Help

     (Psalm 44:23-26)

     The psalmist pleaded for God's help.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Fusion: week of 7/8

FAMILY THEME: A SONG OF THANKSGIVING


Psalm 34


The goodness of God moved David to praise his great God and 
invite others to experience God's goodness.

1.  Praise God for Answered Prayer

     (Psalm 34:1-6)

     Answers to prayer compelled David to praise God
     and encourage others to praise Him as well.
 
2.  Praise God for His Protection and Provision

     (Psalm 34:7-10)

     David invited the reader to "taste" or personally
     experience the Lord's goodness by taking refuge
     in Him.
 
3.  God's Favor is on Those Who Fear Him and Do His Will

     (Psalm 34:11-16)

     David reminded God's people of the value of
     a life of righteousness.

4.  Praise God for His Presence and Deliverance

     (Psalm 34:17-22)

     Even the righteous have many problems, trials, 
     and difficult circumstances. But the constant
     presence of God is reassuring.


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fusion: week of 7/1

FAMILY THEME: A SONG OF WISDOM


Psalm 1


Is there a way to live that enhances our ability to be blessed?
Check out what Psalm 1 has to say about this.

1.  Choosing the Right Influences Results in Spiritual Blessings

     (Psalm 1:1-2)

     The person who carefully monitors his relationships and his
     counsel will be blessed.
 
2.  Our Choice of Influences Affects Our Spiritual Stability

     (Psalm 1:3-4)

     The righteous who saturate themselves with God's Word are
     likely a healthy tree that is planted by a river.
 
3.  There is an Eternal Contrast Between the Life of the Righteous
     and the Life of the Wicked

     (Psalm 1:5-6)

     The righteous and ungodly are not only different on earth, but
     also in eternity.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fusion: week of 6/24

FAMILY THEME: THE BELIEVER'S STRENGTH


2 Corinthians 12:1-10


Selflessness, humility, and personal weakness in a believer's
life are, ironically, potential virtues of true strength. These may
become conduits through which the power of God flows.

1.  Seek to Exalt Christ Rather Than Self

     (2 Corinthians 12:1-6)

     The mistake pride often makes is taking credit
     for what Christ or others have done. Paul found
     it difficult to boast.
 
2.  God May Use Difficulty to Keep Us Humble

     (2 Corinthians 12:7)

     Because of the inclination of fallen human 
     nature to exalt self is so powerful, especially
     when one is talented or successful, God used
     a "thorn in the flesh" to keep His servant humble.
 
3.  God's Power Shines Brightest Through Our
     Weaknesses

     (2 Corinthians 12:8-10)

     God did not always grant even the apostle
     Paul's requests. But He always had a good
     reason for not doing so. Grace and power
     were released into his life and ministry.

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!