Friendship Baptist Church Owasso

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

To Better Understand God's Word

Thanks to Jimmy Willis for preparing today's lesson!

1.  We must have faith
     *through faith we understand
     *Enoch didn't see death because of his faith
     *without faith we cannot please Him
     *Noah built the ark because of his faith
     *it will open our eyes

     Key verses:  Heb. 11:3, 5, 6, 7 ; Psalm 119:169

2.  We must live a pure life
     *We must be cleansed from our secret faults
     *everything we say, do and think
     *Lord will not hear us if we regard sin
     *We must lay aside malice, guile, hypocrisies, envies, evil speakings
     *We must delight in the Lord and He will give us the desires of our hearts
     *Wisdom from above is pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to understand

     Key verses:  Psalm 19:12-13, 14, 66:18 ; I Peter 2:1-3 ; Psalm 37:4 ; James 3:17

3.  We must study
     *received in readiness and found out the truth
     *Scripture is trustworthy
     *taking a chance on being deceived if we don't
     *renew our minds through worship of God

    Key verses: Acts 17:11 ; II Tim. 2:15 ; Eph. 4:14 ; II Tim. 3:16-17 ; Rom. 12:1-2

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Riches of God's Grace

Grace = God's Riches at Christ's Expense

*He helps those who are tempted
*We can find grace in a time of need
*All things are open (revealed) to Him
*A soft answer will turn away wrath
*Better to have vegetables with love than meat with hatred
*Enemies will be at peace with us
*Better a dry morsel with quietness than feasting with strife
*A man of great wrath will suffer punishment: bail him out once and you will have to do it again
*We are chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world
*He promises to display us as the trophies of God's grace
*Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more

Key verses:
Heb. 2:16-18 ; Heb. 4:16 ; Heb. 4:12-13 ; Prov. 11:29-30 ; Prov. 15:1 ; Prov. 15:17 ; Prov. 16:7 ; Prov. 17:1 ; Prov. 19:19 ; Eph. 1:3-8 ; Rom. 5:20

Sunday, April 15, 2012

"Chickens in the Fake Tree" Matt. 10:29 (ask Jim!)

God's Grace

*There is a God-shaped hole in all our hearts
*Creation shouts for us to live for Jesus
*Sometimes Christians lose focus and take His grace for granted
*Noah found grace in the midst of challenging times

Key verses: Rom. 1:20 ; Rom. 8:19, 22 ; Rom. 6:1 ; Eph. 2:7 ; Gen. 6:5-8

Characteristics of God's Grace:

*Every good and perfect gift is by His grace
*He made us acceptable: freely, instantaneously (upon Salvation), and eternally
*Grace is a gift of God
*Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ

Key verses: James 1:7 ; Eph. 1:6-8 ; Eph. 2:8-9 ; Rom. 8:35-39

Worry Less
Pray More
Trust Always

Sunday, April 1, 2012

"All I Needed Was Some Air For My Tire"

Although Derek Chute wasn't exactly planning to teach, he did an awesome job today!

We discussed what our motivation is for doing the things we do, with reference to II Cor. 5:14-21. "The love of Christ constrains us..." (constrains = propels, moves us forward)

Next week (Easter Sunday), there will be 8:30 and 10:00 Services.

Pastor also mentioned during Worship Service that our class needs to contribute something for the treasure chest to be opened in 5 years...