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Friday, December 29, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/31


1 Corinthians 15:20-58

No matter how difficult life is, the believer has hope because
of the resurrection of Jesus.

1.  Jesus Paved the Way for Resurrection

     (1 Corinthians 15:1-34)

     Christ rose and paved the way for all who are in Him
     to be raised when He returns.
2.  We Will Have a Body Fit for Heaven

     (1 Corinthians 15:35-49)

     The resurrection body will be quite different from the 
     earthly body planted in burial.
3.  The Assurance of Resurrection Motivates Us to Live 
     for the Lord

     (1 Corinthians 15:50-58)

     The return of Christ and hope for our future resurrected
     bodies should motivate us to stand firm in our faith and 
     work for the Lord. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/24


Luke 2:1-21

Luke's straightforward telling of the birth of Jesus grounds it in
history and connects it to prophecy.

1.  Jesus' Birth Fulfilled Scripture

     (Luke 2:1-8)

     Caesar's decree was a fulfillment of Scripture.
2.  Jesus' Birth is Joyful Good News

     (Luke 2:9-14)

     The news of Christ's birth is a source of joy for all who
     believe and accept Him.
3.  We Spread the Good News of Jesus' Birth

     (Luke 2:15-21)

     When the angels left, the shepherds went to Bethlehem
     and found Mary, Joseph, and the Baby.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/17


1 Corinthians 13:1-13

How should believers live out a life of ministry using their spiritual gifts?
Paul dealt with this question in 1 Corinthians 13.

1.  Value Love Above All Gifts, Abilities, and Virtues

     (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

     Without love, all our spiritual gifts and virtues are hollow 
     and meaningless.
2.  Love is Demonstrated by Attitudes and Actions

     (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

     Love is an expression of trust, hope, and perseverance.
3.  Love Will Never End

     (1 Corinthians 13:8-13)

     All the spiritual gifts will come to an end. Love, however,
     will never fail.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/10


1 Corinthians 12:1-31

Part of the division in the church revolved around the use of spiritual gifts.
Paul used this chapter to clear up the confusion.

1.  There Are Many Spiritual Gifts, All Given by the Same Holy Spirit

     (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

     Spiritual gifts lead to a variety of ways to serve and different
     kinds of good works.
2.  There is One Body, Made Up of Many Parts

     (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)

     The body of Christ is pictured as unity that depends on diversity.
3.  Each Part of the Body Should Fulfill Its Particular Role

     (1 Corinthians 12:27-31)

     While we don't all have the same function, we are all a part
     of the same body and we all play a unique part in the church.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Fusion: week of 12/3


1 Corinthians 11:17-34

The division in the Corinthian church was visible in the way they
observed the Lord's Supper.

1.  Division Damages the Church

     (1 Corinthians 11:17-22)

     Division in the church always damages and hinders the mission.
2.  The Sacrificial Love Pictured in the Lord's Supper is God's
     Design for the Church

     (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

     The Lord's Supper should unite church members around their
     common faith in the sacrificial work of Christ.
3.  Sacrificial Love Should Guide Our Celebration of the Lord's
     Supper and Our Interaction With Our Church Family 

     (1 Corinthians 11:27-34)

     Our behavior should be consistent with the nature and work
     of Christ.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fusion: week of 11/26


1 Corinthians 8:1 - 9:23

Paul described what it truly means to have liberty in Christ.

1.  We Are Free to Put Others' Well-Being Above Our Own Desires

     (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)

     Mature believers should be willing to limit their freedom for the
     sake of less mature believers.
2.  We Are Free to Deny Our Personal Rights for the Sake of the Gospel

     (1 Corinthians 9:1-18)

     The centrality of the gospel may make it necessary for believers
     to restrict their rights.
3.  We Are Free to Serve Others in Order to Win Them to Christ

     (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)

     Our preferences and traditions are nowhere near as important
     as winning people to Christ.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fusion: week of 11/19


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

     (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


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.