Friendship Baptist Church Owasso

Friendship Baptist Church Owasso
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fusion: week of 8/13

FAMILY THEME: HONORING GOD WITH OUR TREASURE

Colossians 3:5 ; 1 John 2:15 ; 1 Timothy 6:10 ;                                     Matthew 6:24-33 ; Deuteronomy 5:7-9


Money and possessions call to us and offer to make us
feel good and take pride in them. Money and possessions
can quickly become idols.

1.  Worshiping the Good Things of Life is Idolatry

     (Colossians 3:5 ; 1 John 2:15-16)

     God blesses us with good things, but we must guard
     against worshiping the gifts rather than the Giver.
 
2.  Love of Money is the First Step Toward All Kinds of Sin

     (1 Timothy 6:10)

     Honestly evaluating our use of money in light of the
     demands of Christ is an important step toward
     living a Christ-centered life. 
 
3.  Seek God's Kingdom and His Righteousness First for
     Yourself and Others

     (Matthew 6:24-33)

     God knows what we need and promises to provide it.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fusion: week of 8/6

FAMILY THEME: THE PROBLEM WITH IDOLATRY

Deuteronomy 5:7-9;  1 John 5:21;  1 Corinthians 10:14


Humans are wired to worship. However, not all objects of 
worship are equally valid.

1.  Worship God, and God Alone

     (Deuteronomy 5:7-9)

     To worship is to demonstrate worthiness. Only God is
     worthy of the devotion that is shown though worship.
 
2.  The True and Living God is the Only One Worthy of Worship

     (1 John 5:21)

     Idolatry isn't merely bowing down before a carved image.
     Idolatry can also be taking a good thing and making it a
     god thing.
 
3.  Do Whatever is Necessary to Avoid Idolatry

     (1 Corinthians 10:14)

     Rather than seeing how close we can get to idolatry
     without crossing the line, we are instructed to see how
     far away from it we can get.