Authentic – 28 Days

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

Proverbs 2:1 – 5

It begins this Sunday, February 4th. As individual members of First Baptist Owasso we will begin working through a prayer journal called ’28 Days – daily devotions to Value the Vision’. You’ll receive 28 Days in your Sunday School Departments. Copies will also be available in the foyer. We’ve set up a blog where you can go online to read the devotion of the day and perhaps days you missed, http://vtv-28days.blogspot.com. And we will email the devotion each day to members of the church

Our purpose is to get every member of our church in the habit of reading, reflecting, responding and writing about God’s Word every day. It’s so easy to let the business of life get in the way of disciplines that focus our hearts and minds around what really matters. We lay aside exercise routines for lunch meetings. We ignore family time for the job that pays the bills. We stop reading the Word of God and listening for the voice of God because the buzz of our daily life is so present and so loud we can’t pick His voice out of the crowd. In the midst of the moment the right choice is often hard to see. So today, like Daniel, decide beforehand. Choose now to take 8 minutes a day to read, reflect, respond and write about God’s Word. I guarantee it will be time well spent.

In the first paragraph did you notice the number of ways we will attempt to connect people to these devotions? Sunday School, in the foyer, a printed booklet, email, a blog, even during our services we will attempt to get people involved with God’s Word through these devotions. I see this list and I’m reminded that it pales in comparison to the length’s God Himself has gone to in order to connect with me. He moved heaven and Earth, become like me, sacrificed Himself for me in order to be with me. He wrote His will in His Word. He’s written His name on my heart. He’s sealed me with His Holy Spirit. He’s surrounded me with other Believers. He’s given me an incredible church filled with people who are willing to be His hands and feet….All for me.

He’s done the same for you. How will you respond to Him? Will you ignore His advances? Will you be too busy to try? Or will you listen and learn and discover His best for your life? That’s what a quiet time is. That’s what it means to have an unhurried time alone with God. That’s what walking with God daily is all about. He’s watching and waiting. His desire is for you.

Get in the habit of reading, reflecting, responding and writing about His Word. It’s never too late to start. If you’ve done it before but set it aside, it’s never too late to start again. In doing so you will discover all the knowledge of God and be transformed by the renewing of your mind, proving what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Love y’all, God Bless,

Chad

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Romans 12:1 – 2

Notes to Notice

STING & PIZZA

For the AM & PM Praise Bands – Sunday Night, February 11, 7:30 – 9:30 in the Terminal – You and your families are invited to a great night of music and mayhem as we hear from none other than, ‘Sting’. Please RSVP Brenda Henderson, brenda@fbcowasso.org or 918.516.6640 by February 8th.

MARCH 9, 2007 – CLOSE CONCERT ROAD TRIP!

Hosted by NewSong, featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Sanctus Real, Britt Nicole, Tony Nolan, and John Morgan; meet at the church at 5:00pm, we’ll go together. Tickets are $10, that night at the door. Bring a little extra $$$ we’ll get a bite to eat after the concert Sign up with Brenda. For information on the concert visit http://jamtour.com

CAMCAST & BLOG

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See this and previous issues of theScore online at http://thefarpoint.blogspot.com!

EASTER

Sunday, April 8th – Our Services Caffeinated! Every Easter more people come visit us than any other Sunday of the year. So let’s make the most of this opportunity. We’ll do three services with an overflow venue in the Education Center led by a Praise Team. Jennifer Berry, 2006 Miss America will be here to share how God has made a difference in her life. And the Celebration Choir, Praise Band, Praise Teams and Instrumental Ensemble will all lead out in an incredible time of praise. We’ll be preparing for this Easter every Wednesday night this semester. Make plans now to be here and to lead well!

THE GOAL OF CAM

The goal of the Christians Arts Ministry is worship. Our desire is to teach Believers to delight the heart of the Father with every area of our lives, passionately expressing our love for God through the use of every talent and resource He’s given us for His glory and His pleasure.

THE CAM STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

“Imitate me as I imitate Christ.” I Corinthians 11:1 – It’s probably the most in your face, challenging Scriptures in all the Bible – to be able to, with honesty and integrity, look at someone else and say, “If you do what I’m doing you’ll be doing what Jesus did.” It’s a big goal, but it’s a goal worth striving for. Let 2007 be the year you press closer toward this goal than you ever before. What are your struggles? Where are your troubles? Be patient and wait on the Lord. He’s not finished with you yet.

RESCUE – the Prayers We Pray

Vance Henderson’s Mom & Dad – Were without power due to the ice storm.

Praise God: “Heavenly Father, the power’s back on! Thanks for answering our prayers and taking care of the ones we love.”

Darin Harrison – parents are helping with storm clean up.

Pray like this: “Father, keep us safe. Help us recover quickly from the storms we face and help us help others.”

Lesa Harrison – Her surgery went great and the report came back favorable.

Praise God: “Father, You are the God who heals. Thank You for taking care of Lesa.

Nancy Noble, Roy Schenning (her former Minister of Music’s Dad) – heart problems.

Pray like this: “Heavenly Father, bring Your healing to his life and let he and his family trust in Your plan for him.”

Steve K. – More new people involved in CAM.

Pray like this: “Dear Lord Jesus, bring people who are humble, committed, passionate, and willing to serve you through the Christian Arts Ministry, for Your glory and Your name sake.”

Helen DeClue – Unspoken.

Pray like this: “Father, You know the need. Meet it according to Your will. We trust You.”

Merrilee Purnell– Sick kiddos, they are doing better.

Pray like this: “Heavenly Father, thanks for taking care of our kids. You know their needs better than we do. Protect them from sin, from temptation and from harm. Keep them healthy and give us wisdom as parents to know how best to meet their needs.”

Debbie Robert’s daughter – is moving here.

Pray like this: “Lord Jesus, thank you for bringing family home. Meet the needs of this daughter in her career, in her home and in her family.”

Several People – Military Service

Bonnie Walter’s brother, Brian

Casey & Desha Clawson’s son, Trey

Michelle Maxwell’s brother, Steve Ladd

Charlie Winans

Pray like this: “Heavenly Father, let these men and their families know Your peace, comfort and favor. Protect them in their service and assure them of Your presence.”

Previous Requests…

Wally & Lori Thrun’s daughter, Becky – does not have saving knowledge of Jesus.

Pray like this: “Dear Lord Jesus, open the eyes of Becky’s heart. Help her to hear, see, know and understand the gospel and why it’s important. Bring people into her life to continually plant, water and care for the seeds of faith in her life. Grow faith in her. Let her mom and dad know the right things to say and do to demonstrate your loving kindness and salvation.”

Darin Harrison – Change in job situation.

Pray like this: “Father, You will provide. Let Darin know peace in his career. Change his job (meaning change the nature of his work)…or change his job.”

Father, we ask all these things in the name of Jesus, trusting You will answer according to Your will – AMEN!

Order of Service

Sunday AM – 02-04-07

VTV – Don’t Hold Back

Pre-service – COUNTDOWN | CD

PRE-SERVICE

CD

SERVICE START | Chad Balthrop

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC

You Are Good – E, CHART

WELCOME | Dr. Roger Ferguson

28 DAYS DEVOTIONAL | Dr. Roger Ferguson

WELCOME SONG

Take Me Higher – G, CHART

VIDEO

Value the Vision

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC

Nothing Left of Me – G, CHART

I Am Thine, O Lord – G, BH – 290

MESSAGE

Dr. Roger Ferguson

OFFERING | ANNOUNCEMENTS

INVITATION

Nothing Left of Me – G, CHART

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Presentation of New Members

Close

Lord, You Are Good – E, CHART

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

My Savior, My God

All the Way to Calvary

God is Working

Oh Praise Him

It’s Amazing

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