We exist to love all people to Christ and equip them on their journey with God and one another. We believe Jesus Christ is the hope of the world and the church is His plan for sharing that hope with the world. Every week, from the First Baptist Owasso, we explore the Word of God to strengthen our faith, draw near to Him, and deepen our love for one another.
Chad Balthrop • 1 Peter 1:17-25 NKJV
It doesn’t seem fair. The food that tastes the best is bad for us. The things we want to buy are more than we can afford. The life we’ve always wanted seems just outside our reach. Yet God reminds us. There’s more to this life than this moment. Every minor decision paves the way to monumental mistakes or builds memories that tell a story you can’t wait to read again. By the grace of God, your life has been transformed...
Chris Wall • 1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV
God is faithful to prepare us for tough times and challenging circumstances. Faith in Christ comes with a call to the frontlines of the spiritual battle. One of the reasons we don’t go to heaven right after coming to faith in Christ is that we have work to do. Thriving in #themissionlife is impossible without the pursuit of holiness. Today, lean into how the Holy Spirit helps you live a holy life.
Chris Wall • 1 Peter 1:10-12 ESV
Salvation is so magnificent. It has been passed from generation to generation. We have a responsibility to do the same. In fact, our responsibility is so very important, the angels in heaven are actually envious of us. How cool is that?
Chris Wall • 1 Peter 1:3-9 ESV
When Christ saves us and then grows us, so many blessings come our way. We have a hope that is living. We have strength and purpose through trials. And, there is no more fear in death. For every believer, our last day on the earth will be the day we receive the goal of our faith. That will be the day we cross the finish line experiencing seeing all that salvation means in real-time. The challenge is to live today with the end in mind...
Chris Wall • 1 Peter 1:1-2 ESV
The Bible is clear; Jesus does not keep us from tough times or difficult circumstances. God is big enough and always faithful to walk us through every chaotic situation we will face. From 1 Peter, discover proven ways God has given us to navigate the complexities of our world. God is faithful. His promises are always true. Because of His grace, your life is TRANSFORMED.
Chris Wall • Revelation 3:14-22 ESV
God has called and mobilized us to engage together as Ambassadors for Christ. Like 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “it is as though God were making His appeal through us.” God has been faithful to make Himself known to the world, but His most effective and intentional plan for sharing the news of salvation to the lost is through the lives of every believer and every church. Let’s engage with one another living every day as Ambassadors for Christ.
Chris Wall • Revelation 3:1-6 ESV
First Baptist Owasso is a church committed to community. We are living life together walking through the ups and downs of life. As we build a church living in AUTHENTIC BIBLICAL COMMUNITY, we get close enough to one another to confront, serve, and face adversity side by side. Sardis was a church that was on the verge of death because they failed to live together authentically. Let's learn from this dying church.
Chris Wall • Revelation 2:18-29 ESV
Our church works diligently to understand and live by the Word of God in every area of our lives. Following Jesus is not just a part of our lives. Faith drives everything we do. The church at Thyatira wanted to love everyone but made the mistake of drifting away from truth. To avoid that trap, one of our core values is connecting God's truth to our daily lives. God is faithful to use His word to help us navigate every challenge in every environment.
Chris Wall • Revelation 2:1-7 ESV
Our church has been planted in Owasso and Tulsa to "Love All people to Christ, equipping them on their journey with God and one another." As we begin 2022, we are going to take a look at four churches in Revelation processing the Core Values of our church. Ephesus had the right doctrine, but left their love of Christ. Doctrine is important but right doctrine must be grounded in a growing love for God and one another...