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.
Chris Wall • Ezra 1-2 ESV
As followers of Christ, we do not need to be too worried about the political developments unfolding in front of our eyes. We are not saying voting ispointless. We are saying that Proverbs 21:1 has real merit. “A king’s heart is like streams of water in the Lord’s hand: He directs it wherever He chooses.” Of course, we pray for leaders. We work to influence our governmental system...
Chris Wall • Ezra 5-6 ESV
Have you ever had a setback in life? This is exactly what Israel experienced between chapters 4-5 in Ezra. In the moments of setback, God is working to empower his people to put into action who they are in Him and what they know they should do for Him.
Chris Wall • Ezra 7This passage points to the revival of God’s promises. Boy, do we need a revival regarding the promises of God. Coming back to the Scriptures and standing on them with passion, purpose, grace, love, and faithfulness is a key as we move into a changing culture. Many in our church have a strong desire to impact this world for Christ...
Chris Wall • Ezra 8
Seeking the Lord helps us recognize how God’s hand moves for our good. When God’s people repent, it is remarkable to see how God brings His blessing. In this passage, you see God’s people coming with a heart to seek the Lord. There is fasting. There is focus. This is an example for us regarding how to live. Living our lives focused on seeking the Lord produces a tremendous amount of fruit in our lives. Let’s lean into the example of seeking the Lord...
Chris Wall • Ezra 9-10
Repentance must become our loudest praise. Ezra 9-10 is a difficult passage that must not just be casually read with a 2021 mentality. The ending of Ezra paints one of the most beautiful pictures of repentance. The sad truth is that every one of God's people will rebel against the Lord at some point. When rebellion takes place, repentance is the call. Ezra 9-10 shows us what that looks like.