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Summary: To show that first is not necessarily the best, wait until you hear the second. Proverbs 18:17 (Amplified Bible) 18:17 He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you in favor of second or first? Which is best for you? first or second?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that first is not necessarily the best, wait until you hear the second.

Proverbs 18:17 (Amplified Bible)

18:17 He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him.

IV. TEXT:

1 Corinthians 15:47 (Amplified Bible)

15:47 The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.

V. THESIS:

Thank You very much LORD JESUS, for I am excited at Your Second Coming where You will come and take me with You, and I will reign forever with You.

VI. TITLE:

First Vs Second

Sub-Title: Second is the Best in the Bible, Seven Major Proofs why Second is the Best

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 56 A.D.

C. Purpose: To purify the church from divisions and immorality.

D. To whom written: Corinthian church

E. Main Theme: Unified and pure living, in the midst of an impure world

F. Key word: Love 1 Corinthians 13

G. Key verses: 1 Corinthians 1:12-17; 3:4-7, 21-22; 4:6-7.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

VIII. MAIN BODY:

The Second is the Best as considered by the Bible, while in this world, is different, the first was always given the emphasis, for to the world and in the world of marketing, there's a rule of first, which places greater emphasis on the first one which is always the best according to the world, but how about according to the Bible? That is how the world thinks, but let us think like the Bible, GOD's WORDS and not like the world.

Romans 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

First is "protos" in Greek meaning before, beginning, best, chief, in the world, even the word "first" means best but the best is of the earth, while Second is "deuteros" in Greek meaning second, afterward, again, second. The second time GOD always reaches out to us to save us from sins we have first committed.

1. First Adam vs. Second Adam

1 Corinthians 15:47 (Amplified Bible)

15:47 The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.

The first Adam was a sinner and fell, while the Second Adam saved us from sin.

1 Corinthians 15:45 (Amplified Bible)

15:45 Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].

2. First blood of Abel vs. Second blood of JESUS

Matthew 23:35 (Amplified Bible)

23:35 So that upon your heads may come all the blood of the righteous (those who correspond to the divine standard of right) shed on earth, from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar [of burnt offering].

Hebrews 12:24 (Amplified Bible)

12:24 And to Jesus, the Mediator (Go-between, Agent) of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance].

The first blood of Abel cried out of vengeance, while the second blood of JESUS speaks of mercy.

3. First covenant vs. Second Covenant

Hebrews 8:7-13 (Amplified Bible)

8:7 For if that first covenant had been without defect, there would have been no room for another one or an attempt to institute another one.

8:8 However, He finds fault with them [showing its inadequacy] when He says, Behold, the days will come, says the Lord, when I will make and ratify a new covenant or agreement with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

8:9 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt, for they did not abide in My agreement with them, and so I withdrew My favor and disregarded them, says the Lord.

8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

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