Summary: The world wants you to make it a priority; we must remember God is our real priority.
Make God Your Priority
November 9, 2014 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: The world wants you to make it a priority; we must remember God is our real priority.
Focus Passage: Daniel 3:13-18
Supplemental Passage: "You shall have no other gods before Me. (Exodus 20:3 NASB)
Introduction: Surprised to see an empty seat at the Super Bowl stadium, a diehard fan remarked about it to a woman sitting nearby. "It was my husband's," the woman explained, "But he died." "I'm very sorry," said the man. "Yet I'm really surprised that another relative, or friend, didn't jump at the chance to take the seat reserved for him." "Beats me," she said. "They all insisted on going to the funeral." Coffee Break.
I. Priority in Time
a. The world calls for your time
b. You never heard of Wednesday ball practice and certainly never Sunday ball practice
c. The world will chip away at your time with God
d. Start each day with Jesus!
II. Priority in Money
a. The world calls for your money
b. Internet bills. Phone bills. Cable TV bills. Car payments. Mortgage payments.
c. The world will chip away at your bank account
d. Start each paycheck with an offering to the Lord!
III. Priority in Life
a. The world calls for your life
b. Political parties call for devotion. “Good causes” call for our devotion. The world wants you to compromise for it.
c. The world will chip away at your life.
d. Make God a priority of every thought, every action, and every word spoken.
Application/Invitation: That great missionary to India, William Carey, became deeply concerned about the attitude of his son Felix. The young man, a professing Christian, had promised to become a missionary. But he broke his vow when he was appointed ambassador to Burma.
Carey requested prayer for him: "Pray for Felix. He has degenerated into an ambassador of the British government when he should be serving the King of kings." Our Daily Bread.