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  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 15, 2011
     | 1,235 views

    Stephen, the first Christian martyr, teaches us how we can be prepared to live and die for Christ.

    * Our culture’s love of records and stats (i.e., longest hitting streak; first to land on moon; etc.) * Our culture’s love of “firsts” = they set the standard and give an example to everyone who will ever follow them * Stephen’s role as one among those who did something first...the first ...read more

  • Keeping First Things First

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,265 views

    Jesus needs to be the first and foremost in our lives.

    Keeping First Things First Revelation 2:1-7 May 22, 2005 Morning Service Introduction When I went to Asbury, for seminary, Maxie Dunam became the new president and I remember the advice he gave to the incoming students. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” I believe ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Aug 1, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,388 views

    What kind of premium does God put on communicating with His people? "You have not because you ask not."

    FIRST THINGS FIRST Luke 18:1 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray , and not to faint; Every promise in the Bible comes with a condition. Matt. 6:33, Seek ye first..., Mal. 3:10 ..open the ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Nov 16, 2000
    based on 114 ratings
     | 21,238 views

    Seek first the Kingdom of God.

    "First Things First" Matthew 6:25-33 In the ancient Arabian folktale, Aladdin, Aladdin is the lazy son of a poor Chinese tailor. After his father's death, he meets a magician who says that he is Aladdin's uncle. The magician convinces Aladdin to go after a beautiful lamp that is hidden in a ...read more

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 24, 2001
    based on 209 ratings
     | 19,144 views

    It has taken us generations of self-study to come up with 3 major "wants" in life. Yet Jesus knew it all along!

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX A. Psychologists tell us that there are 3 major "wants" in life. The first "want" is to want comfort - to want food when we are hungry, to want something to drink when we are thirsty, to want a cool place when we ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Kevin Burden on Nov 1, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,098 views

    Don’t pass over the Salutation in Romans 1. The first seven verses is one long sentence of 126 words, rich with spiritual truth.

    First Things First Romans 1:1-7 As we examine the first several verses of this epistle to the Romans we should be aware that Paul has now been a Christian for about 26 years. It is his 6th epistle. The Gospel is spoken of using three different expressions: “The Gospel of God” – v 1. “The ...read more

  • "First Things First"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,969 views

    What are the firstfruits that we should give to God?

    Iliff and Saltillo Churches February 29, 2004 First Sunday of Lent “First Things First” Deut. 26:1-11 INTRODUCTION: Today is the first Sunday of the Lenten Season, a 40 day period of time, in which we can reflect on our lives and make changes. Today’s scripture is applicable to us as well ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 17, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,466 views

    This is about getting priorities straight.

    Worship is bringing pleasure to God. One way we bring pleasure to God is by doing his will for us, and his church. We have two big problems though. The first is that we may think we are inferior, and the second is that we have our own ideas about what is best. I. We are not INFERIOR. When I ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Jun 21, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 723 views

    A message for the church to refocus on the most important things that we are to do and be as Christians.

    First Things First! August 1st, 1999 Do First Things First illustration (Priorities) (a Big Jar, needs to be clear, need rocks, sand, water, ... Don’t let the people see what all you have to put into the jar. First, put rocks into the jar and ask, “is it full?” They should say yes. Then ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Larry La Douceur on Nov 11, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,880 views

    Some form of the word “Seek” is used in the Bible over 150 times, therefore when we encounter a verse that clearly states we are to “seek first” something, that should clearly get our attention.

    First Things First Introduction Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. The bible in different ways tells us what we need to seek for and what we should not seek. Examples – Leviticus 19:31 “‘Do not turn to mediums or ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,530 views

    The second in our series on the book of Genesis. In this sermon we begin with a look at the first two verses of chapter one.

    Genesis (2) (First Things First) Text: Genesis 1:1-2 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Last Sunday when we looked at this passage we saw that Moses wanted to make it clear to us that it was God and God alone that was responsible for creation. We also talked about how God created all that exists ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Jorge Acevedo on Feb 17, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,152 views

    In order for us to affirm and encourage others in relationships we must first accept God's love and view of our lives.

    Lake Washington Fellowship 2/7/10 Title: ‘First Things First’ Theme: Compliments/affirmation Series: The Positive Side of Family Prop: Bucket of beach sand ‘First Things First’ We begin this morning a new series of messages that I’m calling ‘The ...read more

  • "First Things First" Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Jul 22, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,344 views

    Happiness is a choice. If you do not have it, it is no one else’s fault. It is because you have chosen otherwise. Arrange your priorities and choose the things that really matter.

    “First things First” Philippians 1:20-30 Here we find the great apostle Paul in prison in Rome. There would be some similarities in prison in that day and today but certainly there are some differences as well. In Paul’s day, the prisoner was often shackled, in chains to a guard. This guard ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 14, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,247 views

    Use what you have before you ask for more; put the work of the Lord first in your priorities; and expect the church itself to live in faith and with godly priorities.

    It is very important to put first things first. It’s important to get things in the right order. If you don’t get first things first, life just does not work out right. For example, speech. Language is tricky, and if you don’t get the words in the right order, the meaning can be drastically ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Sep 21, 2009
     | 1,504 views

    Comparing the first two churches in Revelation 2 -Ephesus and Smyrna - to see that bigger and brighter is not always better, and that holding on to our first love, must be our primary task as a church.

    “First Things first” - Revelation 2:1-11 By James Galbraith September 13, 2009 First Baptist Church, Port Alberni Background: The Revelation was written by Apostle John, near the time of his death, after he was given a fantastic vision of the future: - many fixate on myriad of confusing ...read more