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  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 14, 2011
     | 1,324 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

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Sep 21, 2009
     | 1,658 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

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Feb 10, 2010
     | 2,155 views

    Because Ezra not only knew the Scriptures but applied them to his life, he was granted great authority by this heathen King. His title would have been the equivalent of Secretary of State for Jewish Affairs.

    Putting First Things First Ezra 7:10 In the book of Ezra we find the fulfillment of God's promise to Israel through Jeremiah to bring the Jews back to their land after 70 years of captivity in Babylon. The first 6 chapters deal with the return of the first colony under the leadership of ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,726 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
     | 4,350 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 Joseph Smith on Aug 14, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,567 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

    Contributed by Samson Musyoki on Sep 22, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,732 views

    Many times we fail to receive the Lord’s blessings because we put what we love before us rather than what the Lord wants.

    FIRST THINGS FIRST GENESIS 29:25-27 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “what is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?” Laban replied, “ It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 942 views

    A New Year’s message on excuses and priorities and the preeminence of Christ--what it means to be a disciple.

    “First Things First” ~Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Count the Cost Jesus encounters three volunteers who are eager to swear allegiance and follow Him, but who have certain conditions. They figured they were ready to follow Jesus, and they seem ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Jamey Stuart on Sep 29, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,155 views

    Part two - a message showing how when we give God the first part of our finances he is able to bless the rest.

    Introduction: A lot of you missed last week – and let me tell you – when you missed last week you missed out on a blessing! The Holy Spirit was here in a powerful way. One person trusted Christ as we introduced this series on Recession Proofing Your Finances. You also missed out on a fasting and ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 18, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,501 views

    Half our miseries are caused by fancying things that we think are coming upon us: half the things that we expect to come upon us never come at all. Where is our faith? “Do not be worried about tomorrow” that is the commandment of Christ, and it is the way

    Opening illustration: A seminar leader wanted to make an important point, so he took a wide mouth jar and filled it with rocks. “Is the jar full?” he asked. “Yes,” came a reply. “Oh, really?” he said. Then poured smaller pebbles into the jar to fill the spaces between the rocks. “Is it full now?” ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,566 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 18, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 854 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 Series

    Contributed by Kevin Burden on Oct 29, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,217 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 Mike Logan on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,173 views

    A Message of encouragement for entering a new year or can be edited for a new season.

    First things First January 4, 2004 Pastor Mike Logan Welcome Saints……it is wonderful to be here with you this morning. Can you believe it’s already 2004? It’s amazing how fast time creeps up on us isn’t it? Being the first of the year, there are many things that start fresh…New ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by A.t. Stewart on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,243 views

    What is the first thing one must do to insure his or her spiritual growth? Paul told Titus something that may surprise you.

    FIRST THINGS FIRST Titus 1:1-5 Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect,” (Matt. 5:48). That’s a rather tall order, ...read more