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  • First Things

    Contributed by Gary Moore on Jan 25, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,629 views

    Delighting one’s self in God is the first priority of the Chrisitan

    "Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday." INTRODUCTION TO THE SUMMER SERIES This summer we will examine some ...read more

  • First Things

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Jan 21, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,952 views

    At the first of the year it seems good to think of the “first things” God wants us to do. Following are most of the NT scriptures with the word “first” in them.

    FIRST THINGS Matthew 6:31-34 and other Scriptures Intro One week a Sunday school teacher had just finished telling her class the Christmas story, how Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem and how Jesus was born there. So the teacher asked, "Who do you think the most important woman in the ...read more

  • Living A Generous Life Series

    Contributed by Brady Boyd on Jan 15, 2020
     | 1,685 views

    Generosity with our money is one of the most essential parts of our faith.

    First Things Living a Generous Life January 19, 2020 Generosity with our money is one of the most essential parts of our faith. Genesis 14:18-20 NIV hundreds of years before the Law “Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Jamey Stuart on Sep 29, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,158 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 (1) Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,141 views

    We draw meaning from the stuff we collect.How Jesus turned Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Human Needs” pyramid upside-down and flattened it with a single statement: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to

    “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). We live in a pretty materialistic culture; we tend to confuse purpose or meaning in life with success. And we tend to confuse success with the accumulation of material possessions. ...read more

  • First Things First (2) Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 6,224 views

    what “seeking first his kingdom and his righteousness” means and how we might go about.

    First Things First … continued Last week we talked about how Jesus turned Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Human Needs” pyramid upside-down and flattened it with a single statement: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,745 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!

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Nov 3, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,261 views

    If anyone preaches any other thing than the gospel, run as fast away from that church as you can! To many feel good, get rich, be healthy sermons and not enough…We are sinners, deserving Hell, but instead received Grace and Mercy!

    1 Cor. 15:3-8-For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Jun 1, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,140 views

    We can come up with all kinds of excuses, why we don’t attend church, read our bible, pray, tithe, evangelize.

    Haggai 1:1-9 1 In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, 2 "Thus speaks the LORD of ...read more

  • "First Things First" Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Jul 17, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,310 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

    Contributed by David Henderson on Mar 19, 2018
     | 1,530 views

    once you establish your priorities, make sure that these things are taken care of before anything else. Never let anything get in the way of your priorities. Put first things first.

    BALANCE “First Things First” Luke 2:52 and Luke 10: 38-42 Stephen Covey has written an excellent book titled the Seven habits of highly effective people. The book is been around for some time now. I first read it about 25 years ago and I studied the book with a group of professionals in ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 34 ratings
     | 78,022 views

    Understanding how quickly life goes by and how long eternity is should teaches us to have the right priorities. Getting to know God in a personal way should be our greatest priority in life.

    FIRST THINGS FIRST [NEW YEAR] MATTHEW 6:33 [25-34] Jesus presented evidence that worry is irreverent, for it fails to believe that God is in control, that the God who gave us life is sustaining it. Worry is irrelevant because it does not change things nor help us cope with problems. And ...read more

  • The Blessing Of First Things Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Apr 14, 2013
     | 7,445 views

    This the second message in our money month series "The Blessed Life". Looking at the commands for the First Born, the First Fruit and the First Tithe.

    The Blessing of First Things (Many of the concepts in this message come from Robert Morris’s book “The Blessed Life”) Well, here we are week two of Money Month. If you are visiting or new to Cornerstone each year we take the month of April to teach the theology of giving. ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,614 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

    Contributed by Samson Musyoki on Sep 22, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,578 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