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  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 15, 2011

    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 more

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 24, 2001
    based on 209 ratings

    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 more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Stephen Gibney on May 13, 2003
    based on 9 ratings

    God’s Covenant with Adam.

    THE ADAM PROJECT First Things First: Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:4-7 We would do well to start preaching the gospel not in terms of just religion, or having a relationship with God but preaching it on the basis of a covenant that God makes with people. In fact the Bible is divided into two testaments more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 17, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    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 more

  • "First Things First"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    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 more

  • Put First Things First Series

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    3 OF 7 in series on Personal Cange

    Put First Things First Matthew 6:33 In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it a fourth endowment - independent will - that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability more

  • First Things First

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

    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 more

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on May 3, 2006

    In Colossians chapter one, Paul declares the preeminence ("first-ness") of Christ in five areas: the gospel message; the cross; the creation; the church, Paul’s ministry. Who do you think Jesus is?

    Putting First Things First Series: Jesus, Post-Resurrection, part 2 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers April 29, 2006 2705 A Part Of Main Structure Rev. W. Kingstone Greenland visited a vacant house with a friend who desired to purchase it. The friend was particularly struck by the more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Vernon L Caruthers on May 1, 2006
    based on 35 ratings

    This sermon is taken from Jesus’ sermon on the mount. It asks us totake a good look at our priorities in life. Is Christ Jesus "REALLY" our number one priority?

    WHERE DOES JESUS RANK IN YOUR LIST OF PRIORITIES? SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: MATTHEW 6:33 ’But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Godand His Righteousness and All These Things Shall Be Added unto You.’ Introduction: I’d like to ask you a question this morning and I would like for you to more

  • Living First Things First Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jun 19, 2006

    Part 6 of series Jesus, Post-Resurrection. In Colossians 3 and 4, the Apostle Paul shows how the supremacy of Christ should show through our personal purity; Christian fellowship; the home; our work; our witness to the world; and in the way we serve God.

    Living First Things First Colossians 3 and 4 May 28, 2006 Some might say that in the third and fourth chapters of Colossians, Paul gets PRACTICAL, because that’s where he sets out to show us how the superiority of Christ over all things ought to be displayed in our daily lives. But I don’t more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jun 16, 2006
    based on 34 ratings

    A message about setting your priorities.

    FIRST THINGS FIRST I attended the California Baptist Institute for 5 years. Dr. Roy M. Reed was the president of the school and every year, on the first day of school he gave the same lecture. He would say, "Young men, learn to set your priorities." The Word of God give us a list of more

  • First Things First

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

    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 the more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Mike Logan on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings

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

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 18, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    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?” more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Jamey Stuart on Sep 30, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more