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  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 14, 2011
     | 1,282 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

    Contributed by Samson Musyoki on Sep 22, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,643 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
     | 869 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

  • Put First Things First Series

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 2, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,362 views

    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 ...read more

  • "First Things First"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Feb 27, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,154 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 15, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,523 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 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Gibney on May 10, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,638 views

    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 ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by A.t. Stewart on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,196 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

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 46,365 views

    In chapter 8, Ezra and Nehemiah comfort the afflicted. In chapter 9, the comfortable are afflicted. Joy and grief are two sides of the same coin. After a thrilling encounter with God, which causes them to break into celebration, the believers now come

    Putting First Things First Earlier this week I was sitting in my office when I received an email from my youngest sister. She and her husband have been attending a church for a while and have become interested in spiritual things. We’ve been praying for both of them for quite some time and have ...read more

  • First Things First (1) Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,799 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
     | 4,546 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 Series

    Contributed by Jamey Stuart on Sep 29, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,087 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 Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,615 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

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Feb 10, 2010
     | 2,098 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

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 1, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,827 views

    One of the most common faults among those who claim to be Christians is that of having wrong priorities in this life. The truth is, we are amiss when it becomes our habit to put secondary things primary, and primary things secondary. It is hard to believ

    Intro: One of the most common faults among those who claim to be Christians is that of having wrong priorities in this life. The truth is, we are amiss when it becomes our habit to put secondary things primary, and primary things secondary. It is hard to believe and yet so true that we sin and do ...read more