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  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 15, 2011
     | 1,241 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
     | 3,279 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 Vernon L Caruthers on May 1, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,627 views

    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 ...read more

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 45,594 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

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Aug 1, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,391 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
     | 21,256 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

  • First Things First (2) Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,338 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 (1) Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,705 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

    Contributed by Jerry Dunn on Jun 6, 2001
    based on 158 ratings
     | 5,630 views

    This is a sermon on priorities. God is to be first place in our hearts.

    First Things First Matthew 6:33 Most of us live our daily life by a schedule. We carry with us our “Daily Planner” and are constantly making entries so that we will know where we are supposed to be, and exactly when we are supposed to be there! Some of us where watches or pagers that have an ...read more

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 2, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,673 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

  • "First Things First"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,975 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 Kevin Burden on Nov 1, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,102 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 Glenn Newton on Jun 21, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 727 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 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

  • Put First Things First Series

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,221 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