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  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 14, 2011
     | 1,266 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

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 1, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,780 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 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Gibney on May 10, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,610 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 (1) Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,781 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 Series

    Contributed by Jamey Stuart on Sep 29, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,054 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

  • Put First Things First Series

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 2, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,301 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 Mike Logan on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,002 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
     | 1,175 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

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 18, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,297 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 Joseph Smith on Aug 14, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,385 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 Series

    Contributed by Jorge Acevedo on Feb 17, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,243 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 Ken Mckinley on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,587 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 David Henderson on Jul 17, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,489 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
     | 569 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

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jul 2, 2018
     | 918 views

    Putting first things first requires life service, not just lip service

    Several years ago, Christian author, researcher and pastor Ed Stetzer wrote an article titled “Too Many So-Called Christians Merely Giving Lip Service to Jesus”. In that article Stetzer observed that roughly 3 out of 4 Americans identify as Christians and that those self-identified Christians fall ...read more