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  • The First Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 15, 2011
     | 1,239 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 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 Series

    Contributed by Jorge Acevedo on Feb 17, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,155 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

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Nov 16, 2000
    based on 114 ratings
     | 21,255 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 Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,533 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 Dennis Davidson on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 34 ratings
     | 67,194 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

  • Head-First Or Heart-First

    Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jan 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,089 views

    How do you solve problems and resolve conflict... with your head or heart? Personally, I don't like it when others come at me feelings-first because I feel so ill-equipped. I usually charge head-first into issues, but that generally doesn't bode well w

    How do you solve problems and resolve conflict... with your head or heart? Personally, I don't like it when others come at me feelings-first because I feel so ill-equipped. I usually charge head-first into issues, but that generally doesn't bode well with the softer sex (if you know what I ...read more

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jan 23, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,771 views

    Let's keep the main thing the main thing.

    Putting First Things First Haggai 1:12-15 Rev. Brian Bill 1/22/12 A couple weeks ago, Reed Blunier, age three, came up to me and gave me a gift. He said it was for “Pastor Cheesehead.” It was a book called, “Kids Say the Cutest Things About God.” I’d like to ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 807 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

  • Keeping First Things First

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,278 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

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Feb 10, 2010
     | 2,007 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

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Stephen Gibney on May 13, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,544 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

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 45,592 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 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

  • 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