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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Apr 28, 2006
     | 1,454 views

    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 ...read more

  • Living First Things First Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jun 16, 2006
     | 1,049 views

    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 ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 850 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

  • 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

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 18, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,293 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 Stephen Gibney on May 10, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,610 views

    God’s Covenant with Adam.

  • 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

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 46,053 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

  • 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 (2) Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,489 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 Dennis Davidson on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 34 ratings
     | 67,616 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

  • Putting First Things First Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jan 23, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,115 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