First Things First
Pastor Corey Willis, December 30, 2018
FIRST THINGS FIRST – It’s a New Season
(Matthew 6:33 NIV) But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
(Philippians 3:12-14 NIV) Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
The Expectations of Jesus
- When you GIVE.
- When you PRAY.
- When you FAST.
Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something.
(1 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV) …train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Give, Pray, Fast, Study