Putting God First
Building Strong Families – Part 1
Life Church – February 13, 2011
Pastor Dan Walker
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV) These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
1. Put God ___________
Exodus 20:3 (NIV) You shall have no other gods before me.
Proverbs 3:6 (NIV) in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
2. _______ do I put God first?
A. Give God priority in your ________________
Proverbs 13:20 (NIV) He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Proverbs 12:26 (NIV) A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
B. Give God priority in your ________________
Ephesians 5:16-17 (CEV) These are evil times, so make every minute count. Don't be stupid. Instead, find out what the Lord wants you to do.
Mark 1:35 (NIV) Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
C. Give God priority in your ________________
Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV) Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
2 Corinthians 8:12 (NLT) Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.
D. Give God priority in your ________________
Psalm 50:15 (NIV) Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.
3. How do you know when God is first in your life?
You stop _____________
Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow.