Big Valley Grace Community Church
PRIORITIES MATTER
August 22, 2020

PRIORITIES MATTER

August 22, 2020

MESSAGENOTES

PRIORITIES MATTER

AUGUST 22/23, 2020

 

Exodus 20:3 (NASB) 

“You shall have no other gods before Me.”

 3 Great Themes That Run Throughout the Bible

THEME #1:  God wants you to love Him!

Deuteronomy 6:5 (NLT)

“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.”

THEME #2:  God wants you to love others!

Deuteronomy 10:18-19 (NLT)

“He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. 19So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.”

Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT)

“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37Jesus replied, “ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’  38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

THEME #3:  God wants you to live a God-honoring life!

Deuteronomy 6:18a (NLT)

“Do what is right and good in the LORD’s sight, so all will go well with you.”

Deuteronomy 10:12a (NLT)

“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him…”

 

4 Tools that Help Keep God Your Top Priority

TOOL #1: Give the Lord the first thoughts of every day!

Psalm 5:3 (NIV)

In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

TOOL #2: Give the Lord the first day of every week!

Hebrews 10:25a (NIV)

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing…

TOOL #3: Give the Lord the first consideration in every decision!

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NCV)

Trust the LORD with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. 6Remember the LORD in all you do, and he will give you success.

Matthew 6:33 (NCV)

“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

Ephesians 5:15-17 (NCV)

So be very careful how you live. Do not live like those who are not wise, but live wisely. 16Use every chance you have for doing good, because these are evil times. 17So do not be foolish but learn what the Lord wants you to do.

TOOL #4: Give the Lord the first part of every paycheck!

Proverbs 3:9a (TLB)

Honor the Lord by giving Him the first part of all your income…”

Matthew 6:21 (NLT)

“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”

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