Dec. 29, 2019: Priorities for 2020

DECEMBER 29, 2019

Series: Steps To 2020 Success

Priorities for 2020

Exodus 20:1-3

Just as a new mower comes equipped with an owner’s manual, explaining how to get maximum performance with minimum wear and tear, God has given us the Ten Commandments as instructions for life as it’s meant to be.

  1. Why God gave us the Ten Commandments.

     God’s motive: Because He Loves Us.

  1. Step #1 to the Good life

     Verse 3 – You shall have no other gods before me.

  1. The principle God Gets First place.

Definition of a “god.” Anything that has first place in your life.

Key to freedom:  Choosing the best Master.

  1. The promise He’ll take care of you.

Seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.

  1. The procedure Give God our whole life.

How do I make God the #1 priority of my life?

  1. Put God first in your finances.

Prov. 3:9-10 – Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops, then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your bats will brim over with new wine.

I Cor. 16:2 – The purpose of tithing is to teach you to put God first in your lives.

  1. Put God first in your Interest.

I Cor. 10:31 – So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.

  1. Put God first in your Relationships.

Prov. 27:19 – What a man is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.

 Joshua 24:15 – As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

  1. Put God first in your Schedule.

Psalm 55:17 – I will pray morning, noon, and night and He will hear and answer me.

Mark 1:35 – Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up and went off to a solitary place where He prayed.

Put God first in your Troubles.

Psalm 50:15 – Call upon me in your day of trouble and I will deliver you and you will honor Me.

Col. 1:18 – (Christ) was raised from death in order that He alone might have first place in all things.

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