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Kingdom First: Session #5 on Kingdom Decisions


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Kingdom First: Session #5 on Kingdom Decisions

  1. 1. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be yours as well.” Matthew 6:33
  2. 2. The “God First” Model...
  3. 3. R’ships Family JesusHealth Work Money
  4. 4. 1. Anatomy of a God idea
  5. 5. Acts 14:21 They preached the gospel in that cityand won a large number of disciples. Then theyreturned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22strengthening the disciples and encouraging themto remain true to the faith. “We must go throughmany hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” theysaid. 23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders forthem in each church and, with prayer and fasting,committed them to the Lord, in whom they had puttheir trust.
  6. 6. Ps 37:4 Take delight in the Lord,and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  7. 7. Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,a light on my path.
  8. 8. 2. You vs “You”
  9. 9. Acts 15:5 Then some of the believers whobelonged to the party of the Pharisees stoodup and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcisedand required to keep the law of Moses.”6 The apostles and elders met to consider thisquestion. 7 After much discussion, Peter gotup and addressed them:
  10. 10. 2 Cor 4:1 Therefore, since through God’s mercywe have this ministry, we do not lose heart.2Rather, we have renounced secret andshameful ways; we do not use deception, nordo we distort the word of God. On the contrary,by setting forth the truth plainly we commendourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sightof God.
  11. 11. 3. Finding Peace
  12. 12. Acts 15: 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spiritand to us not to burden you with anythingbeyond the following requirements:
  13. 13. 2 Cor 2:12 Now when I went to Troas to preachthe gospel of Christ and found that the Lordhad opened a door for me, 13 I still had nopeace of mind, because I did not find mybrother Titus there. So I said goodbye to themand went on to Macedonia.
  14. 14. 4. The Role of Circumstances
  15. 15. Acts 16:6 Paul and his companions traveledthroughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia,having been kept by the Holy Spirit frompreaching the word in the province of Asia. 7When they came to the border of Mysia, theytried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesuswould not allow them to.
  16. 16. Acts 16:8 So they passed by Mysia and wentdown to Troas. 9 During the night Paul had avision of a man of Macedonia standing andbegging him, “Come over to Macedonia andhelp us.” 10 After Paul had seen the vision, wegot ready at once to leave for Macedonia,concluding that God had called us to preach thegospel to them.
  17. 17. Four Big Ideas1. Anatomy of a God idea2. You & “You”3. Finding Holy Spirit Peace4. The Role of Circumstances
  18. 18. R’ships Family JesusHealth Work Money
  19. 19. And You?