A God First Life
Matthew 6:33 Voice
 Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then all these things will be given to you too.
God’s Word (Rhema)
Matthew 4:4 Voice
 Jesus (quoting Deuteronomy): It is written, “Man does not live by bread alone. Rather, he lives on every word that comes from the mouth of the Eternal One.”
God’s Timing (Kairos)
James 4:13-15 Voice
 Listen carefully, those of you who make your plans and say, “We are traveling to this city in the next few days. We’ll stay there for one year while our business explodes and revenue is up.”
 The reality is you have no idea where your life will take you tomorrow. You are like a mist that appears one moment and then vanishes another.
 It would be best to say, “If it is the Lord’s will and we live long enough, we hope to do this project or pursue that dream.”
God’s Grace (Charis)
Romans 6:15-18 Voice
 So what do we do now? Throw ourselves into lives of sin because we are cloaked in grace and don’t have to answer to the law? Absolutely not!
 Doesn’t it make sense that if you sign yourself over as a slave, you will have to obey your master? The question before you is, What will be your master? Will it be sin-which will lead to certain death-or obedience-which will lead to a right and reconciled life?
 Thank God that your slavery to sin has ended and that in your new freedom you pledged your heartfelt obedience to that teaching which was passed on to you.
 The beauty of your new situation is this: now that you are free from sin, you are free to serve a different master, God’s redeeming justice.