Pastor Dave Sarsons
September 15, 2019
SERMON: September 15th, 2019 “Put God First”
1 John 2:15-17 The Message (MSG)
15-17 Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
How do we put God first? What does our relationship look like versus a religion? We cannot just say that we will put God first or think we will put God first; we have to live it. Our identity is tied to whatever we give our heart to and therefore if we give our heart to Jesus, then our identity is solely based on Him. God has never wanted us to have him as Number One in our lives. God is to be the only One in our lives. God is not to be the top of the heap – He is the heap! God is the One who must consume your heart and your obedience. If God isn’t your only god then He is not your God at all.