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June 22, 2021 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans is the only way to clear up. Our vision is to keep things to make it today and not all shook up about tomorrow is has been put in place celebrating. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative to many people.
Faith is the last resort, when all other solutions fail today. Dr. Evans explains why the opposite should be true as he begins a series called the kingdom life.
Let's join Jesus in Matthew chapter 6 first three these words and his righteousness and all these things will be to you as the word first God's kingdom demand to be first. Not one among many. But to be first. The problem lies is that God and his kingdom are not first. These now I got a new but not first kingdom is rule. Righteousness is the state God requires for people to be rightly related to God's standard that he requires because his kingdom has standards rules governing guidelines by which we operate on the decay. That's righteousness to stand.
In other words, if you are a Christian you want to know the way to go, think, perceive, view, something reactive, something related to someone that's righteousness must give you my view is because we do like the mischievous boys went into the department store and they took all the tags off of the expensive clothes and put on the cheek close to all the tags off the cheek close to put on expensive clothes so folks will pay a lot of money for junk and a little bit of money for the good stuff been switched, switch tags on us to go to the fourth, one where shrink in switch is made you look cheap. He's made the biblical worldview for the kingdom view is religious not know the dynamically changed because we would've seen that which is most operation but he is correct for allies to man's way of thinking to the world's way of thinking with a little Jesus sprinkled on top to make it look like is okay. Colonoscopy a fun colonoscopy is what you gonna drink this nasty stuff that makes you want to drink this is not pleasant. And you gotta get rid of what you drank, and I believe it is double process so the doctor can see clearly whether there is anything growing in the cold. This nasty process so we can see clearly so we can fix it something switching from the wall because you will between colonoscopy, righteousness, and to the point made to remove so that we can experience kingdom lady one Thompson. Making up the clean window may come back and do a good job. You can click this window is the third time we still pulled off his glasses to wipe it off now clean window because he thought the problem with the problem was right in his face. Dirty glasses say we think they get right. He changes it may change if this gets better next week.
You will not give you the problem for God's righteousness, he must be the wish righteousness is determined what ever else you touch the congratulate you and you because when you miss what's first. It doesn't matter that you got what was second and third click seek the kingdom of God is what he says in verse 22 is the lamp of the body. Solomon if you clear your whole body will be full of light.
But it is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness and the light that is in you is darkness rated as no man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth or secular treasures. He says the lamp wants this over light is in the words I give you the ability to do everything else you can walk when you walk in, because you can see where you go you can know what you grab as you can see yourself getting your ability to do everything else is tied to your site because of the land for the rest of you to be illuminated, but that is you lose your site. You lose the ability to function properly because you can say one thing you need is no wonder you're running things and all the things because that which is life.you can soaping both in the show, you lose you as you lose your equilibrium because when the eyesight does everything else. Perspective is lost know he says I want you to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness to standard because we do pull up to you, you are going nowhere. You aren't going anywhere. And the reason is engine is not been back on a few. If you're Christian engine have not been made for this world's point of view. See but we keep hope in the world into our image that's been re-created in Christ one while we bumping along bumping along because you putting fuel in a system that the system rejects system rejects the spirit of God in you.
If you are rejects God's point of view and we wonder why was the moon except that God's kingdom will cooperate with only one thing, but it affects everything, seek ye first. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more thoughts about the effects of seeking God first. One of the things that sets Christianity apart from all other phase is that it didn't begin with seeking God. It began with God seeking us. You can learn more about that miracle with the help of Tony's booklet called the grace of God. It talks about the new nature. The Lord is building within us and explains how appreciating this unbelievable gift enough you finally break the failure cycle but keep so many Christians trapped in right now for a limited time will send it to you as a way of saying thanks when you help support our work.
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Once again, here's Tony's first study to really see all these things for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these he says they always say can. You haven't done to seek success in school and most college so you spent six drink to employable so you can earn money you have prioritized these things just to get a job, a career in employment because that's important you got the living energy mass is a great degree you study something online for you going to know the trays go to employable beneficial okay to do to be of one to do what you do the best you can do it.
The point is what's first make myself so I made one God is proud of me and they go after, but your heavenly father knows these things. You say that heavenly father not talk about the Christians. He says that he knows what you need me wrong, when you're doing something for the glory of God. You want to give it your best. What's wrong is when God is removed out of the equation that could be like the Gentiles that paid homage. Every now and then go to church on Christmas or maybe they go every week and give me a living room experience because you know but seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness closes with verse 34.
So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Today is the tomorrow he was scared about yesterday. In other words, you never run out of tomorrow's way to make it today and not be all shook up about tomorrow is that the kingdom has been put in place. God has been established.
God has been positioned and you are kingdom Christian because his fourth king is first I would like to challenge you to change one thing and watch that one thing change everything else. The only successful Victoria singles I know singles were put God first in a strange helping operate single couples unless a man is willing to place himself on the kingdom of people always be living in conflict because he is going to the brothers were just like him to get it device on how to be happy to make this woman submit whatever it is or she because she will submit to the K's mission on the God in conflict for me and my house will as a single man of the situation. The man, but guess what is and all these things will be added to. In other words, your daddy got your back because your heavenly father is not that heavenly father got your back so you like the Gentiles to get ahead when your daddy said if you make me first. I got your back a lot with number three get to see what God would look like when God has back with me on the agenda with a doggy dog world. Many the Gentiles the kingdom. Closing her name was Florence Chadwick front strap with a professional swimmer to swim the English Channel side of the swing approximately approximately 26 miles from Catalina Island off the California coast to the shore of the California so she got in those chilly waters and began swimming for hours and hours and hours on a very foggy day she came to the place where she had to give up she could go any further. She waved the boat over that was trailing her and said I can go any further, I'm done. After she got out the water into the boat, she was asked why did you quit because I couldn't see I was too much fall and I got the scare is a couldn't see, only to discover when she got the boat she was less than 1 mile from the California issue is almost, but she was defeated because she couldn't see she decided to do it again sometime later she got water and swam all the way from Catalina Island all the way to the shores of California nonstop. But when she was here in the first one. It was the last one she is a mental picture of the California show the shoreline in my saying something real likely safe where I was going in your perspective on what you can see what God is called Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to finish up our program with the word of prayer sure to stay with us. Today's message was called the priority of the kingdom and its available from us if you'd like to review it on your own or share it with your church is also part of the series 20 began today but kingdom life. Here's what he told me about it recently, while Dave looks at the everyday life of the believer. Ultimately, focusing on the principles that will lead us in an abundant life full of purpose and power the life of the believer can be tough often will surrounded by more of what the world thinks that what the Bible speaks in this series is designed to clarify what blessings impact power and calling God has in store for you. Remember, we are offering this entire six lesson series on CD or digital download is our gift when you make a donation to help support the ministry of the alternative, along with a copy of the booklet I told you about earlier, the grace of God. It's our way of showing appreciation for the continued support of listeners just like you who make this program possible. Get all the details and make a request online had Tony Evans.org again that's Tony Evans.org or you can call her 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our team members help you again 1-800-800-3222.
People think of a blessing as a little extra something we get from God, but tomorrow Dr. Evans will explain why it's really intended to be more of a lifestyle event right now though he's back with a closing prayer.
Let's pray, thank you for the opportunity to serve you by serving those who are friends or listeners. We know we live in a world today. A full of pain and pressure, particularly families with the divorce rate as it is father with the abandonment rate with fatherless rated all the other social pressures that families are facing. I pray that you will bring families together in a supernatural way to overwhelm praying that the world is trying to impose upon. I pray for every man that will be a kingdom that he will leave his family righteously. I pray for everyone with a shoe making the woman that we shall be a full partner in realizing what God wants for the home. I pray for the children. They will follow the parents as they follow Christ is not abandon the faith in their teenage years and so many attempted to do that.
I prefer the single person who is trusting you. For me, but who has to live for you. This single state that you will you will become their mate and their fulfillment until such time as you change the circumstance we pray for family mix them together so that the strong solid witnesses for you. Jesus, the alternative with Dr. Tony Abbott celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contribution. Listeners like you