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Priority of the Kingdom

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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June 27, 2021 8:00 am

Priority of the Kingdom

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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June 27, 2021 8:00 am

No matter what's on your list of goals, Dr. Tony Evans says that the item at the top is what determines your chance of success. Join him as he talks about what seeking God's kingdom first really means, and how it shapes every other activity of life.

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Dr. Tony Evans is the only way to clear up. Our vision is to keepers things make it today and not all shook up about tomorrow is 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 read 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 in most of our lives is that God and his kingdom are not first. These now I got a new one but not first, many people say well, but excuse me. You always have, what's first. The only reason we don't have time because it's not the first. When God created man, he made it clear I will be first, the Bible says God rejected pain, but he received the offering of Abel his brother describes one of the main reason why you receive Abel because Abel brought to God personally of his offering he brought in what was first Jesus said to the chart you have all love you.

Let me first is that of the saints of the Macedonia cell to the Lord before I did anything else they took it at first class is one that Jesus Christ might have place in everything. It is the that has created everything else. This is not a request like you to consider one.

No. Maybe the reducible minimum and nonnegotiable reality. He says I am not one among many can be compared to the atonement as we started Malachi you bring your John, Greg King CP living rooms was a misnamed fitting rooms in living rooms. We live in the kitchen and sometimes the dam kitchen but we kitchen we don't in the living room. I remember growing up in Baltimore and not be told to get out the living room and I was plastic on the furniture in the living room. Two occasions and special guest living room that you it was misnamed. Many of us have misnamed God.

We call him God, but good for the week visit him on Sunday. We have visiting experience with God first place relationship with God.

CP the kingdom of God kingdom was ruled. Righteousness is the standard God requires for people to be rightly related as God's standard that he requires because his kingdom has standards rules governing guidelines by which we operate under the king. That's righteousness to stand. In other words, if you are a Christian you want to know the way to go. Think I perceive view something reactive. Something related to someone that's righteousness first unless you know you will give you my view will give you my because my standard. We do like the mischievous boys went to the department store and they took all the tags off of the expensive clothes and put on the cheek close to call 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.

Go to the wall for us, shady clothing over there, one where I shrink in the switch is made you look cheap. He's made himself the biblical worldview for the kingdom, you may not look like a religious not know if we want God's dynamically changed because you have seen that which is most operation but he is correct relies thus to man's way of thinking to the world's way of thinking with a little Jesus brick on top to make it look like is okay. Colonoscopy phone colonoscopy was not gonna drink this nasty stuff that makes you want to vomit. You gonna 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 will process this nasty process so we can see clearly so he can fix if something is wrong. Switching from the wall will process framework for an extended period of time because between righteousness, and to the point that needs to be removed so that we can experience kingdom reality lady one Thompson with a husband. The man came up to clean the window and come back and do a good job got again this amount what you can clear this window is the third time we still pulled off his glasses to complete.

Next, wipe it off now clean window because he thought the problem without fail, when the problem was right in his face.

Dirty glasses say we think they could write. He changes that may change if this gets better.

We elect him we do over there. Don't be clear not to view of the problem seeking God's righteousness, he must be the standard by which righteousness is determined if it doesn't matter what ever else you touch their everybody congratulate you and you because when you miss what's first. It doesn't matter that you got what was second and third plate CP from the kingdom of God is what he says in verse 22 is the lamp of the body soap and 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, great. If that is 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 well all 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're grabbing, you can see yourself getting it. Your ability to do everything else is tied to your site because of the Lamb for the rest of you to be illuminated. But if you lose your site then the rest of you loses the ability to function properly because you can see the one thing you need shiny. No wonder you're running in the middle of things and all the things because that which is life is now dark soap and drive both in the show, you lose your 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 away you aren't going anywhere. And the reason is engine is not been made that, 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. Wonder why 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 rejects one of you when is God's point of view and we wonder why was 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 faiths 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 can help you finally break the failure cycle but keep so many Christians trapped at right now for limited time will send it to you as a way of saying thanks when you help support our work here on the air around the world by making a contribution to Tony's ministry. When you do will send you the booklet along with CDs or digital downloads of all six full-length lessons in this current series, the kingdom life.

Just visit to get the details and make the arrangements before time runs out again – Tony or call our 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222 repeat that contact information for you after part two of today's message. Once again, here's Tony's first study to the Gentiles seek all these things for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things he says they always say can. Okay to say means to energetically go after something you know when you lose something you seeking to find it. If it's important determine if the whole going through detailed effort to discover if it's something that says all these things the Gentiles seek. Now what you hadn't done to seek success in school and most college so you spent 16 drink the ability to something employable so you can earn money you have prioritized thinking these things you seeking a job, a career in employment because living whatever it is you do the energy mass is a great degree you study something online you going to another trade to employable more beneficial to do to be of one to do what you do the best you can do it. The point is what make myself to make it so I want to pay God is proud of me, but your heavenly father knows you have need of these things. You say that heavenly father not talk about the non-Christians. He says your daddy, daddy 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 removed them out of the equation that as we for him to 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 don't know, but 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.

Most people been crucified between two thieves yesterday and they kill because what happened yesterday. This occurred because was coming up tomorrow you know that 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 in your kingdom. Christian because he spoke the King's 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 things will put God first in a strange housing 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 miserable brothers were just like him to get advice on how to be happy to make this woman submittal.

Whatever it is or she because she will submit to the K is rebelling against him.

She will session on the God in conflict nobody thing me and my house will as a single man of the situation. The man, but if he is just what is in all these things will be added to you. In other words, your daddy got your back is your heavenly father is not on your heavenly father got your back so you like the Gentiles to get ahead.

When you benefit 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 a back 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. The approximately approximately 26 miles from Catalina Island off the California coast to the shore.

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 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 falling and I got the scare the 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 Florence Chadwick did 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, one a mental picture of the California show was the shoreline in my mind and become something real that I couldn't see this picture in mind when I was going in your perspective to make small 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. It's 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 is 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 your request online.

Had Tony again that's Tony 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, when God chose the nation of Israel gave them a job to do the job they eventually turned down.

But that's far from the end of the story. Dr. Evans will fill in the gaps for us next time she talks about the connection between Israel and the church right now though he's back with a closing prayer for today. Let's pray, thank you for the opportunity to serve you by serving those who are friends or listeners. We know what the world today for the struggle for pain and pressure, particularly families with the divorce rate as it is father with the abandonment rate with the fatherless rate of all the other social pressures that families are facing. I pray that you will bring families together in a supernatural way to overrule the fraying 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 sugar kingdom woman 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 estimates the 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 families together so that the strong solid witnesses for you. The alternative with Dr. Tony celebrating 40 years of faith. Thanks for the generous contributions listeners like

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