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The Things That Matter Most

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | January 23, 1977

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As life keeps moving faster and faster, are we living for the things that really matter? We only have one life on Earth, so we must choose our priorities wisely.

In this message, Pastor Wiersbe gives us four factors that will set us on the right path for selecting priorities that will provide the best investment for our lives.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

There are numerous choices with everything in life.

Life keeps moving faster and faster.

We only have one life on Earth, so we must choose the right priorities.

What is the best way for us to invest our lives?

In order to live for the things that really count, we must consider four factors.

Factors to help us determine our priorities:

  • Consider the Lord’s return (1 Corinthians 15:51–57).
    • Paul believed in the certainty of Jesus’ second coming.
    • What are we living for?
    • God tells us to be faithful where He calls us.
  • Consider the Lord’s work (1 Corinthians 15:58).
    • God performed a work for us on the cross: salvation; He continues to perform a work in us now: sanctification.
    • God wants to perform another work through us: service.
    • We are called to continue the work of the Lord.
    • Nothing hurts the work of the Lord like undependable people.
  • Consider the Lord’s people (1 Corinthians 16:1–4).
    • There are three words that summarize our relationship with God’s people: fellowship, worship, and stewardship.
    • Churches are local assemblies of God’s people.
    • We have a responsibility to our own local church.
    • You can’t separate doctrine and duty.
  • Consider the Lord’s will (1 Corinthians 16:5–9).
    • We don’t know what our lives will hold.
    • In doing the will of God we are building a life that counts.

How are we spending our time and energy?

How would we arrange our priorities if we were standing before God?

Examine your priorities.

Are we living for the things that really count?

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