Craig Groeschel | – The Principle of First

First Things First is a pretty good way to live … unless you don’t know what that first thing is. If you’ve found yourself focusing more on what matters less, you’re not alone. Join Pastor Robert Morris as we discover how to put what’s important on top of our priority lists.

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Robert Morris is the founding lead senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-site church in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 71,000 active attenders. His television program is aired in over 190 countries, and his radio program, Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert, airs in more than 1,800 radio markets across America. He serves as chancellor of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Blessed Life, Frequency, Beyond Blessed, and Take the Day Off.

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Life.Church Life.Church is a group of people from all walks of life who are being transformed by Jesus Christ. Every week, we join together around the world to worship God and to experience a relevant and powerful message, which teaches truths from the Bible. We are passionate about sharing the love of Christ by caring for each other and positively influencing our communities. The mission of Life.Church is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. This is the foundation for everything we do and has been the basis of our ministry from the beginning. Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church and is known for his creative and insightful Bible teaching.

Comment (19)

  1. Heard this when pastor visited our church amd on line as well. Now i heard it again. I can never overdose myself with His Word. There is always a new revelation and therefore my faith is buolt up. Thank you God for your Word! I love it!

  2. I felt like this message was planned and intended because maybe they’re not receiving enough money. Or they just want more. I’m not against giving at all. You should give what you feel God wants you to give. Not once in the Bible when it speaks of tithing does it talk about giving “money” to the church. Giving is great, but not when it’s given out of pressure. I think pastor Craig brought this guy in to talk about this intentionally. In our Stillwater location the offering was taken after the message whereas it is usually taken before the message. Kind of a coincidence today. I hope I’m wrong about what I thought today. The church has used tithing of money for years to try and pressure people to give money. I don’t think God is pleased with that.

  3. This “pastor” has a new Range Rover Velar, a new Tesla, and a new mansion in Colleyville (a rich neighborhood in Dallas). They are using the Lord’s name in vain by making money in “JESUS” name.

    2 Peter 2:3 “In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed”

  4. that's a lie,,…….jesus did not say to tithe and neither did he tithe now did any of the apostles……..tithing was never money but always food to eat only…tithing was only done by farmers and herdsman and never any other people………there were three tithes that total 23.5%…not 10%……..jesus said we can have ALL things freely and tithing means God owes you something……..the NT in timothy states that we are to give after all our needs taken care of and then according to our ability as we desire from the heart….not some predetermined number or %……..galatians 3;10 says if you keep even one law you must keep all the others and if not then your CURSED not blessed……go figure that one …….

  5. The bible doesn't present the option of monetizing the tithe. Tithing during the time of Jesus could only be received as produce or livestock from within the Holy Land. It is this that Jesus acknowledged when he specifically cited "mint, dill, and cumin" in Mathew 23:23. Nowhere in the bible were tithe items ever amended nor was there any instruction for anyone to tithe after Jesus' resurrection. Also, there were 3 tithes that collectively accounted for about 23%. None of them were received as money although there's ample evidence money was readily available during those times. This "Principle of the First" isn't based on sound biblical doctrine.