You may have heard me mention the idea that God’s order is first King, next Kingdom, and then church. Even a quick perusal of human and church history makes it clear that when this order is out of whack, exceptionally odd religious things often occur.
There is something in the heart of mankind (and womankind) which gravitates toward religion rather than relationship, codes rather than connections, and form over function. We need to look no further than Jesus’ conflict with the religious leaders of Israel to illustrate this point. In this instance Jesus addresses the empty folly of religion in Matthew 23.
Here is a full teaching video on the subject of First Things First. http://engagegod.com/first-things-first/
As well as a pdf of these pages from the Engage Training Course. First-things-pages-9-13
Dave the Streamer