by Jeff Strite

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What Is Your Story? (3 of 4)
Series: Duck Dynasty
Jeff Strite
Matthew 6:19-34

OPEN: We showed the following youtube clip:
(An interview with Jase and Missy Robertson of Duck Dynasty where they described what their home life is like)

What you just witnessed was an interview with Jase and Missy Robertson (of Duck Dynasty) on K-Love Radio. What I found interesting about that interview was Jase's last comment. He meant it to be humorous, but it struck me as being the main focus of their message in the interview.
And his comment was this:
''That's our story and we're sticking to it.''

So, what was their story?
What were they talking about here?

Well, their story was that they had ''core values'' and a foundation they'd built their family on. And as I was listening to the interview I found that those core values they described fit right in with what Jesus was teaching in Matthew 6.

In the sermon on the Mount Jesus said: ''…seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.'' Matthew 6:33
That's what the Robertson's were saying was their foundation.

Now, what does that mean though?
What does it mean that you seek 1st His kingdom and His righteousness?
It means that your priorities begin FIRST with God.

So, let's think this through: Whose Kingdom is it? (God's)
That's right, it's God's Kingdom!
And for every Kingdom, there's a King and subjects.

Who's the King in this Kingdom? (God)
That's right - God is the King - it's His kingdom.
He gets to set the standards and to say what is ''right'' and what is ''wrong.''

And every kingdom has subjects. Who are the subjects in God's Kingdom? (We are)
That's right. If we belong to Jesus Christ, we are His subjects.
Because if we aren't the subjects of His Kingdom, then we belong to the other guy's Kingdom.
And that's not an appealing concept.

So, how do I seek first His kingdom?
Well, we'd have ...

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