First Things First

Navigating Our Challenging Times through the Words of Jesus

by Jay Slife



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/16/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781973665236
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781973665250
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781973665243

About the Book

The Beatitudes are Jesus cutting to the quick, laying it all out there in its fullness with no pretext or pretense for us to hear, embrace, experience, and follow. They are not just godly parameters by which to pattern your life. They are his heart, his character, and his personality. It is through these relational characteristics, and the principles they develop, that he is inviting us to live our lives.
First Things First is a compelling and transformational writing that clearly and comprehensively reveals the Beatitudes as a roadmap for navigating the challenging times in which we live. They are essential and critical biblical teachings and applications for all of life. Brought into today with contemporary examples, they will change your life. What these Beatitudes bring to the table are revolutionary to the twenty-first century. They offer a means of living life that is totally contrary to the collective understanding and the common knowledge of the day. And, if embraced and followed, the Beatitudes bring not only a new perspective but a new manner of living.
This is not some new self-help concept, some seven-step model to a new and improved you. To the contrary, this is life as designed and intended by the Creator. First Things First will unlock the strategies hidden within the Beatitudes, strategies needed to build a life with right standing and healthy relationships. A life with true value, purpose, and meaning—directly from the heart of Jesus to you.

About the Author

Jay Slife is the founder and senior pastor of reBuild, a harp-and-bowl style house of prayer, and the cofounder and a primary educator with The Build, a live and online training, empowering, and releasing center, aimed primarily at the millennial generation. His thirty-eight years of ministry, including roles as planting and senior pastor, small group pastor, and various other leadership positions, have equipped him well to raise up others in all facets of life, including the life of ministry. His passion is to help people find their place of depth, service, and ministry, thus bringing fulfillment to their walk with Jesus and glory to his name. He holds a master of divinity from Fuller Theological Seminar and is currently a doctoral candidate. Jay and his wife, Julia, have been married for forty-three years, live in Colorado Springs, and have four wonderful, adult children, all of whom are serving Jesus. They enjoy spending time together while hiking, enjoying good coffee, and listening to good jazz. Jay is also the proud owner of a vintage Honda Gold Wing, which they love riding in the mountains.