The Importance of 2nd

Hebrew 11:1-3, 6 – Faith is…putting God where He deserves…First!

* …which means everything else takes 2nd!

  • Faith is believing God is – creation, conscience, word
  • That He is at work – circumstances, cause / effect, family, finances, future

Ecc. 7:8

Famous 2nd’s (good/bad both)

  • 2nd hand            +/-
  • 2nd owner          –
  • 2nd opinion      +
  • 2nd place           –
  • 2nd thought     +/-
  • 2nd class            –
  • 2nd half              +

Generally –negative- what about the call at a fine food establishment = 2nd…yeah!

The 2nd man – I Corinthians 15:47 – Christ

  • 2nd in time to Adam…but greater in salvation / future potential

The 2nd birth – John 3:3, 5-6 – Salvation

  • 2nd in time to physical birth – greater in power / importance

The 2nd Death – Revelation 20:14, 21:8 – Doom

  • 2nd in time in physical death – worse in effects [alternative]

The 2nd Heaven & 2nd earth – Revaltion21:1, 2 – future

  • 2nd in time to current earth / heaven – greater in glory & experience

The 2nd coming – John 14:3, Acts 1:11 – His promise

  • 2nd in time to His 1st coming in Bethlehem – our “blessed hope”

A 2nd chance – John 20:25, 27-28 – Thomas

  • 2nd in time – more wonderful in God’s patience w/us – Jonah 3:1-2
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