February 2016, Vol. 35, No. 2

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I’m a Christian First

posted on January 27, 2018

Life. Sometimes it controls us. Sometimes we get so entrenched in what we’re doing that we lose sight of what is most important. As Christians, there is one simple truth that must guide every decision we make and every move we take: Christ is to “have first place in everything” (Col. 1:18). Christ must have first place in my life! My relationship with Christ must take first place in all that I do! Above all other things in this life, I am a Christian first!

As a citizen of this country, I am a Christian first! My citizenship must not deter me from my first priority! Rather, being a Christian should make me a better citizen and my nation a better place!

As an employee with a job, I am a Christian first! My job must not deter me from my first priority! Rather, being a Christian should make me a better worker and my job a better place!

As a member of my family, I am a Christian first! My family must not deter me from my first priority! Rather, being a Christian should make me a better spouse, parent, child or sibling and my home a better place!

As a friend to others, I am a Christian first! My friends must not deter me from my first priority! Rather, being a Christian should make me a better friend and my relationships a better place!

As a member of various organizations, I am a Christian first! My involvement must not deter me from my first priority! Rather, being a Christian should make me a better member and my organization a better place!

David Sproule
via Chapman church of Christ
Ripley, MS

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