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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Being First

We are taught that "being first" is important. In the Olympics you receive a gold medal. In sports you become "world champions". At the fair you get a blue ribbon. At other events you might receive a trophy. Jesus is first in many ways. In today's Scripture he is called "firstborn". The word firstborn can mean first in birth order, but also first in sequence, or first in rank. Matthew 1:25  - Joseph did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

Jesus is “firstborn” in other ways too:

1. He is God’s firstborn. ( Hebrews 1:6 & Psalms 89:27)
2. He is firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:15)
3. He is firstborn from the dead (Revelation 1:5)
4. He is firstborn among many brothers (Romans 8:29)

Is Jesus always first in your life?