December 4 – You First

Read: Acts 3:11-26

God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness. (Acts 3:26 ESV)

Peter didn’t pull any punches during his first sermon. He was letting them have it. Both barrels. He recounted the mission of Christ, the life of Christ, the heritage, and the qualification. He turned their murderous actions around on them.

“Jesus was sent to you first!” he declared.

He was not wrong. Jesus showed up in the Judea wilderness performing miracles and preaching repentance. He went to God’s people, the Jews, first. Many followed him, while many more rejected him outright.

What if Jesus had come to you first? How do you think you would have responded? How we respond to others now is a direct reflection of our belief about Jesus. Let’s strive to serve Jesus by serving each other.

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