The Top 10 ‘1st Truths’ of Every Follower of Jesus

  1. I am in Christ and Christ is in me. That changes everything.
  2. I am the beloved Son of the Father. My primary identity is not in what I do or what I’ve done. Who I am is who I am ‘in Christ.’
  3. I am a Sent One. Like Jesus: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me.”
  4. I am a Servant. Like Jesus: “I am among you as one who serves.”
  5. I am a Friend of Sinners…because I can’t be like him and not like his friends.
  6. I am a voice of the Kingdom. Like Jesus: “I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom.”
  7. I am a Defender of the poor and powerless because Jesus was.
  8. I am a Disciple-maker… because Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
  9. My top priority in life is to become a Jesus-Junior… to believe what he believed, behave the way he behaved, and join him in his mission.
  10. I will give my everything for him, because he gave his everything for me.