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God First

Matthew 22:37

We’re excited to celebrate the 30th Annual Night of Champions this year and hope you can join us! As we look back on the past 29 years, we’re amazed at the many ways God has moved through this event and the people who have attended and served. Our theme for this year, God First, is also the Azusa Pacific University motto, and reminds us that to be follower of Christ, we must place God first in every aspect of our lives. You may ask, “How do I put God first?” Christ answers this in Matthew 22:37. In verses 35 and 36, a Pharisee, an “expert in the Law” who is testing Jesus, asks him, “Which is the greatest commandment?” Jesus replies in verse 37, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Putting God first means loving him with all of who we are, every day.