Priorities. Leland Maples of LOOPS Ministries delivered a lesson on priorities. Leland shared his recent fight with lung cancer and the insights this gave him into setting proper priorities. Everybody has responsibilities in their lives that change over time. From being a student to becoming a parent, responsibilities change. Yet we need to keep in mind that responsibilities are not priorities. Our priorities need to dictate which responsibilities come first. As Christians, we should know our spiritual priorities just as the Apostle Paul reminds Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 (KJV) “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” Do you preach the word? Are you doing the work of an evangelist? We often act like we will live forever yet we never know when our time on this earth will be over. We usually make it a priority to get a will and make other preparations if we think we’re going to die but what about our priorities if we find we’re going to live?. Consequently, we better take an inventory of our priorities and realize to live is Christ, so take every opportunity to share Christ Jesus with others in service to God as our Christian duty. The lesson on Mar 23, 2003 teaches on Christian priorities.