His Unquestioned Lordship

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Luke 2:10-11 (Program: 2379, Air date: 12.29.2013)

  1. INTRODUCTION 
    1. We each need to ask ourselves the following questions:
      1. Do I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord?
      2. Is He my Lord?
        1. Is He Lord of my time?
        2. Is He Lord of my tongue?
        3. Is He Lord of my treasure?
        4. Is He Lord of my talents?
        5. Is He Lord of my testimony?
    2. In the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as “Lord” far more often than He is referred to as “Savior”; He is called “Lord” 747 times in the New Testament.
    3. Acts 2:36
      1. We do not “make” Jesus Lord; He is already Lord.
      2. The question is:  Will I submit to His Lordship?
    4. In Biblical times, when a Jew reading the Scriptures came to the word that is translated “LORD”, he would bow his head and worship; he would not even pronounce the word for he held it in such awe.  When a scribe was translating the Scriptures and he came across the word for “LORD”, he would put down his old pen and get a new pen just to write that word.
    5. Acts 4:12
  1. THE CONFESSION OF HIS LORDSHIP SECURES SALVATION (Luke 2:10-11)
    1. We cannot receive what Jesus gives and refuse who Jesus is. 
      1. Jesus is Lord.
      2. Our great need is salvation; so God sent Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sins.
      3. We cannot receive God’s gift of salvation if we do not receive Jesus as Lord.
      4. To understand who Jesus Christ is, we need to lay aside our intellectual pride and ask God to reveal to us the truth.
        1. Romans 10:9-10
        2. Romans 14:9
      5. We receive God’s gift of salvation when we receive Jesus as Lord.
  1. THE CONFESSION OF CHRIST AS LORD SIMPLIFIES SERVICE  (Luke 2:17)
    1. We cannot confess Him as Lord and serve any other master.
      1. There is only one question we need to ask after we have received Jesus as Lord, Master, and Savior of our lives:  Lord, what would You have me to do?
      2. The best advice anyone ever gave to another person was the advice Mary gave to the servants at the wedding feast in Cana: to do whatever Jesus says to do.
        1. John 2:5
        2. Matthew 6:24
      3. When we submit to Christ as Lord, that does not mean that we submit to Christ AND anything or someone else:  it is not Christ and self; it is not Christ and the world.  It is Christ only.
        1. Luke 9:57-62
        2. Matthew 6:33
  1. THE CONFESSION OF CHRIST AS LORD SUBDUES SATAN (Luke 2:10-11)
    1. We need not fear what Satan does when we know who Jesus is.
      1. There is one fear that removes all other fears, and that is the fear of God.
      2. Jesus’ sacrifice upon the cross brought Satan’s kingdom crashing down.
      3. It’s not enough that we not fear Satan; as followers of Christ, he should fear us.
        1. Genesis 3:14-15
        2. Revelation 12:11
        3. Hebrews 2:14
  1. CONCLUSION
    1. Jesus took on flesh and blood so that He might become a sacrifice for us upon the cross.
      1. John 4:24
      2. Romans 6:23
      3. Ezekiel 18:20
      4. Hebrews 9:22
    2. One day, each of us will confess that Jesus is Lord. 
      1. Romans 14:11
      2. Philippians 2:9-11
    3. We need to confess His Lordship now, while we have the opportunity in this life.

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