His Unquestioned Lordship
Luke 2:10-11 (Program: 2379, Air date: 12.29.2013)
- We each need to ask ourselves the following questions:
- Do I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord?
- Is He my Lord?
- Is He Lord of my time?
- Is He Lord of my tongue?
- Is He Lord of my treasure?
- Is He Lord of my talents?
- Is He Lord of my testimony?
- 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.
- Acts 2:36
- We do not “make” Jesus Lord; He is already Lord.
- The question is: Will I submit to His Lordship?
- 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.
- Acts 4:12
- THE CONFESSION OF HIS LORDSHIP SECURES SALVATION (Luke 2:10-11)
- We cannot receive what Jesus gives and refuse who Jesus is.
- Jesus is Lord.
- Our great need is salvation; so God sent Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sins.
- We cannot receive God’s gift of salvation if we do not receive Jesus as Lord.
- To understand who Jesus Christ is, we need to lay aside our intellectual pride and ask God to reveal to us the truth.
- Romans 10:9-10
- Romans 14:9
- We receive God’s gift of salvation when we receive Jesus as Lord.
- THE CONFESSION OF CHRIST AS LORD SIMPLIFIES SERVICE (Luke 2:17)
- We cannot confess Him as Lord and serve any other master.
- 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?
- 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.
- John 2:5
- Matthew 6:24
- 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.
- Luke 9:57-62
- Matthew 6:33
- THE CONFESSION OF CHRIST AS LORD SUBDUES SATAN (Luke 2:10-11)
- We need not fear what Satan does when we know who Jesus is.
- There is one fear that removes all other fears, and that is the fear of God.
- Jesus’ sacrifice upon the cross brought Satan’s kingdom crashing down.
- It’s not enough that we not fear Satan; as followers of Christ, he should fear us.
- Genesis 3:14-15
- Revelation 12:11
- Hebrews 2:14
- Jesus took on flesh and blood so that He might become a sacrifice for us upon the cross.
- John 4:24
- Romans 6:23
- Ezekiel 18:20
- Hebrews 9:22
- One day, each of us will confess that Jesus is Lord.
- Romans 14:11
- Philippians 2:9-11
- We need to confess His Lordship now, while we have the opportunity in this life.
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