Daily Devotional
Jesus is Savior and Lord


Today’s Reading

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. LUKE 2:11

Jesus is Savior and Lord

The Lordship of Jesus Christ is of paramount importance to you and your loved ones. No matter where you turn in the New Testament, you are confronted with the indisputable fact that Jesus is Lord. If I had only one statement I could make to the world at this Christmas season, only one sentence I could utter, it would be the confession: “Jesus is Lord.” Look how we are confronted with Jesus’ Lordship at the first Christmas. The angel announced to the shepherds that the One born in Bethlehem was the Savior, “who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). 

We see two things in this glorious verse. First, we see the Christmas provision. This provision is a Savior. It has been well said that if our greatest need had been information, our Creator would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, we would have been given an economist. But as our greatest needs were salvation and forgiveness, God sent a Savior! That’s the Christmas provision. 

Notice also the Christmas profession, which is the profession that “Jesus Christ is Lord.” Now I dare say that many people say they believe in Christ’s Lordship. But not everyone who says they believe Jesus is Lord is living in the light of that truth. 

The question is whether or not we have crowned Him Lord. Is Jesus Lord of all you are, all you have, and all you do? Is He the Lord of your tongue? Is He the Lord of your thoughts? Is He the Lord of your time? Is He the Lord of your temper? Is He the Lord of your treasure? 

The angel’s declaration on that Christmas night is one we all have to recognize and deal with. The Christ of Christmas is Lord of all creation and Lord of His people!

Activity

Answer this question: If people were to do an in-depth investigation of your family’s Christmas celebration this year, what evidence would they find that you have crowned Jesus as Lord of your home? Do you have any family Christmas traditions that include Jesus? 

Take advantage of the related activities and resources at ExperienceChristmas.org.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.