The Lordship of Christ
Luke 2: Christ introduced as the Lord
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus is Lord, whether you believe it or not. Jesus is Lord of everything, of both believers and nonbelievers.
What does it mean to have someone as our Lord? Whatever the Lord says, we do
Confess = “agree with God”; agreeing with God that what you did what wrong
Confess jesus as lord - “i agree jesus is the lord”
How does Jesus define lordship?
Luke 9:23: deny yourself, take up your cross daily, and follow him
Why does Jesus keep repeating the struggle of following him?
Jesus is Lord; he has a plan. He gifted us to do the job he wants us to do. If we don’t obey, we’re not using what God gave us the opportunity to do.
The majority of people won’t be obedient to God’s will.
Jesus always confronts pride and self-determination. The kingdom has one lord.
What calling Christ as Lord means:
Being willing to do whatever he says whatever the cost, and trusting in him
You never experience the faithfulness of God until you trust in him completely
Many christians jump into the 4 foot pool, when God can hold us up on the ocean.
Application of calling Christ our Lord:
Our questions are "what, where, who".
God is talking "how" and "why".
God is more interested in how and why you do something, rather than the what and where and with who you do the thing. God is more interested in the how you do it and the reason you do it.
A prayer: “God help me to know why. Help me to know how.”
Sermon on the mount (Matthew 7):
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock." The one who ACTS on the words will weather the storm.