Thursday, April 9, 2015

Jesus Christ Is Lord

The basic outline of the message preached last Sunday, Resurrection Sunday:

Jesus Christ Is Lord
  • When He was born Lk 2:11

            Lord at birth
                    “Who is right now Christ the Lord”
                    Lit: “Who is Christ Lord”
                    And He's only a few hours old when the angel says this
            Lord before birth since His parents did not have any title or position, although both of                   them are some of the many descendants of King David

                  Why? Because of who He is: Son of the Living God

  • Of All Acts 10:36

             Peace comes through Christ because He is Lord of all
             “of all” comes first: “who is of all Lord”
             Because He is Lord, He brings peace
             Because He is Lord of all, He can bring peace to anyone
             He is Lord of our President, even though our President denies Him
             He is Lord of our governor
             He is Lord of Iran, Russia, China
             He is Lord of America, even though America seems determined to destroy itself

Every Tongue Will Confess Phil 2:11
             Every tongue, Every person will 1 day confess openly that Jesus Christ is Lord
             Either because they know Him as Savior
             Or because they see Him as Judge
             1 reason that every person will eventually confess is because every person's life                        ends
             And when that happens, you will face the Lord God
            Hb 9:27 appointed once to die, then judgment

Therefore, the best confession, the best response is what 1 of the disciples did:
Christ Is My Lord & My God John 20:24-31
          1 week after Christ's resurrection, the impact was sinking in
         But Thomas hadn't been with the others when they saw the resurrected Christ
         He told them “I need to see for myself”
         25: Notice he knew what happened at Christ's crucifixion

         People treat Thomas unfairly because he simply wanted proof
         We can't blame him for that –
         He knew Christ was dead
         They buried Him
         No one denied that
         “I've got to see for myself”
         27: Notice that Christ knows what Thomas said a few days earlier
         28: Thomas only needed a moment to see & believe
         So when Christ gave him the opportunity, to his credit, Thomas was immediately                          convinced & gave 1 of the great statements in the NT about Christ
          Lit: “The Lord of me and the God of me”

This combination of Lord & God must be your response to Jesus Christ too
Christ The Lord Will Return
  • Jn 14:1-3

           Christ just told Peter that Peter will deny Christ 3x
           Then 14:1 Don't be troubled
           My Father's house has many places to live, plenty of room
           I am going to leave soon to prepare these places for you
          And if I go, I will come back
         When I come back, I will take you with Me, and you will be with Me

  • Tit 2:11-13

         God's grace appeared, and this grace brings the opportunity of salvation for all
         This grace teaches us
               It teaches us to deny ungodliness & the desires of this world
               It teaches us to live righteously & godly in this time
          While we are living for the Lord, we should be looking for the Lord

This is our Hope
Christ is our Hope
And when you see the hate, the anger, the misrepresentation of the truth
When you're frustrated, angry, discouraged, tired of the fact that people don't even want to listen
Remember: Jesus Christ is Lord
And He is coming back