The Lordship of Jesus

When I came to Jesus back in 1989 I was conscious that I was not just asking Jesus to save me from my sin, but I was asking Him to be my Lord as well.

The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10 that, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”

In these verses it talks about believing in our hearts that Jesus died and rose again for us. He paid the price for our sin in dying for us on the cross.

A key part of the salvation message is also the Lordship of Jesus. He needs to be Lord of our lives. We are under new ownership and submitted to His authority.

For me this means Jesus is my King. He is my ruler.  I bow my heart to Him and I bow my knee before Him. He controls my life and He is the one who gives the orders. My job is to yield and obey.

In a world were we are told we are number one and the most important person in the world, we need to reassess this thought and bow our lives afresh. Jesus is number one. He always has been and He will be always be.

Yes Jesus is my Saviour for which I am eternally grateful, but He is also my Lord, my Master and my King. As a result, every part of my life needs to be completely submitted to Him.

God Bless,
Dave

 

Sermon: The Trinity – unraveling the mystery

Hello all,

Here is my sermon text from today. It is titled, “The Trinity: Unraveling the Mystery”. In it I look at five things…

  1. What is the Trinity
  2. Old Testament references to the Trinity
  3. The idea of the Trinity was handed down by the early church
  4. Divine characteristics of the members of the Trinity
  5. A pictorial image to help us understand the three in one Godhead

You can find a link to it here on our church website or on my website here. There is no audio due for this message.

God Bless,
Dave

An exhortation to proper living

I was reading 2 Thessalonians 3 this morning and I came to verses 6-10…

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, we give you this command in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: Stay away from all believers who live idle lives and don’t follow the tradition they received from us. For you know that you ought to imitate us. We were not idle when we were with you. We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would not be a burden to any of you. We certainly had the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to give you an example to follow. Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.””
‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:6-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Two thoughts really grabbed me.

1. The warning to stay away from idle believers who do not follow the tradition/teaching that Paul taught.

2. That those unwilling to work should not eat.

These two things remind us the importance of following good teaching and the importance of working hard.

Paul taught others what it is to follow Jesus and His commands. He encouraged them to imitate him as He imitated Christ in 1 Corinthians 11:1.

He also modelled what it is to work hard as a tent maker to support himself and preaching and teaching the Gospel. He had a right to be supported as a Bible teacher but he chose to support himself.

These are good reminders for us today. We need to follow good teaching and work hard as whatever we do. Colossians 3:23 reminds us to work as though we are working for the Lord and not for man.

As this passage heading in this reading says, it is the proper way to live.

God Bless,
Dave