Apostles' Creed Session Six -God's only Son, our Lord
Session 6: God’s only Son, our Lord
The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ, Gods only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father,and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.
GOD’S ONLY SON, OUR LORD Philippians 2:5-11 was also5Have this attitude in yourselves which inChrist Jesus, 6who, although He existed in theform of God, did not regard equality with God athing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, takingthe form of a bond-servant, and being made inthe likeness of men. 8Being found in appearanceas a man, He humbled Himself by becomingobedient to the point of death, even death on across. 9For this reason also, God highly exaltedHim, and bestowed on Him the name which isabove every name, 10so that at the name ofJesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those whoare in heaven and on earth and under theearth, 11and that every tongue will confess thatJesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
What does it mean to call Jesus Lord?• Copernicus... – Faith in the Lordship of Jesus involves the same kind of shift. –I am not the center of things; God is.
To say “Christ is Lord” is to...• Live according to the Truth, not the culture, not our own ideas, not simply according to tradition.• Jesus came not just so that we could feel different, but so that we could be different.
To say “Christ is Lord” is to...• Endeavor to be like Christ...to have the mind or attitude of Christ• 5Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, – To think his thoughts – To value His values – To be offended by what offends Him – To pursue His pursuits
To say “Christ is Lord” is to...• Reject others who claim authority over us• No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6 – Those who seduce us away from the Way of Jesus • Desires of our flesh • Unbiblical thoughts (lies about ourselves, others) • Anything addictive (which is a lot of things!!) • Worldly leaders (adults and peers)
To say “Christ is Lord” is to...• Make a radical statement – For us, calling Jesus Lord has become almost commonplace. – For early Christ-followers it would have been a radical statement. • Lord (Kyrios) was reserved for the Emperor • To call Jesus Lord was to say there was another who was equal to or even greater than the emperor. • Many were and are tortured or killed for this. – Martyr = Witness
Acts 17:5-7 1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia,they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of theJews. 2 Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from theScriptures, 3 explaining and demonstrating that the Christ hadto suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesuswhom I preach to you is the Christ.” 4 And some of them werepersuaded; and a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women, joined Paul and Silas. 5 But the Jews who were not persuaded, becoming envious,[a] took some of the evil men from the marketplace,and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar and attacked the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to thepeople. 6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jasonand some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. 7 Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting
PELAGIUS• CORDOVA, SPAIN 925 A.D.• 12 Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the believers with your words, your actions, your love, your faith, and your pure life. 1 Timothy 4:12
To say “Christ is Lord” is to...• Say that our ultimate commitment is not family, not to our nation, not to church, not to anything or anyone except CHRIST.• I am not the center of things; God is.
Review• Jesus came not just so that we could feel different, but so that we could ____ different. be• What does it mean to call Jesus Lord? – I am not the ________of things; God is. center – Have the ______of Christ mind – ______ others who claim authority over us Reject• Our ultimate ____________ is not family, not to our commitment nation, not to church, not to anything or anyone except CHRIST.