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Is Jesus Your Lord?

  1. 1. Is Jesus Lord of Your Life?
  2. 2. Believe Not Su 78%
  3. 3. “Why do you call me ‘LORD, LORD,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46
  4. 4. I. What does it mean?
  5. 5. A. Not just a matter of WORDS.
  6. 6. B. Acknowledge that God is your OWNER. (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
  7. 7. Don’t you realize that you body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, Who lives in you and was given to you by God?
  8. 8. You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Cor. 6:19-20
  9. 9. C. Acknowledge Jesus as your Boss or King, One with authority who is to be OBEYED. (2 Cor. 4:5)
  10. 10. Receiving Jesus as Lord means that my constant overriding goal should be to be to obey him. Nothing else should matter.
  11. 11. D. It is a matter of obedience and LOYALTY by every disciple. The goal of a disciple is to become like his/her Lord. (Lk. 6:46)
  12. 12. II. Why is it important?
  13. 13. A. “Jesus is Lord” was the first confession of the early CHURCH. (Rom. 10:9-10)
  14. 14.  Gentile believer  “Doubting” Thomas  Polycarp  Paul
  15. 15. B. “Jesus is Lord” is the authoritative confession of the CHRISTIAN (1 Cor. 12:3)
  16. 16. “Therefore I make known to you that …no one can say that Jesus is LORD except by the Holy Spirit.” 1 Cor. 12:3
  17. 17. Jesus is described as both Master and Messiah- “LORD Jesus CHRIST,” in Acts 16:31.
  18. 18. Savior is only found 24 times in the New Testament; Lord is found 433 times!
  19. 19. III. No one can willingly and knowingly take Jesus as Savior and REJECT Him as Lord.
  20. 20. A. Christianity is not a smorgasbord of doctrines from which you get to CHOOSE to believe. It is a comprehensive world-view.
  21. 21. Jude 1:3 “defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.”
  22. 22. B. We are not called to make CONVERTS; we are called to make DISCIPLES. (Matt. 28:19)
  23. 23. C. It needs to be explained to new converts that making Jesus Lord of our lives is to be “part and parcel” of our SALVATION experience.
  24. 24. IV. How do I make Jesus Lord of my life?
  25. 25. A.You DON’T. He already IS Lord. (John 13:13)
  26. 26. B. It is your choice and privilege to acknowledge and PRIVILEGE to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  27. 27. C. We can only obey by relying on the POWER of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. (John 14:16-17; Eph. 5:18)
  28. 28. Is Jesus Lord of Your Life?

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