Grace Protestant Reformed Church

Jesus Is Lord

Minister:
Date: PM
Text: Luke 6; Lord's Day 13
Psalters: 259, 313, 3, 200
Series: Heidelberg Catechism
Applicatory to the Lord's Supper
  1. What this means.
    1. Jesus Christ is supreme Lord of the entire universe.
    2. Jesus is the only Lord over all - not in a class of lords.
    3. Also Jesus is Lord in a special way to His people because He bought them with His blood and He rules over us by His grace.
  2. How does this confession reveal itself?
    1. After redeeming us, He establishes His throne in our hearts, realizing His Lordship in us. We do not make Him our Lord.
      1. Christ’s Lordship is made real to us by the work of His Spirit in our hearts, giving us a new, spiritual life.
      2. He is in sovereign and wise control of every circumstance and event in our lives: work, economy, cancer, birth, etc.
    2. Then we surrender ourselves to Him.
      1. We see ourselves as His property: body and soul, heart, mind, will, family, possessions, job, etc.
      2. And this means that He rules over us by grace and the constraining power of His love, not by force and compulsion.
      3. Thus we begin to love Him as Lord-Redeemer, to long for Him, to trust Him, and to surrender ourselves to Him.
    3. To confess His Lordship in this world means we receive the hatred of the world (John 16:33).
  3. The great implications of our acknowledging Jesus’ Lordship.
    1. First, all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Rom. 10:13).
    2. Second, this fact brings a great obligation.
    3. Third, His Lordship gives great comfort.