Jesus is Lord

December 11,2018

Away in a Manger, no room for a bed, the Little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head…. How many of you learned that song growing up?  Maybe you were in the Christmas Pageant and you were dressed as an angel or a little lamb. For me, this song always kind of gets to me – it’s like it just reaches right inside me and grabs hold of my heart.  Maybe it’s something about imagining “the little Lord Jesus.”  “Away in a manger, no crib for His bed; The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head …”  But there’s one thing you and I shouldn’t lose track of: This isn’t just a sweet, little, 6-pound 8-ounce baby, He is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings!  So, this morning, rather than focusing on the size of the Baby, I want to focus on the Lordship of Christ.  “The little Lord Jesus.”  So, the key thought is simply this: Jesus is Lord.  

In fact, 740 times in the New Testament Jesus is referred to as Lord.  And it starts the minute He is born!  The very moment He arrived!  When the shepherds were out there in the field, watching over their flocks, an angel appeared to them, and what did that angel say?  “Don’t be afraid!  Behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you.”  Who is He?  “He is Christ the Lord.”  (Luke 2:10-11)

Friend, if you’re serious about living a fully-surrendered life, try to answer just one question today: What area of your life have you been unwilling to surrender to God?  What is it?  Is it your convenience?  Your schedule?  Your sobriety?  Your sexuality?  Your weekends?  Your money?  What do you think God has been trying to tell you to change, but you’ve been unwilling … Resisting … Pushing back.  Would you pray with me right now?  Lord Jesus, I surrender.  I want You to be in control.  I’m not afraid to make this step because I know You love me, You know what is best for me, and You’re just trying to lead me to even better places.  Help me figure out what I need to change in my life to follow You more fully….Amen.  


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