Resurgence roundup, 5/24/13
Fri May 24, 2013
The places grace empowers us
Thu May 23, 2013
by Justin Holcomb
‘Each next risk is the biggest one’: James MacDonald talks with Mark Driscoll
Wed May 22, 2013
by Mark Driscoll
Tue May 21, 2013
by Amanda Edmondson
From prison to ReTrain: Russell’s story
Mon May 20, 2013
Jesus Is OUR Lord
Jesus Our Lord: Click | View Series Romans 4:24—"Jesus our Lord." It is the part of faith to accept great contrasts, if laid down in the Word, and to make them a part of her daily speech. This name, Lord, is a great contrast to incarnation, and humiliation. In the manger, in poverty, shame, and death, Jesus was still Lord.
THE WORD "OUR" IS ESPECIALLY SWEET
- It makes us remember our personal interest in the Lord. Each believer uses this title in the singular, and calls him from his heart, "My Lord."
- David wrote, "Jehovah said to my Lord."
- Elizabeth spoke of "The mother of my Lord."
- Magdalene said, "They have taken away my Lord."
- Thomas said, "My Lord and my God."
- Paul wrote, "The knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord."
- It brings a host of brethren before our minds, for it is in union with them that we say "our Lord." And so it makes us remember each other. (Eph. 3:14-15)
- It fosters unity, and creates a holy clanship, as we all rally around our "one Lord." Saints of all ages are one in this.
- His example as Lord fosters practical love. Remember the foot-washing and his words on that occasion. (John 13:14)
- Our zeal to make him Lord forbids all self-exaltation. "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher. Neither be called instructors" (Matt. 23:8, 10).
- His position as Lord reminds us of the confidence of the church in doing his work. "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples" etc. (Matt 28:18-19). "The Lord worked with them" (Mark 16:20).
- Our common joy in Jesus as our Lord becomes an evidence of grace, and so of union with each other (1 Cor. 12:3).
Let us worship Jesus as our Lord and God. Let us imitate him, copying our Lord's humility and love. Let us serve him, obeying his every command. Adapted from Charles Spurgeon's sermon notes.