Is Not A Bible Study In As Much As It Is A Call To Change Your
Life For And Through Christ
Jesus Really Your Lord?
The success of a Christian life is in direct proportion
the acknowledgment of the Lordship of Christ in that
Why Should Jesus Be Lord of Your Life?
about this question for a few minutes.
Pray about it, do whatever it takes to comes up
with an answer you can live with.
I have listed some ideas for you below and some
Bible verses for you to look at, but until you can
answer the question in your heart correctly it will
hinder an intimate walk with God
Be Lord Because Jesus Is Our Savior
this is the most obvious answer but when you read the
following verses you will discover what it truly means
to have Jesus as your Savior.
Since Jesus died on a cross for you and you have
given your life to Him are now bound to Him through and
because of His love for us.
What do these verses say we have to confess to be saved?
Count how many times the word Lord is used.
Why do you think Paul emphasizes Christ’s
Who is Jesus Lord over?
What else must we do besides confess Jesus as Lord?
Jesus is Lord
Because Jesus Is the Divine Son of God
in his Gospel showed us that he truly grasped the idea
of Jesus as the Son of God, but John also noted that
Jesus was Lord. He
describes a couple of scenes where people call Jesus
Lord Mary at the tomb looking for Jesus, Mary:
"...they have taken away my Lord" John 20:13
and Thomas in the upper room "My Lord and my
God!" - John 20:28, to name but two.
Jesus the Son of God is Lord.
also recognized Jesus lordship and in verse after verse
he calls Jesus Lord.
What do these verses say about who Jesus is?
These verses again stress the idea of confessing
Jesus as Lord. Why
is confessing Jesus as Lord so important to our intimacy
This verse stresses every knee will bow, does that mean
all who will confess Jesus as Lord will be saved and if
not what is going to happen to those who have not
confessed Jesus as Lord here on earth?
C. Jesus Is Lord Because Jesus Will Be Our Judge.
is also has been granted the authority to be our judge.
His justice will be certain and unlike earthly
justice which at times can be clouded, His justice will
be fair. There will be no excuses because remember Jesus
knows firsthand what it means to be human.
If you have confessed with your mouth and
believed in your heart then you have nothing to worry
about, but woe to those who refuse to bow the need to
Matthew 25:31-33, 41
In these verses
what is Jesus doing?
What does he
say to the two groups of people?
Why do you
think He is passing judgment on the second group of
Romans 2:16 Paul gives a clear indication of what Christ
will do when he tell us "The
day will surely come when at God's command Jesus Christ
will judge the secret lives of everyone, their inmost
thoughts and motives; this is all part of God's great
plan, which I proclaim."
the time now to read Philippians 2:9-11
does this verse tell you about Jesus Lordship and He
will bow before Him?
For those who do not recognize Jesus as Lord will
this time be a joyous occasion< why or why not?
How Should Jesus' Lordship Affect Your Life?
Must Learn and Obey the Lord's Will.
is obvious but too many people do not realize what it
means to obey the Lord’s will>
In the past if someone was Lord, as in a kingdom,
over you and you did obey their will it was considered
treason and you could be put to death.
If you accept the Jesus as your Savior but fail
to see Him as you Lord and do His will you should
consider it a form of treason against the Lord.
Read John 14:15 and answer the question
Do We OBEY the Lord Jesus?
Must Imitate Jesus
of accepting the Lordship of Jesus is by the
way in which we obey Him. The Lord Jesus said, "If
you love Me, keep my commandments." There are many
people who say they love Jesus, yet they do not obey Him
or His Word. If
we truly value the Lordship of Jesus then we must
imitate Christ in all of our life.
This is not a casual imitation this is a striving
to be like Christ in the way we think, pray, look at
relationships between God and others.
had an intimate relationship with all He came in contact
with, intimate in the fact that He was not afraid to
show the unlovable love and compassion.
He also felt that an intimate relationship with
His Heavenly Father was a necessitated by the fact that
He said He loved His Heavenly Father and that love meant
grasping everything His Father wanted Him to do and then
going out and doing it.
we say we love Christ and He is our Lord them we must
come to a knowledge that we need to imitators of Christ.
I Corinthians 11:1
From this verse what does it truly mean to live
the Christian life?
Name some way that you can think of that Christ
imitated His Father. An example would be ways in which
He showed others Gods Love.
What does imitating Christ have to do with and
intimate relationship with God?
Must Put Jesus First.
Now comes the tough part.
To become intimate with Jesus and to show Him
that we truly look at Him as Lord of our lives we must
put Jesus first. Now
this does not mean first on just Sunday or at Wednesday
prayer meeting but at all times.
Why do you follow the Lord?
at all the things mentioned in these verses that
distract us from an intimate relationship with God.
Have you ever considered that the life you now
live where you are not putting Jesus first each day
could have devastating consequences?
What do you think some of those consequences
Intimacy with God is closely is closely
tied to what we set our sights on.
What are you setting your sights on and where are
Look at the Matthew 6:32 and then at
Matthew 6:33. In
the context of the rest of the verses does you life
resemble verse 32 or verse 33?
If verse 32 what can you do to change it?
SOME PARTING QUESTIONS
1. Jesus is My Lord … My Master … My Owner?
2. What is Jesus to you...?
3. Have you submitted to Him such that you can rightly
say, "Jesus, MY Lord"?
4. Matthew 28:18-20
5. Jesus warned of those who profess His Lordship, but
fail to truly demonstrate it (Matthew 7:21-27).
6. Are you doing the Father's will, and so demonstrating
that Jesus is truly "your" Lord?