Jesus Is Lord!

Jesus Is Lord!

Acts 2: 33-36

This is the proclamation that the Apostle Peter made on the day of Pentecost.
The crowd inquired as to the meaning.
And Peter says that they had been witnesses to the fulfillment of prophecy.
He described the great and wondrous procession of events, all massed within one
high period of time when Jesus came.
Jesus was sinless.
He died and was risen, ascended to Heaven, and coming again.

Peter is saying, "You're just now seeing the proof of what David had predicted would happen."
Then he quotes Psalm 110, in which God says to David's Lord, "Sit at my right hand
until I make you ruler over all, till I make your enemies your footstool
."

Peter says that this has now happened.
Psalm 110 was used frequently in the New Testament to support the claims of Jesus' Lordship.
On this great day of Pentecost, Peter used this Psalm to prove that Jesus by His resurrection
and exaltation was Lord and Christ.
For God alone has power over life and death.

Peter closed his message with the declaration that the crucified, now risen, Jesus,
is Lord and Christ. (2:36)
The promise to David that one of his descendants would be set upon his throne
has been accomplished! (2:30)
This has now happened!
This is the proof -- Jesus of Nazareth is Lord and Christ.

  • He is Lord!
  • He is Ruler of all things.
  • He is King over all.
    There is no authority or power that exists that does not take its direction
    and its limitation from Him.
    Jesus Christ is Lord!

    Whether men know it or not -- Jesus Christ is Lord!
    The very forces that control our lives are dependent upon Him.
    There is no way to avoid Him.
    The whole world will have to deal with Jesus Christ.
    There is no option!

    He is Lord -- the Sovereign One -- He is supreme.

    Simon Peter says, "God hath made Him, this Jesus, both Lord and Christ."
  • That is the Christian message to the world.
  • That is our message to the world today.
  • That is the all-inclusive witness of the Spirit.
  • That is the real proclamation of Pentecost.
    Jesus is Lord!

    The Lordship of Christ is a personal discovery of such magnitude that no part of the life
    of the discoverer can ever be the same.
    The disciples were always finding new expressions of His Lordship.
    They watched Him turn water into wine, and the Scriptures relate
    that He "... manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him." (John 2: 11)

    Every time Jesus manifested His Lordship, it must have been like coming to know
    Him all over again.
    They forgot quickly, but continued to forge a chain of evidence, link by link, around His Lordship.
  • He proved Himself Lord over the elements as He rebuked the wind.
  • He demonstrated His Lordship over death as He called the dead back to life.
  • He asserted His Lordship over disease as He healed all sorts of human maladies.

    He proved Himself "mighty in battle" as He met the highest motivations
    Satan had to offer in the "lust of the flesh, ... of the eyes, and the pride of life,"
    and soundly defeated the Subtle Saboteur.
    He exhibited His Lordship over human scorn and hate, and submitted to the cross
    with a love that only God could know as He said, "Father forgive them,
    for they know not what they do
    ."

    Then, came the greatest test of all.
    Buried in the grave for three days -- He arose!
    He proved -- He is Lord over death!

    "Death could not keep its prey,
    Jesus, my Saviour;
    He tore the bars away,
    Jesus, my Lord!"

    Jesus is Lord!
  • He is Lord of time and eternity!
  • He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
  • He is Lord of life, death, and judgment.

  • Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14: 6)
  • Jesus said, "I am the resurrection, and the life..." (John 11: 25)
  • Jesus also said, "I have the keys of hell and of death." (Revelation 1: 8)

    Jesus is the Lord of history -- past, present and future.
  • Angels have announced Him as Lord.
  • Men have crowned Him as Lord.
  • God has declared Him to be Lord.
    If people everywhere could grasp this colossal fact in only a fraction of its glory,
    there would be shouting in the streets.
    Jesus is Lord!

    This fact changes everything -- even the meaning of the past, present, and the future.
  • It changes the meaning of current events.
  • It dissolves the reasons for our greatest concerns.
  • It causes hope to burn brightly in every heart.
    Jesus is Lord!
  • Let the nation believe it and it will find a new soul.
  • Let the church discover it and there will be kindled a new fire.
  • Let the individual believe it and he will have a new life.

    His Lordship is not untried.
  • It has been challenged often and never defeated.
  • It is not delicate -- it is not wavering.
  • It has withstood the worst hell has to offer and stands firmer than ever.
    The throne often attacked can never be toppled.
    It's still stands in awesome power.

    It is a fact that every knee will bow and every tongue will boldly declare that Jesus is Lord!
    This is not a guess, but a fact of prophecy, which makes it as certain
    as if it had already happened.
    Jesus is Lord! "All hail the power of Jesus' name!
    Let angels prostrate fall;
    Bring forth the royal diadem,
    And crown Him Lord of all!

    Let every kindred, every tribe,
    On this terrestrial ball
    To Him all majesty ascribe,
    And crown Him Lord of all!"

    Sermon by Dr. Harold L. White