Submissive to Our Lord
Set Apart Christ as Lord – Part 1
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22
Key Verse: 1 Peter 3:15a
Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life.
When a person first hears about Jesus and determines to follow Him, they ask Jesus to forgive them of their sins. The good news is: If we confess our sins, he is faithful to forgive our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). We call this step of faith “being saved.”
After we are saved, we soon find out that there is still something in us that wants our own way. When we are tempted to sin, after being saved, we still feel this inner battle going on to see who wins, our sinful nature or God. We believe there will come a crisis point that causes us to make a choice: Who is going to have the final word on these decisions between right and wrong? The Bible frames this choice with the verbiage of “who is going to be Lord of your life?”
Have you come to that crisis point in your life? It normally comes after several failures to stay clean; several times of caving into the cravings of our flesh. You have Jesus in your life but you keep letting sin creep back into the picture. The Spirit of Jesus in you is faithful to keep pulling you to Himself, asking you to make Jesus Lord over your life. Are you ready to let Jesus be the final word on the choices you face? (Continued)
Father, I have received your forgiveness, now I want to make you Lord of my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.