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Read Introduction to 2 Peter

 

“For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

 

of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Note this title for our Lord.  This is His full title.  He is both Lord and Savior. 

Mt 1: 21 “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

2 Peter is the only book in the New Testament that calls Him “Lord and Savior” and it calls Him that four times (2:20; 3:2,18).

Note the order of His titles.  First and foremost, He is Lord.  He has the right to be King over our lives.  He has right over our family, our career, our business, sex life and domestic life.  If we have any area of our lives that we do not submit to King Jesus then it is illegitimate.  We submit everything we have and own to Him. 

We dare not say to the Lord, “Here are all the keys of my life, except one.  That key is not yours; its mine.  I lock you out of that area of my life.”  When we crown Him king of our lives, we crown Him Lord of all.  We give Him the keys of every room of our lives.  He must have access to the kitchen as well as the bedroom.  He is Lord. 

Co 1: 18 “And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”

PRINCIPLE: 

Jesus has the right to be preeminent over our lives.

APPLICATION: 

What is your estimation of Jesus as Lord of your life?  Do you think He is worthy to be King of your life?  He should be King of our home.  He is the divine Umpire of our families.  It does not do any good to argue with the Umpire.  He is the ultimate divine Arbitrator between husbands and wives.  There is nothing wrong with His calls on our lives.  He is not prejudiced toward us.  He possesses all the facts and understands unseen components we do not see.

If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He will not only save your soul but He will salvage your life.  He will call the shots.   If we quarterback and coach our own lives, we will lose the spiritual way.

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