Midweek Wake-Up, February 28, 2018

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On Sunday we considered that the motivation for obedience to the rules that Paul gives in Colossians chapter 3 is two-fold.  The believers at Colossae had grasped the grace of God in all of its wonder and Paul was reminding them that the Jesus who loved them was also their Lord.   What does it mean that Jesus is Lord?  Consider Jesus’ words to his disciples at the end of Matthew 28:
Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Jesus is Lord!  All authority has been given to King Jesus and he expects the obedience of all his disciples.   Authority and complete obedience to somebody else doesn’t sound like fun does it?   But then, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

Please take time to prayerfully read over Colossians 3:18 to 4:1 again.   But before you do that, be honest. Has the grace of God really gripped you (Col 1:6) and are you willing to count how many times Paul uses the word “Lord” or “Master” within these verses?

Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

Jesus, the name above every other name
Jesus, the only one who could ever save
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

Holy, there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken

Pastor Andy