Christian Life Church - Cedar Rapids
Lords Prayer Before we begin today’s sermon would you join me in praying the words our Lord taught us to pray? Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.Thy kingdom come. Thy will be donein earth, as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: Amen Introduction Please stand for the reading of God’s Word. Luke 20:41-47 ESV But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? (42) For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, (43) until I make your enemies your footstool.”’ (44) David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” (45) And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, (46) “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, (47) who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.” Luke 21:1-4 ESV Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, (2) and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. (3) And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. (4) For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” You may be seated This morning I want to ask you a very important question.One that needs to be asked from time to time in every Christians life…It’s a guide post kind of question… one you should ask yourself ever so often to make sure you are on track…On track in your lifeOn track in your day to day businessOn track in your thinkingOn track in your faith.You see the Bible says that the path that we are to walk is narrow, and that many fall away and only few enter into the narrow gates of heaven.Therefore as we walk the straight and narrow it would behoove us to, from time to time, make sure we are still on the right road, going the right way, least we find ourselves as one of the many that have fallen away.The guidepost question that I have for you today is this one: SHOW TITLE SLIDE Do You Serve Jesus, or Does Jesus Serve You?Do You Serve Jesus, or Does Jesus Serve You? Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Pray Do you serve Jesus, or Does Jesus Serve you?It is a question of LORDSHIP!Who is Lord in your life? Are you Lord of your own life, and Jesus is a simple servant? A means of getting what you want?Or is Jesus Lord of your life, and you are the Servant? Do you live your life as a means of Jesus getting what He wants?That’s what we are asking today, and that is what these verses we read all center around.WHO IS LORD?In fact, Jesus starts off this section of scripture with that very subject at hand. Luke 20:41-44 ESV But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? (42) For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, (43) until I make your enemies your footstool.”’ (44) David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” Jesus has just finished OWNING the scribes and the Sadducees after they tried to trap Him with what they thought was an impossible question.Not only did Jesus answer it, but He answered it so well that scripture says that they no longer dared to ask Him anything else.Jesus literally shut them up.And now that He has their attention, He decides He is going to teach them about Lordship.Because every Jew in the world was waiting for a Messiah, the Son of David to Come and save them.But they wanted a savior who was on their level… a savior who would serve them.So they were happy to call the Messiah “Son of David”, even the blind man new that much, but they refused to call Him Lord.But...