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Our submission to Christ is imperfect and progressive, John Piper writes: “From the time of our first saving acceptance of Christ, He is our King and Lord and Savior and Priest and Prophet and Counselor. All that He is, He is for those who are His. And then begins a life of faltering and growing yieldedness to Christ in all that He is. This can come in the form of decisive crises, or in the form of gradually growing commitment, or in the form of daily surrenderings. The lordship of Christ, in reality, is something that is not discovered and yielded to once, but thousands of times. It is yieldedness to his lordship that is at stake every time we are tempted to sin---every day... All saved people own Jesus as Lord of their lives but live out that submission in greater or lesser degrees of consistency."

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