Summary: Submission to the Lordship of Christ is the key to a missionary revival. Disobedience to our Missionary Mandate is the result of rebellion against the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
The title "LORD" means one with supreme authority and power.
Jesus proclaimed Himself thus - Matthew 28:18 "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
Peter proclaimed Jesus thus - Acts 2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
Submission to the Lordship of Christ is the key to a missionary revival. Disobedience to our Missionary Mandate is the result of rebellion against the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
#1. HIS RIGHT TO LORDSHIP.
All Things Were Created By Him.
Notice His Power - John 1:3 "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
Notice His Purpose - Isaiah 45:18 "Tor thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."
Notice His Possession - Colossiansl:16 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:"
All Things Exist By Him - Colossians 1:17 "And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Jesus is ...
The Source - Acts 17:28 "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring."
The Supplier - Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
The Strength - Philippians 4:13 "I am do all things through Christ which strengthened me."
The Satisfier - Psalm 107:9 "For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."
All Things Are Controlled By Him - Matthew 28:18 "And. Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
#2. HIS RULE AS LORD. Jesus is Lord of....
The Christian - Romans 14:9 "For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living."
He is lord of our...
Talents (abilities)-1 Corinthians 4:7 "For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast than that thou didst not receive? now ifthou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as ifthou hadst not received it?"
Time - Ephesians 5:15-16 "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."
Temple (body) - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s."
Treasure (possessions) - Matthew 25:14-24
The Church - Colossians 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 might have the preeminence."
Ephesians 1:22 "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,"
Its Officers (Pastors & Deacons) - 1 Peter 5:1-4
Its Ordinances (Baptism & Lord’s supper) -1 Corinthians 11:23
Its Order (Ministries) - Matthew 28:16-20
Our Circumstances - 1 Corinthians 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Our Finances - Deuteronomy 8:18 "But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day."
Our Weeknesses - 2 Corinthians 12:10 "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
#3. HIS REQUEST AS LORD - Matthew 28:18-20. It is here that Christ commands us to...
Evangelize Every Person - "Teach all nations."
Enlist Every Convert - "Baptizing them."
Edify The Churches - "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you."