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#16 7-08-07

The Exaltation of Christ

Text, Philippians 2:9-11


Review about Christ’s humiliation from lasts weeks sermon.

I Christ’s Exalted Position

A. His Resurrection

1. His body was raised from the dead.

2. His Spirit was raised from Sheol

B. His Ascension

1. 40 days after resurrection He remained on the earth.

2. He was taken up into the heavens (Acts 1:9)

C. His Coronation (Eph. 4:8-10)

1. Jesus lead a triumphant parade

2. He was restored to His highest position

3. Christ reigns far above all authority, power and dominion.

Application: Our exaltation, who ever humbles himself will be exalted (James 4:10)

We will be raised, raptured, and reigning (Eph. 2:6) We are seated with Christ

II. His Exalted Title

A. The name above every name

B. His is Lord: which is a title of majesty, authority, honor and sovereignty.

(Revelation 19:16) He is called King of Kings and Lord of Lords

III. The Response to Christ’s Exaltation (2:10)

A. All will submit to His Lordship (bow)

1. Those in heaven (angels)

2. Those on earth (people)

3. Those under the earth (demons)

Quote, “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name”

All hail the pow’r of Jesus name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all.

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

Ye ransomed from the fall;

Hail Him who saves you by His grace,

And crown Him Lord of all.

Let every kindred, every tribe,

On this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe

O that with yonder sacred throng

We at His feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

And crown Him Lord of all.

Illustration: Rev. E.P. Scott, a missionary to India tells of a time when he was trying to reach a savage tribe in the Indian subcontinent. Ignoring the pleadings of his friends, he set off in the dangerous territory. Several days later he met a large party of warriors who surrounded him and pointed their spears dangerously close to his heart. Expecting to die at any moment, Rev, Scott took out his violin, breathed a prayer, closed his eyes and began to sing, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” When he reached the words, “Let every kindred, every tribe on this terrestrial ball, to Him all majesty ascribe and crown Him Lord of all,” he opened his eyes. There stood the warriors, some with tears in their eyes, every spear lowered. Rev. Scott spent the next two years sharing the love of Christ with the tribe.

B. All will confess His as Lord

1. Some now make empty confessions (Matthew 7:21)

“not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord” will enter kingdom heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.”

2. Confessing the Jesus is Lord is necessary for salvation (Romans 10:9)

“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”

3. Done willingly now or unwillingly later

Have you submitted to Christ as your Lord?

Who sits on the throne of your heart?

Do you choose to live for self, to live for Christ?

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