Summary: As you examine this sermon you will be challenged to consider the "real" Lord of your life.
A few years ago there was a television series entitled “Who’s The Boss?” The show was about a man named Tony who worked for a lady named Angela. The subtle plot behind the show raised a question. The question, who is the real boss? Was it Tony? (or) Was it Angela? I’m sure the show was inspired by societal issues that exist between men and women.
Who is the boss? That is an important question.
• Employees need to know the answer to this question.
• Sports teams need to know the answer to this question.
• Children need to know the answer to this question.
Sometimes the boss is not obvious. The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed the employee’s home telephone number and was greeted with a child’s whispered, "Hello?"
Feeling put out at the inconvenience of having to talk to a youngster, the boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?" "Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?" the man asked. To the surprise of the boss, the small voice whispered, "No."
Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is you’re Mommy there?" "Yes," came the answer.
"May I talk with her?" Again, the small voice whispered, "No."
Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the person who should be there watching over the child. "Is there anyone there besides you?" the boss asked the child.
"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?" "No, he is busy," whispered the child.
"Busy doing what?" asked the boss.
"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the whispered answer.
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through the ear piece on the phone, the boss asked, "What is that noise?"
"A hello-copper," answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" asked the boss, now alarmed.
In an awed whispering voice, the child answered, "The search team just landed the hello-copper!" Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated, the boss asked, "Why are they there?" Still whispering, the young voice replied (along with a muffled giggle), "They are looking for me!"
(SOURCE: Christian Cheong; Contributed by: SermonCentral PRO)
Like I said, sometimes the boss is not obvious. This question is also true in the spiritual realm. Who is the boss of your life? Is it obvious?
For a text I want to look at Mt. 6:24. “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (NASV) This verse is like a connecting link. Jesus had been teaching about our view of money. From there he turns his focus to anxiety and worry over things. The key to financial issues and the key to overcoming worry are finding the right boss. The boss I have in mind is the Lord Jesus. Jesus created you for only one boss. You will never be happy unless you commit to His Lordship.
A few years back I was struggling to manage the stress level in my life. I commented to a deacon in our church that I felt like my life was on a freeway. He instructed me that I should “get off of the freeway.” Do you ever feel as if your life is on a freeway and is out of control? I am going to do a series of messages entitled “Get Off of the Freeway.” Today we do the first of these.
So, “Who’s the Boss?” I want to identify some marks that will help you identify the boss in your life.
I. The first mark of a boss is, the boss is at the center of your life. Jesus said “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
A. Your life revolves around your boss. He determines how much money you make. He determines the amount of your free time. He determines what time you arrive at work. When you put this into the larger context of your life this is true in your relationship with God. God is either at the center or not. Dear friend, God desires that your life revolve around Him. God created you and He created you to be a God centered person. Jesus said “No one can serve two masters.”