Confess and Believe

Week two of Don’s Sabbatical was a blast.  We talked about how we receive grace.  Confess that Jesus is Lord, and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9).

It’s a simple idea but it it’s a huge statement.

When we confess that Jesus is Lord we are saying no to all the other things that want to be lords of our lives, success, power, money, sex, approval, addiction, pride, ourselves.  When we confess we remove those other voices from the throne and put Jesus where he belongs.  He is Lord.  We are not Lord.  Jesus is Lord.

If Jesus is Lord then we can walk in confidence that we have a good king.  We can walk in confidence that Jesus is good.  And we can talk about Jesus.  He’s bigger than politics, nations, and anything else that tries to take our allegiance, because Jesus is not just Lord, he’s eternal.  He’s going to outlast this election.  He’s going to outlast America, just like he outlasted Rome.  Jesus is our eternal Lord!

When we believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead we are saying, that God has the power to do the impossible.  God raised a dead person back to life.  Jesus is alive.  Jesus is eternal.  Jesus is Powerful, Jesus is Lord.  We can trust the God who had the power to raise the dead in the middle of our struggle, in the middle of our pain, in the middle of our anguish because he has the power to raise the dead.

And as followers of Jesus we have the opportunity to walk in that power, when we confess that Jesus is Lord and believe thatGod raised him from the dead.

Jesus is Lord!

Confess and Believe!

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