Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ep1 Calling Christ Lord in Accordance With the Law Part 1

In Matthew 7:23, just before the parable of the two builders, Jesus says that not everyone who says to him, “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven, that there will be many who approach him on the last day claiming allegiance to him. Yet, he will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.” Today, we discuss what it means to call Jesus Lord in accordance with the law, for we never want to hear Jesus say, “I never knew you; depart from Me.”
First Commandment
In order to call Jesus Lord in accordance with the law, we have to examine the law of God. Exodus 20:2–3 says, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.” We discuss what it means to have no other Gods before the LORD.
Implications Under the New Covenant
Living in the new covenant-era, we have to apply this law to our lives as we approach Christ. To have no other gods before the LORD is to have no other gods before Christ. Therefore, we have to examine that which has been revealed of Christ in order to approach him in an appropriate manner. Today, we examine Jesus’ use of the phrase “Son of Man” and the way it ought to shape how we conceive of Christ in our minds.