Online Magazine: Edition 7
Welcome to the Seventh Edition of the Online Magazine of the Thornleigh Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Pastor's Piece - Confronting the 21st Century
- The Three Members of the Godhead (part 2)
- A History of the Christian Church - Part Five
- The Way Back to God's Family
Experiencing Jesus Christ as Lord
by Norman Tew
In the Seventh-day Adventist Church, each three months there is a new subject for Bible Study. The same theme is studied in all churches world-wide. For the past three months (July, August, September 2005) the theme has been the title of this editorial.
The first week leading up to the first Sabbath we studied the theme of "Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ", looking at our need of a Saviour, Heaven's provision and our necessary response. For the final week we studied the certainty of Christ's return to eliminate sin and suffering for ever when He comes as "King of Kings and Lord of Lords".
For the eleven remaining weeks our study became very practical and personal as we looked at Jesus as Lord of various aspects of our lives. The titles, in order, were
- Lord of our Priorities
- Lord of our Thoughts
- Lord of our Desires
- Lord of our Speech
- Lord of our Prayers
- Lord of our Relationships
- Lord of our Resources
- Lord of our Body Temples
- Lord of our Labour
- Lord of our Worship
- Lord of our Service.
I found these studies very helpful in my personal life. Since Jesus has done so much for us, and we are so weak in our attempts to conquer sins in our lives, our only possible response is to let him take control in our lives. Only as Christ lives within us and takes control can we possibly live as He would like us to. The Lord's Prayer has the phrase "Thy will be done on earth". Only as His will is done in the individual lives of Christians can this be fulfilled.
Thus Jesus must become Lord of all aspects of our aims, thoughts, words, actions, relationships and everything in both secular and spirit aspects of our daily lives.
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