MEN'S MINISTRY OVERSEER
At the "Man-Cave"
Pastor Don's Garage
519 La Mesa Drive
Bring a bite to eat and join us in the "Man-Cave" for a terrific time of study and fellowship!!
For additional information, contact Pastor Don at 751-1621
A HUGE THANK YOU
Bernard Trinidad and Steve Abbott
for coming forward to operate the sound system on Sunday mornings!!
The church appreciates your service very much!
To get involved in other Sunday morning service activities,
please see Tim Kammerer or Lyle Toole on Sunday morning at church.
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
READ: Romans 14:7-9
"JESUS IS LORD!" is the confession of every Christian because it is fundamental to our faith. In order to be "saved", the apostle Paul says we must confess with or mouth Jesus as Lord [Romans 10:9]. Such doctrine is central to Christianity, and those who are devoted followers of Jesus Christ believe that He is Lord of all creation and all time.
However, when we say "all", it means us as well. If Jesus truly is the sovereign Lord of heaven and earth, then He is also the Master of our individual lives. Christ's sovereign rule is not limited to governing the vast universe; it's also a personal issue. He is Lord of our normal, daily lives, our choices, priorities, activities, attitudes, words, everything!
Paul captured this truth in Romans 14:8 when he wrote, "For if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord." The apostle considered it impossible to compartmentalize Christ's lordship. He knew his life belonged wholly to Jesus.
Jesus doesn't want to be part of our life; He made it clear with His disciples. When we give the Lord just a portion, then we are telling Him there are other things we consider at least as important as He is, if not more important. Do you know what the Bible calls this? Idolatry!
Jesus never called people to give Him a try! He demanded full surrender:: "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me!"
[Luke 9:23]. We can't squeeze Jesus into one segment of our life and continue living as we please. If we're truly His, then Jesus is our life!
Give it some prayerful thought! Is Jesus Lord of all your life?
Where do you come short of His Lordship?
Will you confess right now His
Lordship over those areas?
I know I need to do just that!!
Devotional reprinted from "In Touch" magazine, September 2018