Salvation = Lordship of Jesus in Our Lives
In this sermon, Eli Gautreaux, who was my campus pastor when I was a student at Sam Houston State University where Jesus met me, taught that God did not send Jesus as a personal assistant or advisor for you and me, but made Jesus both Savior and Lord (Acts 2:36). Salvation is not just "accepting" Jesus into one's heart, but to call upon Him as Lord (Romans 10:9). Without the Lordship of Jesus, He is not quite the Savior yet.
Jesus said, "Why do you call me, 'LORD, LORD,' and do not do what I say?" (Luke 6:46). If Jesus is truly the Lord of your life, your life-style will prove it. Obedience is not the requirement to come to God: It is the response to Him out of your love for Him. Let us remember today that God made Jesus both Lord and Savior and let me challenge you to declare in both words and deeds that He is the Lord of every part of your life.