Philippians 2:8-11

Jesus is Lord

Introduction:

Paul states the most revered name of Jesus in all Scripture: v. 11”Jesus Christ is Lord,” “Lord” is the loftiest name to contemplate and to worship. We should keep in mind that regardless of the size of the church. The Christian worship service is always conducted with an innumerable amount of angels and saints. (Heb. 12:22-23) When the Lord Jesus returns, the redeemed on the earth will be marvelously transformed unto a body like Christ. They shall continue forever their worship bowing before Him. (I Thess. 4:13-18) But for the unredeemed they will be forced to bow their knees before Jesus the Lord, “to the glory of God the Father.” The unredeemed will suffer the consequences of their rejection of the gospel. They will pay the penalty of eternal destruction away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.” (II Thess. 1:10)


  1. Christ’s State of Humiliation – v.8

    1. Centrality of the Cross – Matt. 1:21; John 12:32; Luke 24:25-27


    1. Sin Bearer – (Illustrated by “two goats”) – Lev. 16:21-22; II Cor. 5:21


    1. Satisfying the Justice of God – (Illustrated by the tabernacle Ark of the Covenant)

      1. Prayer – “in Jesus Name”

      2. Love – (John 17:9-12; II Thess. 2:13; Jer. 31:3; I John 4:10



  1. Christ’s State of Exaltation – v.9-11

    1. Various Names of Jesus:

      1. Messiah – Luke 4:18

      2. Son of Man – Dan. 7:13-14

      3. Son of God – Matt. 4:3,6; 17:1-9

      4. Other Names…Prophet, Priest, King, Alpha and Omega, The Door, The Bread of Life etc

      5. Lord – equivalent to “I am” in John 8:57-59; John 20:24-29; Jam.2:19


    1. Sovereignty of Jesus ( Not fatalism – Islam)

      1. He rules over everything, His Church and His Enemies – I Cor. 15:24-25

      2. He rules over every circumstance in the Christian’s life – Rom. 8:28




Conclusion:

  1. Jesus is coming back and will judge the living and the dead – II Tim. 4:1-5


  1. Jesus is coming back – Do you look forward for the Lord’s return? – Rev. 22:20


Pastor Nick Iamaio

Reformed Presbyterian Church 207 South First Street, Fulton, NY 13069

Web Site fultonrpc.org

10/16/2011