1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God –
2 the gospel He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures
3 regarding His Son, who as to His earthly life was a descendant of David,
4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
5 Through Him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for His name’s sake.
6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
To reflect on
Consider these six significant statements about Jesus:
- Jesus is a descendant of David (v.3)
- Jesus was filled with the Spirit of Holiness (v.4)
- Jesus received God’s power (v.4)
- Jesus rose from the dead and is alive (v.4)
- Jesus is God’s Son (vv.3 and 4)
- Jesus is our Lord (v.4)
How do these statements build towards their summary: “Jesus Christ our Lord”?
Is this a saying that people often read or repeat in church?
Or is it a declaration of intent, full of personal meaning – Jesus Christ our Lord! Jesus Christ my Lord!
How do you say it?