Lord's Day Liturgy

Lordship Style

As we exalt in the Lordship of Jesus, as we remember the cosmological implications of His position, we also remember our Lord’s teaching about His own Lordship style.

Consider the teaching of Jesus to the disciples who were irritated at the egotism of James and John who said the quiet parts out loud regarding how great they all wanted to be seen in connection to how great Jesus was.

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42–45 ESV)

It’s not a tip, not a life hack, but it is the way to be great: serve.

It was the mind of Christ, born in the humbling likeness of men, humbled in obedience to the point of humiliating death on a cross, that leads to the therefore: “Therefore God has highly exalted Him,” and one way or another “every tongue (will) confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:5-11).

So at the Lord’s Table we drink the “cup of the Lord” representing “the body and blood of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:27). He has served us. Eat and drink in light of the Lord’s death until He comes.