Friday 8 July 2016

Vern Poythress on the Lordship of Christ

I’ve just ordered a copy of the latest book from Vern Poythress:

Vern S. Poythress, The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, in All of Life, with All of Our Heart (Wheaton: Crossway, 2016).

Meanwhile, a pdf excerpt of the book is available here, and Poythress has posted an article here on ‘10 Things You Should Know about the Lordship of Christ’, which are as follows:

1. Christ is Lord over all because he is God.

2. Christ is Lord over all because in his human nature he has accomplished perfect obedience, has won salvation for us, and has been given universal dominion as a reward.

3. Christ claims authority over both believers and unbelievers.

4. We are to obey Christ in all things.

5. We are to serve Christ all the time, in all of life, with all of our heart.

6. The means of grace guide us and equip us to grow in serving Christ.

7. Serving Christ makes a pronounced difference in every area of life.

8. Because of Christ’s lordship over the world, we can sometimes learn from and cooperate with unbelievers in short-term projects.

9. Christ gives distinctive authority and responsibilities to people in various spheres of life.

10. Through Christ, God establishes a pronounced distinction between the church and other institutions on earth.

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