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Sermon Illustrations: Lordship

God is not an indulgent grandfather who does everything you think he should do. Trevor Chandler

Men will allow God to be everywhere except on His throne. C. H. Spurgeon.

Lordship is not like a buffet where you can select different foods according to what you want. Lordship isn't optional.

Lordship means obedience. If you claim someone is your boss, but don't obey them, they're not really your boss.

Imagine you've got a yacht, and Jesus is also on board. He knows everything about the boat, and He knows every aspect of the ocean you're in. Are you going to let Him be the captain or are you going to make Him the cabin boy? How do you know whether He's the captain or the cabin boy? The cabin boy only gets used when something needs fixing. (illustration by George Miller)

A young man joined the Navy, and shortly after asked his officer for a pass so he could attend a wedding. The officer gave him the pass, but told the new recruit he would have to be back by 7 pm Sunday. "But sir, you don't understand, " said the recruit. "I'm in the wedding." "No, you don't understand," said the officer. "You're in the Navy!"

On the tombstone of an old Cavalier soldier who lost his life and property in battle for the royalist cause: "He served King Charles with a constant, dangerous and expensive loyalty." B. Larsen, Luke p 59

A wife who is 85% faithful to her husband is not faithful at all. There is no such thing as part-time loyalty to Jesus Christ. Vance Havner