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Lord over His people

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Introduction

Lord over the Ball
I can manipulate it
I can throw it and have it come back to me
I can squeeze it
I can give it to someone else
This ball I am Lord over, same thing with all the objects that I have
Can I be Lord over something with a mind though?
Give example of a dog
Then give an example of a Lion
It would be harder to tame a wild lion
Give example of a Baby
Baby is dependent and needy but sooner or later it will be able to start take of itself and has to make his/her own choices
There was a guy who was choosing not to follow Jesus because he didn't believe. Jesus was His master but the thing is God allows us to not treat him as our Lord. But there is good news because this man though he did not want a relationship with Jesus, Jesus changed him which caused him to want to follow Jesus.

Lord over Saul

Give the context of Saul
Read Acts 9:1
Acts 9:1–2 ESV
But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Give the context of Saul
Zealous Jew
Did not believe in Jesus
Persecuted the Church
Jesus shows his Lordship to Saul
Acts 9:3–9 ESV
Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
Acts 9:3-

Lord of Ananias

Acts 9:10–18 ESV
Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;
Acts 9:10-
Jesus was Lord over both of these men
Jesus was Lord over Saul for he told him what was going to happen and he made him blind.
Jesus was Lord over Ananias for even though he didnt want to go to Saul Jesus told him look, im going to use him for my purposes and for my work.
Note Ananias calls him Brother Saul
He was Baptized
Filled with Holy Spirit

Jesus is Lord Period!

What happened to Saul and Ananias happens to everyone who believes in Jesus
We are like Saul because we were once moving away from Jesus because we didnt want him as Lord
But then Jesus interrupts our lives and then we believe
But then we are like Ananias because Jesus calls us to do the hardest thing- that is go to everyone we know, our friends, neighbors, our enemies to give them the gospel and to live life with them so that they can believe in Jesus as well.
Call all leader’s to stand up
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