No one makes Christ Lord; He is Lord. So, it goes without saying that His lordship extends over the life of every person. Whether or not we acknowledge His lordship is another matter altogether. The price paid for the sins of all was a high price indeed—the death of Christ. To be bought by Christ is both a reminder of His great love and His invitation to live a life fully surrendered to Him.

Discussion Questions

We live in a culture that is obsessively independent. What does it mean for Jesus to be Lord of your life? How does this idea relate to our Christ-like characteristic of surrendering continually?

No one becomes a Christian by “making Christ the Lord of their lives.” What is the single requirement for receiving the gift of eternal life? (Romans 3:23-24, 4:5, John 3:16)

Read 1 Corinthians 6:17-20. In what sense is a believer in Jesus owned by God? (compare 1 Cor. 7:23) By what price are you bought (1 Peter 1:17-19)?

The purchase price of Christ’s blood extends even to those who reject Him. Read 2 Peter 2:1. According to Peter who has been bought by God? (compare 1 Timothy 2:3-6, 1 John 2:2)

Slavery is often rightly viewed with very negative connotations. How, then, is a Christian to be a slave of God (Romans 6:20-22)?

Describe the practical outworking of a life that is surrendered continually to God? How would you describe your victories and failures in your quest to live with Jesus as your Boss?

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