Speaker: R.C. Sproul
Message Title: No Compromise, No Surrender
Scripture Text: Luke 24:46-
[2013 National Ligonier National Conference]
Summary: Jesus Christ has ascended to the right hand of God and has received all authority in heaven and on earth. He is Lord. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul reminds the church that the very first creed for which tens of thousands died is “Christ is Lord.” He will remind us that Jesus Christ is still Lord and that every assault on His kingdom is doomed to failure because the decisive battle has already been won.
Who was Polycarp? Why does R.C. Sproul tell his story to introduce this message?
Polycarp could have easily avoided his execution. Why didn’t he say the two words that would have been necessary?
What was the first Christian creed?
In sacred Scripture, the word “Lord” is used in three different ways. Can you name and explain them?
What is the etymological significance of the word “church”?
Why did the disciples rejoice at the ascension of Jesus?
So, again, how does the Lordship of Christ relate to the story of Polycarp’s execution?
In light of this message, what would it mean for you to “Play the man”? To “play the man” at work? To “play the man” at school? To “play the man” with your peers? To “play the man” with your family?
46 He also said to them, “This is what is written: The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day, 47 and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. As for you, stay in the city until you are empowered from on high.”
50 Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands He blessed them. 51 And while He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven. 52 After worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they were continually in the temple complex praising God.