Jesus is Lord
This is the oldest Christian confession of faith. ‘Lord’ (Kyrios in Greek) is how the Jews addressed God. For the early Christians, Jesus, despite his human reality and the terrible suffering of his cross and passion, was recognised as the Son of God and eternally one with the Father.
Therefore the divine name, ‘Lord’ was given to him in prayer. When we confess him to be Our Lord, we hand over our lives to him, trusting that in his teaching we find a sure guide for this life, and in his death and resurrection the promise of eternal life.
That life that begins now, in faith and is fed every Sunday with his word in the Gospel and the sacrament of his body and blood.
by the obedience of Jesus
you brought salvation to our wayward world:
draw us into harmony with your will,
that we may find all things restored in him,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen