Underwater StatueI was driving this afternoon on Bay Street West. Of course, there were lots of tourist-visitors. One person’s t-shirt caught my eye. In bright neon letters it said: “It’s All About Me”.
To be honest, it’s all together too easy for believers in Jesus to think the same; even if we don’t admit it or say it out loud.


The Lordship of Jesus the Christ means that followers of Him cannot ever say “no” to Him. Never.

If He is our Lord. Then He is our biggest Boss!

When we do say “no” to Jesus, we are “too big for our britches” and/or we have shrunk Him in our thinking.

Back in the New Testament days, John the Baptist gained a rather high profile; then the Lord Jesus appeared one day to be baptized and to start His public ministry.

On that occasion John immediately put himself in proper 2nd place to Christ the Lord.

He said: “He must increase and I must decrease.”

May we say and mean the same because it is not about us.

1/7th-Time Lordship

Divorce is messy.  And the children really know it!
Custody battles and their fall-out shape the futures of everyone in the fractured family.
This roadside sign is compelling.  
It parallels human divorce with divine custody of God the Father’s redeemed children.
When you honestly think about it, how much custody does Christ have of you?  
He deserves all of you.  Because He died for all of you.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20:
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your
Sunday Lordship finds it’s authenticity in Monday through Saturday Lordship!
7/7th Lordship of Christ.  Full Custody.
With Jesus’ love for you,
Pastor Rob Elliott

Do What It Takes


TENTING: Draping an entire building with huge & heavy tarps so that it can be intensively fumigated.

It must be done to the building which has lots of bugs or pests which are a real problem!

Tenting is a drastic, labour-intensive & expensive measure which is seen as being necessary & worth doing although it is also inconvenient & disruptive.

Jesus taught in Matthew 5:29-30: “And if you’re right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body parish, then for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the the parts of your body perish, then for your whole body to go into hell.”

Jesus was not recommending literal self-mutilation. Nowhere in the New Testament do we read of any committed follower of Christ walking around without a hand or an eye.

The Lord was using a figure of speech: Hyperbole.
He was using intentional exaggeration to emphasize practical point.
And His point was/is – do what ever it takes to avoid sin in your life. Even the drastic and expensive thing.

Some common examples of hyperbole would be:
“I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.”
“I’m so tired I could fall asleep on a clothesline.”
“School comes easy to him: He takes in knowledge by osmosis.”
“The U.S. sneezes and the Bahamas gets a cold!”

Believer, could it be that there are some drastic measures which you need to take now to avoid sin?

At work? Your TV? Your computer? The people you spend time with?

Do what it takes!
If you don’t know what it takes, consult the Word.
Chat a more mature, trusted Christian.
Figure out the circumstances when you most often are tempted. Determine if you have anything or anyone ranking higher than The Lord Jesus in your heart.

Do what it takes. Fumigated buildings are restored to their useful function.

Jesus says that sometimes drastic, inconveniently and expensive measures must be chosen by us so that we will live holy & God-honouring lives.