Jesus Christ our Lord

"Jesus is Lord" is the earliest creed statement found in the New Testament (Philippians 2:11). It testifies to the deity of Jesus Christ, that he is one with the Father, sharing the Father's very being and fulfilling the Father's mission (Matthew 3:17; Matthew 17:5; Luke 5:1-11). The disciples recognized in their risen and ascended Lord the true image, presence and power of God (John 20:26-28). Through their experience they realized that worship given to him was a given to God. The confession that Jesus is Lord is the mark of the true Christian believer, for "everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13; Joel 2:32).