The Lord Jesus Christ

a Bible study, part 8 of 12

  • MISSION - The Mission of Christ

Mt 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mt 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Lu 4:43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
Lu 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
Lu 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Joh 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Joh 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

  • MOCKED - Christ mocked by men

Mt 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Mt 27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
Lu 22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
Lu 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
Lu 23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

  • MORNING STAR - Christ, the Morning Star

Nu 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
2Pe 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Re 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
Re 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

  • MYSTERY - The Mystery of Christ and Redemption

Ro 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Col 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Col 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

  • NAME - Works done in Christ's wonderful name

Mighty when used in Prayer and Service
Lu 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Joh 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Joh 16:26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
Joh 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Ac 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Ac 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Ac 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Ac 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

  • NAZARENE - Christ, the Nazarene

Mt 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
Ac 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

  • OBEDIENCE - Christ's example of Obedience

Joh 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Ro 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
Heb 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

  • OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST - Examples of Obedience to Christ

Mt 4:20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
Mt 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Mt 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
Mt 21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
Mt 26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
Lu 5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
Lu 6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Joh 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
Joh 11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
Joh 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Joh 21:6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

  • OMNISCIENCE - The Omniscience of Christ

Joh 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
Joh 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
Joh 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Ac 1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

  • ONENESS - The Oneness of Christ with the Father

Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.
Joh 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Joh 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

  • ONLY BEGOTTEN SON - Christ, the Only Begotten Son

Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

  • Opinions concerning Christ - See: DIVIDED

     
  • ORIGIN - The heavenly Origin of Christ

Joh 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
Joh 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
Joh 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
Joh 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Joh 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

  • OUR PASSOVER - Christ, Our Passover

1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

  • OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS - Christ, Our Righteousness

Ro 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

  • PARABLES - Parables of Christ
In One Gospel Only
                                        Mt.   Mr.   Lu.
The Barren Fig Tree..................   --    --    13
The Draw Net.........................   13    --    --
The Friend at Midnight...............   --    --    11
The Good Samaritan...................   --    --    10
The Goodly Pearl.....................   13    --    --
The Great Supper.....................   --    --    14
The Hidden Treasure..................   13    --    --
The Householder......................   --    13    --
The Labourers in the Vineyard........   20    --    --
The Marriage of the King's Son.......   22    --    --
The Pharisee and Publican............   --    --    18
The Piece of Money...................   --    --    15
The Pounds...........................   --    --    19
The Prodigal Son.....................   --    --    15
The Rich Fool........................   --    --    12
The Rich Man and Lazarus.............   --    --    16
The Seed Growing in Secret...........   --     4    --
The Sheep and Goats..................   25    --    --
The Tares............................   13    --    --
The Ten Talents......................   25    --    --
The Ten Virgins......................   25    --    --
The Two Debtors......................   --    --     7
The Two Sons.........................   21    --    --
The Unjust Judge.....................   --    --    18
The Unjust Steward...................   --    --    16
The Unmerciful Servant...............   18    --    --
The Unprofitable Servants............   --    --    17
The Wedding Feast....................   --    --    12
The Wise Steward.....................   --    --    12

Found in Two Gospels Only

The House on the Rock................    7    --     6
The Leaven...........................   13    --    13
The Lost Sheep.......................   18    --    15

Found in Three Gospels

New Cloth............................    9     2     5
New Wine in Old Bottles..............    9     2     5
The Fig Tree.........................   24    13    21
The Mustard Seed.....................   13     4    13
The Sower............................   13     4     8
The Wicked Husbandmen................   21    12    20


  • PEACE - Peace bestowed through Christ

Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Ac 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
Ro 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

  • PERFECTION - The Perfection of Christ

Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Joh 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Heb 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

  • PERSECUTION - The Persecution of Christ

Lu 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Lu 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Joh 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
Joh 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Joh 10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

  • PLOTS - Plots against Christ

Mt 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
Mt 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
Mt 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
Lu 6:11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
Lu 19:47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
Lu 22:4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Joh 11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
Joh 11:53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

  • POWER (OMNIPOTENCE) - The Power of Christ

CHRIST'S POWER
Saving
Isa 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Pardoning
Mt 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

Infinite
Mt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Over Nature
Lu 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

Over his own Life
Joh 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Life-giving
Joh 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

Wonder-working
Ac 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Demonstrated by his Resurrection
Ro 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

  • PRAYER - The Prayers of Christ

PRIVATE DEVOTIONS OF CHRIST
Morning Devotions
Mr 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Evening Prayer
Mr 6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
Mr 6:47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

Solitary Communion
Lu 5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
Lu 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

All-night Prayer
Lu 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Only the Disciples near
Lu 9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

In the Garden of Gethsemane
Lu 22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
Lu 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

PUBLIC PRAYERS OF CHRIST
Mt 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Lu 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
Joh 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
Joh 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

CHRIST'S PRAYERS IN GREAT CRISES
At his Baptism
Lu 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

Before Calling the Twelve Apostles
Lu 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

When the People would Crown him
Joh 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.

At his Transfiguration
Lu 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

His Farewell Prayer
Joh 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Joh 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Joh 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
Joh 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
Joh 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
Joh 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
Joh 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Joh 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Joh 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Joh 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Joh 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Joh 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Joh 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Joh 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
Joh 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Joh 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
Joh 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Before the Agony of the Cross
Mt 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

On the Cross, for his Enemies
Lu 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

  • PREACHING - Christ to be the theme of preaching

Ac 4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Ac 8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
Ac 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
Ac 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
Ac 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
Ac 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
2Co 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

  • PRECIOUS - Christ is Precious

The Fairest Among Ten Thousand
So 5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

A Jewel Beyond Compare
Mt 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

The Only Saviour
Ac 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

The Only Foundation
1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Paul's Estimate of
Php 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

Priceless to Believers
1Pe 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

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