2078 Jesus Christ, sonship of

2078 Jesus Christ, sonship of

Jesus Christ is described as Son of David, Son of Man and Son of God. His sonship speaks of his divinity and humanity and is closely associated with his role as promised Messiah, suffering Saviour, risen Lord and coming judge and king. It also speaks of his intimate, obedient and unique relationship with his Father and of his mission to enable people to become children of God through faith in him.

Jesus Christ as the Son of David

He is physically descended from David Mt 1:1 See also Mt 1:2-20; Lk 1:27,32; Lk 2:4,11; Lk 3:23-38; Ro 1:3; 2Ti 2:8; Rev 22:16

He is the promised royal Messiah of David’s line Isa 16:5 See also 2Sa 7:12-16 pp 1Ch 17:11-14; Ps 89:1-4; Ps 132:11,17; Isa 9:7; Isa 11:1; Jer 23:5-6; Jer 33:15-16; Eze 34:23-24; Eze 37:24-25
Zec 3:8; Zec 6:12

He is both the Son and Lord of David Mt 22:41-45 pp Mk 12:35-37 pp Lk 20:41-44 See also Ps 110:1

Jesus Christ as the Son of Man

Mk 2:10 pp Mt 9:6 pp Lk 5:24 Jn 3:13 See also Da 7:13-14; Mk 2:28 pp Mt 12:8 pp Lk 6:5; Jn 1:51; Jn 6:27; Jn 8:28

Jesus Christ as the Son of God

His divine origin and divinity Lk 1:32-35 See also Jn 1:13,18; Jn 5:18; Jn 17:5,24

His intimate relationship with the Father Mk 14:36 “Abba” was a term of intimacy and familiarity that children used with their own fathers. See also Mt 3:17 pp Mk 1:11 pp Lk 3:22; Lk 2:49; Jn 1:18,32-34; Jn 3:35; Jn 5:20; Jn 8:38; Jn 14:31; Jn 17:23

His knowledge of the Father’s will Mt 11:25-27 pp Lk 10:21-22 See also Jn 6:45-46; Jn 8:55; Jn 14:13-16; Jn 15:15

His obedience to the Father’s mission Mt 26:42 pp Mk 14:36 pp Lk 22:42 See also Mt 3:13-17 pp Mk 1:9-11 pp Lk 3:21-22 His baptism; Mt 4:1-11 pp Lk 4:1-13 His temptation; Mt 12:50; Jn 3:17; Jn 8:55; Jn 10:17,36; Jn 14:31; Jn 17:8

His sharing in the Father’s work Jn 3:34; Jn 4:34; Jn 5:17,21-26; Jn 6:40; Jn 8:16; Jn 9:4; Jn 12:49-50; Jn 14:11

His role as promised Messiah Mt 16:16 pp Lk 9:20 See also 2Sa 7:12-14 pp 1Ch 17:11-13; Ps 89:26-27; Isa 9:6-7; Mt 1:23; Isa 7:14; Mt 2:15; Hos 11:1; Mt 26:63-64 pp Mk 14:61-62 pp Lk 22:70; Lk 4:41; Lk 22:29-30; Jn 1:49; Jn 11:27; Jn 20:31; Ac 13:33; Heb 1:5; Heb 5:5; Ps 2:7

His sharing the Father’s character and being Heb 1:3 See also Jn 1:14; Jn 5:26; Jn 6:57; Jn 10:30; Jn 17:5

The uniqueness of his sonship Jn 3:16 See also Jn 1:18; Jn 3:18; Heb 1:3

Jesus Christ’s disciples become children of God through him

Gal 4:4-7 See also Mt 12:50; Jn 3:16-18; Jn 5:23-24; Jn 6:40; Jn 11:26-27; Jn 14:1-2; Jn 20:31; Ro 8:13-17; Eph 1:5-6

Jesus Christ as the son of natural parents

Mt 1:16,25; Mt 13:55 pp Mk 6:3; Lk 2:7,48; Lk 3:23; Lk 4:22; Jn 1:45; Jn 6:42; Ac 1:14

See also

1250Abba
1510Trinity, the
2012Christ, authority
2018Christ, divinity
2215Christ, Son of David
2218Christ, Son of God
2221Christ, Son of Man
2230Messiah, coming of
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2535Christ, family of
2540Christ, genealogy
6608adoption

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