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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2021 Jesus Christ, faithfulness of
2021 Jesus Christ, faithfulness of

2021 Jesus Christ, faithfulness of

The total reliability and constancy of Jesus Christ is shown in his personal character, and made known by his words and works.

Jesus Christ’s faithfulness is seen in his character

He is faithful by nature Rev 19:11 A description of the exalted Christ. See also Rev 1:5; Rev 3:14

The promised Messiah is faithful Isa 11:5 See also Isa 42:3

Jesus Christ is faithful because he never changes Heb 13:8 See also Heb 1:11-12; Ps 102:26-27

Jesus Christ is faithful because he is the truth Jn 1:14 “grace” and “truth” are often associated in Hebrew with love and faithfulness. See also Jn 1:17; Jn 14:6

Jesus Christ’s faithfulness demonstrated in his obedience

He is faithful to his Father Heb 3:6 See also Lk 2:49; Jn 5:30; Jn 6:38; Jn 8:29; Jn 14:31; Heb 3:2

He kept faithfully to his work Lk 4:43 pp Mk 1:38 See also Jn 4:34; Jn 9:4; Jn 12:27; Jn 17:4; Jn 19:30; Heb 2:17-18

Jesus Christ’s faithfulness is seen in his words

In his predictions about events Mt 16:28 pp Lk 9:27 This prediction could refer to either Jesus Christ’s transfiguration or his ascension; Mt 24:2 pp Mk 13:2 pp Lk 21:6 This prediction was fulfilled in A.D. 70 when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the temple. pp Mk 9:1 See also Mt 21:2 pp Mk 11:2 pp Lk 19:30 finding a donkey and her colt; Mt 26:21 pp Mk 14:18 pp Lk 22:21 pp Jn 13:21 Jesus Christ’s betrayer; Mt 26:34 pp Mk 14:30 pp Lk 22:34 pp Jn 13:38 Peter’s denial; Jn 16:20; Jn 21:18-19

In his promises about eternal life Jn 5:24 See also Mt 19:28-29 pp Mk 10:29-30 pp Lk 18:29-30; Lk 23:43; Jn 6:47,53-54; Jn 8:51

In his promise of authority for believers Mt 17:20 See also Mt 16:19; Mt 18:18; Mt 21:21 pp Mk 11:23; Mt 28:18-19; Lk 10:19

In his promise about the Holy Spirit Jn 14:26 See also Lk 24:49; Jn 14:16; Jn 15:26; Jn 16:7; Ac 1:4,8; Ac 2:38-39; Ac 10:44-46; Ro 5:5; 1Co 12:7

Jesus Christ’s promises about the future are faithful

Jn 14:2-3 See also Mt 16:27; Mt 26:64; Jn 14:28

Jesus Christ is faithful to believers in all circumstances

2Ti 2:13 See also Mt 18:20; Mt 28:20; Jn 17:9; Ac 18:9-10; 2Th 3:3; Heb 10:23

See also

1035God, faithfulness
2057Christ, obedience
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2565Christ, second coming
3040Holy Spirit, promise of
6644eternal life

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