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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2054 Jesus Christ, mind of
2054 Jesus Christ, mind of

2054 Jesus Christ, mind of

The centre of Jesus Christ’s thought, understanding and motivation, characterised by a total dedication to God. Christians are called upon to have the same mind as Christ.

The intellectual capacity of Jesus Christ’s mind

In childhood Lk 2:47 See also Lk 2:40,52

In adulthood Jn 7:15 See also Mt 7:28; Mt 13:54 pp Mk 6:2; Mk 1:22 pp Lk 4:32; Mk 11:18

Jesus Christ’s mind was pure

Heb 7:26 The purity of Jesus Christ’s mind is declared by his words and actions and by his oneness with God. See also Lk 1:35; Jn 10:30; Heb 4:15

Examples of Jesus Christ’s use of his mind

In overcoming temptation Mt 4:4 pp Lk 4:4; Dt 8:3; Mt 27:42 pp Mk 15:32 pp Lk 23:37

Against opposition Mt 22:18-22 pp Mk 12:15-17 pp Lk 20:22-26

Jesus Christ’s mind is more than intellect

His thinking is supported by prayer Lk 6:12-13 See also Lk 5:16; Lk 22:41-43 pp Mt 26:39 pp Mk 14:35-36

His thinking is tempered by understanding Isa 11:2 See also Mt 9:35-36; Lk 4:22; Jn 2:24-25

His mind experiences anguish Jn 12:27 See also Mt 26:38 pp Mk 14:34; Mt 27:46 pp Mk 15:34; Ps 22:1; Lk 12:49-50; Lk 22:44; Jn 13:21

Jesus Christ’s mind is extraordinary

He has unusual insight Mk 2:8 pp Mt 9:4 pp Lk 5:22 See also Mt 12:25 pp Lk 11:17; Lk 6:8; Lk 9:47; Jn 1:47-48; Jn 4:17-18; Jn 11:4

He understands the future Mk 8:31 pp Mt 16:21 pp Lk 9:22 See also Mt 26:21 pp Mk 14:18; Lk 22:34,37; Isa 53:12; Jn 3:14; Jn 4:49-50; Jn 13:33; Jn 18:4

Jesus Christ’s mind did not know all things

Mt 8:10 pp Lk 7:9; Mk 9:21; Mk 13:32

Jesus Christ’s strength of mind made him resolute

Lk 9:51 See also Mt 27:14 pp Mk 15:5; Jn 6:6; Jn 12:27

Jesus Christ’s mind was not always understood

Mk 9:32 pp Lk 9:45 See also Mk 3:21-22; Lk 2:50; Lk 18:34; Jn 3:10; Jn 8:27; Jn 12:16

Christians should have the same mind as Christ

In his attitude 1Pe 4:1 See also 1Co 2:16; Isa 40:13; Php 2:5; Php 3:8; Col 2:2-3

In his knowledge of Scripture Mt 7:28-29; Mt 22:29; Lk 2:47; Lk 24:27; Jn 5:39

In his awareness of God Jn 8:16,28,55; Jn 14:10-11; Jn 17:1,6

In the love in which Jesus Christ’s mind is exercised Lk 11:42; Jn 14:23; 1Co 13:2

See also

2012Christ, authority
2045Christ, knowledge of
2048Christ, love of
2081Christ, wisdom
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
5037mind of Christ
8206Christlikeness

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