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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2224 Jesus Christ, the Lord
2224 Jesus Christ, the Lord

2224 Jesus Christ, the Lord

A title that signifies Jesus Christ’s absolute authority and the basis on which people may know him. It is especially associated with his resurrection and return.

Lord as a title of respect for the earthly Jesus Christ

Mt 8:25 See also Mt 15:25,27 pp Mk 7:28; Mt 21:3 pp Mk 11:3 pp Lk 19:31

Lord as a mark of Jesus Christ’s authority as a teacher

1Th 4:15 See also Ac 11:16; Ac 20:35; 1Co 7:10

Lord as a sign of Jesus Christ’s divinity

Jesus Christ’s divinity Jn 20:28 “Lord” is a common divine title in the Greek OT and is instinctively transferred to Jesus Christ in the NT. See also 1Co 8:6; 2Co 3:17-18; Eph 4:5; 2Th 2:16; 2Pe 1:2

The day of Christ Jesus Php 1:6 The “day of Christ Jesus” is equivalent to the OT “day of the Lord”. See also 1Co 1:8; 2Co 1:14; Php 1:10; Php 2:16; Rev 1:10

Jesus Christ is ruler over all Rev 17:14 See also Dt 10:17; Rev 19:16

Jesus Christ is the Saviour Ro 10:13 See also Joel 2:32; Ac 2:21

Jesus Christ is Lord of the Sabbath Mt 12:8 pp Mk 2:28 pp Lk 6:5

Jesus the Messiah is Lord

Ac 2:36 “Christ” is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word “Messiah”. See also 2Co 4:5; Col 3:24

“Jesus is Lord” is the basic Christian statement of faith Ro 10:9 See also Ac 11:20; Ac 16:31; Ac 20:21; 1Co 12:3; 2Co 4:5; Php 2:10-11

Jesus is Lord because of the resurrection Ro 1:4 See also Ac 4:33; Ro 4:24; Ro 14:9; Heb 13:20

Lord is a natural title for the risen Christ Lk 24:34 See also Lk 22:61; Ac 1:21; Ac 7:59; 1Co 9:1,5; 1Th 4:17

Jesus Christ’s lordship is the basis for his relationship with Christians

It is a personal relationship Php 3:8 See also Ac 16:15; Ro 5:11; Ro 14:8; 1Co 6:17; 2Pe 2:20

“The name of the Lord” expresses this relationship 1Co 6:11 See also Ac 8:16; Ac 15:26; Ac 19:5; Ac 21:13; Eph 5:20; Col 3:17

“Jesus our Lord” expresses this relationship Eph 6:24 See also 1Co 15:57; 2Co 8:9; Gal 6:14; Eph 5:20; 1Th 5:28; 2Ti 1:8

“In the Lord” as an expression of this relationship Phm 16 See also Ro 16:12; Eph 6:10; Php 1:14; Php 2:29; Php 3:1; Phm 20

The “grace of the Lord” as God’s provision for this relationship 1Ti 1:14 See also 2Co 13:14; 2Th 3:18; Phm 25; 2Pe 3:18; Jude 21

Jesus Christ’s lordship is the basis for Christian obedience

Col 2:6 See also Ro 12:11; Col 3:23; 2Th 1:8; 2Ti 2:19; 1Pe 3:15

Jesus Christ’s lordship will be fully revealed

1Th 4:16 See also 1Co 1:7; Php 3:20; 1Th 5:23; 2Th 1:7; 1Ti 6:14

Jesus Christ’s lordship signifies his absolute authority

Jesus Christ as judge of all 1Co 4:4 See also 1Co 11:32; 2Co 10:18; 1Th 4:6; 2Th 1:8-9

Jesus Christ as Lord of all Ro 10:12 See also Ac 10:36; 1Co 8:6; Php 2:10-11; Col 1:16-17

See also

2012Christ, authority
2018Christ, divinity
2051Christ, majesty of
2069Christ, pre-eminence
2206Jesus, the Christ
2336Christ, exaltation
2560Christ, resurrection
2565Christ, second coming
5396lordship of Christ

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