Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2312 Jesus Christ, as king
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2312 Jesus Christ, as king

2312 Jesus Christ, as king

Jesus Christ is declared king at his birth: he descends from the royal line of David. People rejected his kingly claims at his crucifixion but God exalted him to his rightful place of power and majesty. At the end of time Jesus Christ will rule the nations for ever.

Jesus Christ descends from the royal line of David

He was the Son of David Mt 1:1 The Messiah was expected to come from David’s line. The genealogy given by Matthew follows the royal line of the kings descended from David. See also Mt 9:27; Mt 12:23; Mt 15:22; Lk 1:32-33; Lk 2:4; Lk 3:31

He was born in Bethlehem, the town of David Jn 7:42 See also Mt 2:3-6; Mic 5:2; Lk 2:15-16

Jesus Christ is regarded as king

Jn 1:49 By Nathanael. See also Mt 2:1-2 by the Magi; Jn 6:15 by the crowds; Ac 17:7 by Jason of Thessalonica

Jesus Christ refused worldly kingdoms

Jn 18:36 See also Mt 4:8-10 pp Lk 4:5-8; Jn 6:15

Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem as a king

Mt 21:1-9 pp Jn 12:12-15 See also Zec 9:9

Jesus Christ’s kingship is an issue at his trial

Pilate questions Jesus Christ Lk 23:2-3 pp Mt 27:11 pp Mk 15:2 pp Jn 18:33 Pilate’s first words to Jesus Christ are the same in all the Gospels.

Jesus Christ claims to be a spiritual king Jn 18:36-37 See also Mt 27:11 pp Mk 15:2 pp Lk 23:3

Pilate appeals to the crowd to accept Jesus Christ as their king Mk 15:9

The crowd reject Jesus Christ as king Mk 15:12-13 See also Jn 19:12-15

Jesus Christ is mocked as king Mt 27:27-30 pp Mk 15:16-20 pp Jn 19:2-3

Jesus Christ is declared king at his crucifixion

Jn 19:19-22 pp Mt 27:37 pp Mk 15:26 pp Lk 23:38 Jesus Christ’s claim to be king was the “crime” for which he was executed.

God has exalted Jesus Christ to his rightful place as king

Heb 1:3 See also Heb 8:1; Heb 12:2; Rev 5:6; Rev 7:17; Rev 22:1-3

As king, Jesus Christ welcomes believers into his kingdom

Lk 23:42-43 See also 2Ti 4:18; Rev 3:20-21

Jesus Christ is king of all kings

He will rule over the nations Rev 1:5 See also Ps 2:7-9; Da 7:13-14; Mt 19:28; Mt 25:31-32; Ro 15:12; 1Co 15:25; Php 2:9-10; Rev 12:5; Rev 17:14; Rev 19:11-16

He is king for ever Rev 11:15 See also Isa 9:7; Lk 1:33; Heb 1:8; Ps 45:6

See also

2215Christ, Son of David
2230Messiah, coming of
2336Christ, exaltation
2345Christ, kingdom of
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2372Christ, victory
2375kingdom of God
2525Christ, cross of
2565Christ, second coming
2585Christ, trial
2590Christ, triumphal entry