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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2369 Jesus Christ, responses to
2369 Jesus Christ, responses to

2369 Jesus Christ, responses to

The NT records a number of responses to Jesus Christ on the part of those who encountered him, both positive and negative.

Negative responses to Jesus Christ

Rejection Mt 21:42; Mk 7:5-8; Lk 4:28-30; Lk 10:16

Lack of faith Mk 6:4-6 pp Mt 13:57-58

Questioning his authority See also Mk 11:27-33 pp Mt 21:23-27 pp Lk 20:1-8

Hardening of hearts Mt 13:10-17; Jn 12:37-41

Attributing his power to satanic forces Mt 9:33-34

Demanding his death See also Lk 23:20-24; Jn 10:22-40

Positive recognition of Jesus Christ’s identity

As Messiah Jn 1:41 See also Lk 2:11; Lk 9:20; Ac 5:42

As King Jn 1:49 See also Mt 2:1-2; Mt 27:37

As Lord Jn 6:68 See also Jn 13:13

As Son of David Mt 15:22

As Son of God Ac 9:20 See also Mt 8:29; Jn 1:34,49

As Teacher Mt 19:16 pp Mk 10:17 pp Lk 18:18 See also Mt 23:10; Jn 11:28

Responses to Jesus Christ by those whom he healed

Faith Mk 10:52 pp Lk 18:42 See also Mt 8:13; Mt 9:27-31; Jn 4:43-54

Thankfulness Lk 17:11-19

Witnessing to others Lk 8:38-39; Jn 1:40-42,45-46; Jn 5:10-15; Jn 9:13-34

Responses to Jesus Christ by those whom he met and taught

Amazement Mt 7:26-29 See also Mk 12:17

Delight Mk 12:37

Faith Mt 8:10; Mt 9:2,22; Mt 15:28; Jn 12:11,41-43

Repentance Lk 19:8 See also Mt 11:20; Mk 6:12; Lk 13:2-5

Obedience Mt 28:20; Jn 15:20; Jn 17:6

Worship Mt 2:2; Mt 14:33 Worship is a response to Jesus Christ which is especially associated with the period after his resurrection: Mt 28:9; Lk 24:52

Responses to Jesus Christ by those whom he redeemed

Faith Ac 16:31 See also Ro 10:9-10; 1Jn 3:23; 1Jn 5:5

Obedience Ro 16:26; Php 2:12; Heb 5:8-9; 1Pe 4:17

Calling on his name Ac 9:14,21; Ro 10:13; 1Co 1:2

Giving thanks in his name Eph 5:20

Glorifying his name 2Th 1:12

Proclaiming him to the world Ac 5:42 See also Ac 8:5; Ac 16:10; Ro 15:19; Col 1:28; 2Ti 1:8

See also

2012Christ, authority
2218Christ, Son of God
2221Christ, Son of Man
2321Christ as redeemer
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
2545Christ, opposition to
5932response
7757preaching, effects
8020faith
8622worship
8712denial of Christ
8836unbelief, response

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