What is the nature and ministry of Jesus Christ?

Author: BibleAsk Team


The Nature and Ministry of Jesus Christ

The Bible provides enough information to enable the believers to understand in part the nature and ministry of Jesus Christ. Let’s examine these truths:

The Godhead

The Godhead comprises of the three persons—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 2,14; Acts 5:3, 4; Ephesians 4:4–6; Hebrews 1:1–3, 8).

His Deity and Pr-existence

Jesus Christ is God in the ultimate sense of the word—in nature, in wisdom, in authority, and in power (Isaiah 9:6; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:1, 23; Luke 1:35; Philippians 2:6–8;  John 1:1–3; 8:58; Colossians 1:15–17; Hebrews 1:8).

His Humanity

The Lord Jesus Christ was a real human being except that He “knew no sin” (Matthew 1:23; Luke 24:39; John 1:14; Romans 1:3, 4; Galatians 4:4; 1 Timothy 2:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:14, 17; 1 John 1:1; 4:2; 2 John 7; Philippians 2:6–8).

His Incarnation

The incarnation was a true, complete union of the divine and human natures in the one individual, Jesus Christ. Each nature, was preserved distinct from the other (Matthew 1:18-20; John 1:14; Luke 1:35; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 4:2, 3; Philippians 2:6–8).

His Subordination

Jesus Christ voluntarily bore the limitations of human nature at the incarnation and subordinated Himself to the Father during His earthly ministry (Psalms 40:8; Matthew 26:39; Luke 1:35; 2:49; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:7, 8; Hebrews 2:9).

His Sinlessness

Though liable to temptation and “in all points tempted like as we are,” Jesus was nevertheless altogether “without sin” (Matthew 4:1–11; Luke 2:40, 52; Romans 8:3, 4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21, 22; 1 John 3:5; Hebrews 2:10,17; 4:15).

His Vicarious Death

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ provided complete atonement for the sins of all people (Isaiah 53:4–6; Matthew 16:13; John 3:14–17; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 3:18; 4:1; 1 John 2:2).

His Resurrection

In His divinity, Christ had power not only to give His life but to take it up again, when resurrected from the grave (John 10:18; Acts 13:32, 33; Romans 1:3, 4; 1 Corinthians 15:3–22; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 1:3).

His Ascension

The Redeemer ascended to heaven in His glorified body that He may minister on behalf of the believers (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:39; John 14:1–3; Acts 1:9–11; Romans 8:34; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1, 2).

His Glorification

Upon His return to heaven, Christ resumed His status that He had with the Father before His incarnation (Matthew 28:18; John 12:23; Ephesians 1:19–22; Philippians 2:8, 9; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:3; 2:9; 1 Peter 1:11).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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