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12 Key Characteristics of Christ in the Gospels
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 • Posted February 2, 2012

1. Jesus Is the Son of God

Matthew 16:15-16 “15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

See also: Mark 1:1; Luke 22:70-71; John 8:24

2. Jesus is God Who Became Human

John 1:1-2 “1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2The same was in the beginning with God.”

See also: John 1:14; John 20:28

3. Jesus Is the Christ, the Messiah

Matthew 26:63-64 “63But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

64Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

See also: Mark 14:61-62; Luke 9:20; John 4:25-26

4. Jesus Came to Help Sinners

Matthew 9:13 “13But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

See also: Luke 5:32

5. Jesus Has Power to Forgive Sins

Mark 2:9-12 “9Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

10But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)

11I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

12And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.”

See also: Luke 24:47

6. Jesus Has Authority Over Death

Matthew 28:5-6 “5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

See also: Mark 5:22-24; Mark 5:35-42; Luke 24:5-6; John 11:1-44

7. Jesus Has Power to Give Eternal Life

John 10:28 “28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

See also: John 17:2 (Read John 10-24-30)

8. Jesus Healed the Sick

Mark 1:32-34 “32And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

33And all the city was gathered together at the door.

34And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.”

See also: Luke 5:12-15; John 9:1-7; Matthew 8:5-13

9. Jesus Taught With Authority

Matthew 7:29 “29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”

See also: Mark 1:21-22

10. Jesus Was Compassionate

Matthew 9:36 “36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

See also: Mark 1:41; Mark 8:2

11. Jesus Experienced Sorrow

Matthew 26:38 “38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.”

See also: John 11:35

12. Jesus Never Disobeyed God

Matthew 3:15 “15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.”

See also: John 8:46

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