- Jesus Christ’s Eternity
- Jesus Christ’s Pre-Eminence
- Jesus Christ’s Character
- Jesus Christ’s Divinity
What distinguishes Christianity from other religions is largely its teachings about Jesus Christ. This chapter looks at this central figure, including the amazing claim that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
[John, to believers:] I’m writing to you, fathers, because you know Christ who has existed from the beginning. 1 John 2:13a GW
Jesus Christ existed before the world was created.
But Jesus lives forever, so he serves as a priest forever. Hebrews 7:24 GW
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! Hebrews 13:8 NET
[Paul, speaking of Christ:] By his power to rule all things, he will change our simple bodies and make them like his own glorious body. Philippians 3:20b-21 NCV™
[The disciples, to Jesus:] Now we know that you know everything. John 16:30a GW
[Jesus, to his disciples:] I will give you words and wisdom that none of your enemies will be able to oppose or prove wrong. Luke 21:15 GW
Jesus Christ has wisdom far superior to that of any enemy that believers may encounter.
So Jesus came down, and he is the same One who went up above all the sky. Christ did that to fill everything with his presence. Ephesians 4:10 NCV™
The whole universe is filled with Jesus Christ’s presence.
[Believers, to God:] Then they turned against your holy Servant Jesus, your chosen Messiah. Acts 4:27 CEV
[John, to believers:] But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One, … 1 John 2:1b NET
[Paul, to the believers in Ephesus:] And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ’s love—how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is. 19Christ’s love is greater than anyone can ever know, but I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:18-19 NCV™
We have a great high priest, who has gone into heaven, and he is Jesus the Son of God. Hebrews 4:14a CEV
He always had the nature of God … Philippians 2:6a GNT
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son … Colossians 1:19 NET