• Jesus In The New Testament
• How Does The New Testament See Jesus?
• As we go through the New Testament there are many descriptions of Jesus.
• Here is selected one passage from each book.
• Consider this outline and sermon just a beginning to describe Jesus.
• You may take the time to go through each book and make a list.
• Hopefully you will come to appreciate Jesus even more.
• In Matthew
• He is the King of the Jews
• Matthew 2:2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For
we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him”.
• In Mark
• He is the servant of God
• Mark 10:44-45 “and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be
slave of all. For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give His life a ransom for many”.
• In Luke
• He is the perfect Son of Man
• Luke 9:56 “for the son of Man did not come to destroy men’s
lives, but to save them”…
• In John
• He is the exalted Son of god
• John 20:30-31 “Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in
the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have
been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;
and that believing you may have life in His name”.
• In Acts
• He is the ascended Lord
• Acts 1:9-11 “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up
while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as
they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold two men
in white clothing stood beside them; and they also said, “men of Galilee,
why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from
you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into
• In Romans
• He is declared the Son of God with power.
• Romans 1:4 “who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection
from the dead, according to the spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord”.
• In 1 Corinthians
• He is the first fruits from the dead
• 1 Corinthians 15:20 “But now Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who are asleep”.
• In 2 Corinthians
• He is the One made sin for us
• 2 Corinthians 5:21 “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our
behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”.
• In Galatians
• He is the One who set us free
• Galatians 2:20-21 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is
no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in
the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself
up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through
the Law, then Christ died needlessly”.
• In Ephesians
• He is the One who blesses
• Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,”
• In Philippians
• He is the joy bringer
• Philippians 3:1, 3; Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write
the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you…for
we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ
Jesus and put on confidence in the flesh,”
• Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice!”
• In Colossians
• He is the pre-eminent One
• Colossians 1:18 “He is also head of the body, the church; and He
is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; so that he Himself might come to
have first place in everything”.
• In 1 Thessalonians
• He is the returning Lord
• 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of
God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,
and thus we shall always be with the Lord”.
• In 2 Thessalonians
• He is the world's judge
• 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 “and to give relief to you who are afflicted
and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty
angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and
to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus”.
• In 1 Timothy
• He is our mediator
• 1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator also between
God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.
• In 2 Timothy
• He is the Righteous Judge and bestower of crowns
• 2 Timothy 4:8 “in the future there is laid up for me the crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will aware to me on that day;
and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing”.
• In Titus
• He is our great God and Savior
• Titus 1:3-4 “but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in
the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God
our Savior; to Titus, my true child in a common faith; Grace and peace from God
the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior,”
• In Philemon
• He is the Equalizer
• Philemon 16 “no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved
brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in
• In Hebrews
• He is the rest of faith
• Hebrews 4:8-11 “For if Joshua had given them rest, He(God) would
not have spoken of another day after that. There remains therefore a Sabbath rest
for the people of God. For the One(Jesus) who has entered His rest has Himself
also rested from His works, as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent
to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience”.
• In James
• He is the Lord of Sabaoth [hosts]
• James 5:4 “Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields,
and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those
who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth”.
• In 1 Peter
• He is the theme of Old Testament prophecy
• 1 Peter 1:10-12 “As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied
of the grace that would come to you made careful search and inquiry, seeking to
know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He
predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow,. It was revealed
to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which
now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by
the holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look”.
• In 2 Peter
• He is the longsuffering Savior
• 2 Peter 3:14-15 “Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things,
be diligent to be found by him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the
patience (longsuffering) of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved
brother Paul according to the wisdom given him wrote to you,”
• In 1 John
• He is the Word of Life
• 1 John 1:1 “What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what
we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the
word of life—and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness
and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested
to us—what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also
may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and
with his Son Jesus Christ”.
• In 2 John
• He is the target of the anti-Christ
• 2 John 7 “For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those
who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver
and the antichrist”.
• In 3 John
• He is the personification of truth
• 3 John 7-8 “For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting
nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support such men, that we may
be fellow workers with the truth”.
• In Jude
• He is the believer's hope
• Jude 24 “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to
make you stand in the presence of his glory blameless with great joy, to the only
God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and
authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen”.
• In Revelation
• He is the victorious Lamb
• Revelation 5:6 “And I saw between the throne (with the four living
creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and
seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth”.
• Revelation 5:13 “And every created thing which is in heaven and
on the earth and under the earth and on the se and all things in them, I heard
saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and
honor and glory and dominion forever and ever”.”
• This is just one (or two) passage(s) from each book.
• There is much more that describes Jesus in the New Testament.
• Jesus is the focus of the entire New Testament.
• What we need to figure out for ourselves is this: What is Jesus to me?
By Carey Scott from a peice submitted by Bill Bonifay
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