I. Jesus Christ as the Son of David
A. He is physically descended from David
See also Mt 1:2–20; Lk 1:27; Lk 1:32; Lk 2:4; Lk 2:11; Lk 3:23–38; Ro 1:3; 2 Ti 2:8; Re 22:16
B. He is the promised royal Messiah of David’s line
See also 2 Sa 7:12–16; Ps 89:1–4; Ps 132:11; Ps 132:17; Is 9:7; Is 11:1; Je 23:5–6; Je 33:15–16; Eze 34:23–24; Eze 37:24–25
He is both the Son and Lord of David
Jesus Christ as the Son of Man
See also Da 7:13–14; Mk 2:28; Jn 1:51; Jn 6:27; Jn 8:28
Jesus Christ as the Son of God
A. His divine origin and divinity
See also Jn 1:13; Jn 1:18; Jn 5:18; Jn 17:5; Jn 17:24
B. His intimate relationship with the Father
Mk 14:36 “Abba” was a term of intimacy and familiarity that children used with their own fathers.
See also Mt 3:17; Lk 2:49; Jn 1:18; Jn 1:32–34; Jn 3:35; Jn 5:20; Jn 8:38; Jn 14:31; Jn 17:23
C. His knowledge of the Father’s will
See also Jn 6:45–46; Jn 8:55; Jn 14:13–16; Jn 15:15
D. His obedience to the Father’s mission
See also Mt 3:13–17 His baptism; Mt 4:1–11 His temptation; Mt 12:50; Jn 3:17; Jn 8:55; Jn 10:17; Jn 10:36; Jn 14:31; Jn 17:8
E. His sharing in the Father’s work
Jn 3:34; Jn 4:34; Jn 5:17; Jn 5:21–26; Jn 6:40; Jn 8:16; Jn 9:4; Jn 12:49–50; Jn 14:11
John 4:34 (ESV) — 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.
John 5:17 (ESV) — 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”
John 5:21–26 (ESV) — 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.
22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father.
Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life.
He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
John 12:49–50 (ESV) — 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life.
What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”
F. His role as promised Messiah
See also 2 Sa 7:12–14; Ps 89:26–27; Is 9:6–7; Mt 1:23; Is 7:14; Mt 2:15; Ho 11:1; Mt 26:63–64; Lk 4:41; Lk 22:29–30; Jn 1:49; Jn 11:27; Jn 20:31; Ac 13:33; Heb 1:5; Heb 5:5; Ps 2:7
G. His sharing the Father’s character and being
Hebrews 1:3 (ESV) — 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
See also Jn 1:14; Jn 5:26; Jn 6:57; Jn 10:30; Jn 17:5
John 1:14 (ESV) — 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 6:57 (ESV) — 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me.
John 10:30 (ESV) — 30 I and the Father are one.”
The uniqueness of his sonship
Jesus Christ’s disciples become children of God through him
See also Mt 12:50; Jn 3:16–18; Jn 5:23–24; Jn 6:40; Jn 11:26–27; Jn 14:1–2; Jn 20:31; Ro 8:13–17; Eph 1:5–6