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Responses to Jesus Christ

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The NT records a number of responses to Jesus Christ on the part of those who encountered him, both positive and negative.

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Negative responses to Jesus Christ


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Lack of faith

Mark 6:4–6 NKJV
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.

Questioning his authority

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Hardening of hearts


Attributing his power to satanic forces

Matthew 9:33–34 NKJV
And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, “It was never seen like this in Israel!” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.”

Demanding his death

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Positive recognition of Jesus Christ’s identity

As Messiah

John 1:41 NKJV
He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).
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As King

John 1:49 NKJV
Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
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As Lord

John 6:68 NKJV
But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
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As Son of David

Matthew 15:22 NKJV
And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”

As Son of God

Acts 9:20 NKJV
Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
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As Teacher

Matthew 19:16 NKJV
Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”
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Responses to Jesus Christ by those whom he healed


Mark 10:52 NKJV
Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
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Luke 17:11–19 NKJV
Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Witnessing to others

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Responses to Jesus Christ by those whom he met and taught


Matthew 7:26–29 NKJV
“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
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Mark 12:37 NKJV
Therefore David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; how is He then his Son?” And the common people heard Him gladly.


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Luke 19:8 NKJV
Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”
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Worship is a response to Jesus Christ which is especially associated with the period after his resurrection:


Responses to Jesus Christ by those whom he redeemed


Acts 16:31 NKJV
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
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Calling on his name

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Giving thanks in his name

Ephesians 5:20 NKJV
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Glorifying his name

2 Thessalonians 1:12 NKJV
that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Proclaiming him to the world

Acts 5:42 NKJV
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
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