I. Jesus Christ as the Son of David
A. He is physically descended from David
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
B. He is the promised royal Messiah of David’s line
then a throne will be established in steadfast love,
and on it will sit in faithfulness
in the tent of David
one who judges and seeks justice
and is swift to do righteousness.”
C. He is both the Son and Lord of David
The LORD says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”
II. Jesus Christ as the Son of Man
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic—
No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.
III. Jesus Christ as the Son of God
A. His divine origin and divinity
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
B. His intimate relationship with the Father
And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
C. His knowledge of the Father’s will
At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
D. His obedience to the Father’s mission
Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”
E. His sharing in the Father’s work
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
F. His role as promised Messiah
Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
G. His sharing the Father’s character and being
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
H. The uniqueness of his sonship
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
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,
IV. Jesus Christ’s disciples become children of God through him
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.