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The Humanity of
Jesus
     A.     Christ Was Called a Man by Many

 

     1.     John the Baptist Called Him a Man
John 1:30

     2.     Jesus Called Himself a Man
Matt. 8:20; Mat. 16:13; Matt. 16:27–28; Matt. 25:31; Matt. 26:64–67; John 8:40

     3.     Crowds Called Him a Man
Mark 6:2–3

     4.     The Samaritan Woman Called Him a Man
John 4:9

     5.     Jewish Leaders Called Him a Man
John 7:27; John 8:57; John 9:29; John 10:33

     6.     Pilate Called Him a Man
John 19:5

     7.     The Disciples Called Him a Man
Matt. 8:23–27; John 21:4–14

     8.     Peter Called Him a Man
Acts 2:22

     9.     Paul Called Him a Man
Acts 17:31; Rom. 5:12–21; 1 Cor. 15:21; 1 Cor. 15:47–49; Phil. 2:5, 7–8; 1 Tim. 2:5

     10.     The Author of Hebrews Called Him a Man
Heb. 2:6

     B.     Christ Shared with Humanity a Physical Nature

     1.     Jesus Had Physical Descent

     a)     He Was Born as a Baby
Matt. 2:1; Luke 2:4–7, 16, 21; Gal. 4:4

     b)     He Was a Son of Mary
Matt. 12:46; Mark 6:3; Acts 1:14

     2.     Jesus Grew Physically

     a)     He Grew as a Child
Luke 2:41–42; Luke 2:52

     b)     He Grew to Adulthood
Luke 3:23; John 8:40; John 8:56–57; John 19:5; Acts 2:22

     3.     Jesus Had Human Names

     a)     Carpenter
Mark 6:3

     b)     Carpenter’s Son
Matt. 13:53–56

     c)     Jesus
Matt. 1:21; Luke 2:21

     d)     Joseph’s Son
Luke 4:22; John 1:45; John 6:42

     e)     King
John 18:33–37

     f)     Mary’s Son
Mark 6:3

     g)     Master
Luke 5:5; Luke 9:49–50; Luke 17:11–13

     h)     Messiah
Luke 9:18–21; John 1:40–42; John 4:25–26, 28–30, 39–42; John 11:27

     i)     Physician
Luke 4:23

     j)     Prophet
Matt. 21:11; Luke 7:16; Luke 24:17–21; John 4:19; John 9:17

     k)     Rabbi
Matt. 23:8; Mark 10:51; John 3:2

     l)     Rabboni
John 20:16

     m)     Son of David
Matt. 12:23; Matt. 21:9; Mark 10:47–48

     n)     Son of Man
Matt. 8:20; Luke 19:10

     o)     Teacher
Matt. 8:19; Matt. 23:10; Mark 10:17; Luke 7:40; Luke 8:49–50; John 3:2

     4.     Jesus Had a Physical Body
John 1:14; John 2:21; Acts 2:31; Rom. 8:3; Phil. 2:7; Col. 1:22; Col. 2:9; Heb. 2:14–17; Heb. 10:5; Heb. 10:10; 1 Pet. 2:24; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 7

     5.     Jesus Had Physical Limitations

     a)     He Needed Nourishment
Matt. 4:2; Matt. 21:18; John 4:7; John 19:28

     b)     He Needed Rest
Mark 4:38; Mark 6:31; Luke 9:58; John 4:6

     c)     He Experienced Physical Injury and Pain
Matt. 26:67; Matt. 27:26; Luke 22:64; Luke 23:33; John 19:34; 1 Pet. 2:21–23

     d)     He Died
John 19:30; Acts 17:3; 1 Cor. 15:3; Phil. 2:8; Heb. 2:14; 1 Pet. 3:18; Rev. 5:12

     e)     He Was Buried
Luke 23:50–53; 1 Cor. 15:3–4

     6.     Jesus Was Handled by Others
Luke 8:43–47; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; 1 John 1:1–3

     C.     Christ Shared with Humanity an Emotional Nature

     1.     Jesus Had Unpleasant Emotions

     a)     He Experienced Anger
Mark 3:5; John 2:13–17

     b)     He Experienced Disgust
Matt. 17:17; Mark 8:12

     c)     He Experienced Distress
Mark 14:33; John 12:27

     d)     He Experienced Loneliness
Matt. 26:38

     e)     He Experienced Sorrow
Matt. 23:37; Matt. 26:36–46; Luke 19:41–42; John 11:33–35

     2.     Jesus Had Pleasant Emotions

     a)     He Demonstrated Affection
Matt. 18:10; Mark 9:36–37; Luke 18:16

     b)     He Demonstrated Amazement
Matt. 8:10

     c)     He Demonstrated Appreciation
John 12:7

     d)     He Demonstrated Compassion
Matt. 9:36; Matt. 14:14; Matt. 20:34; Mark 8:2–3; Luke 7:13

     e)     He Demonstrated Confidence
Mark 4:35–41

     f)     He Demonstrated Love
Mark 10:21; John 11:5; John 13:1; John 19:26–27

     g)     He Demonstrated Loyalty
John 18:8–9

     h)     He Demonstrated Self-Control
Matt. 27:14

     i)     He Demonstrated Sympathy
Heb. 4:15

     j)     He Had a Need for Solitude
Luke 4:42; Luke 5:16

     k)     He Had a Sense of Accomplishment
John 13:1, 3; John 19:30

     D.     Christ Shared with Humanity an Intellectual Nature

     1.     Jesus Was Creative in Dialogue

     a)     He Used Illustration
Matt. 7:3–5; Matt. 10:16; Matt. 19:24; Mark 9:43, 45, 47–48; John 15:1–8

     b)     He Used Parable
Matt. 13:3–23; Mark 4:30–34; Luke 10:25–37

     c)     He Used Poetry
Matt. 7:1–2; Matt. 7:6; Matt. 7:7; Matt. 23:5–10; Mark 4:24–25; John 3:6; John 11:9–10

     d)     He Used Rhetoric
Matt. 6:25–30; Matt. 22:23, 29, 31–32

     e)     He Used the OT
Matt. 6:29; Matt. 7:12; Matt. 11:13–14; Matt. 12:39–42; Matt. 23:35; Matt. 24:15; Luke 4:16–19; Luke 17:26–29; John 5:45–47; John 8:17–18

     2.     Jesus Was Perceptive

     a)     He Had Common Sense
Mark 3:9–10; Mark 6:30–32; John 7:1

     b)     He Had Insight
Mark 2:8–12; Mark 10:17–22; Mark 12:28–34; Luke 9:47–48; John 2:23–25; John 6:15; John 6:60–64

     c)     He Had a Quick Wit
Matt. 22:15–22; Mark 11:27–33; Luke 8:19–21

     d)     He Had Recall
Matt. 19:3–6; Matt. 21:14–16; Matt. 22:29–33; Mark 12:10–11; Mark 12:18–27; Luke 6:1–5

     3.     Jesus Was Knowledgeable

     a)     He Read
Luke 4:16

     b)     He Wrote
John 8:1–11

     c)     He Learned
Luke 2:46–47; Luke 2:52; John 7:14–15

     4.     Jesus Was Intelligent

     a)     He Was a Teacher
Matt. 5:1–2; Mark 6:34; Mark 14:14; Luke 19:47; Luke 24:27; John 7:16; John 8:2; John 13:13–14

     b)     He Was a Preacher
Matt. 4:23; Mark 1:38–39; Luke 4:43; Luke 7:22; Luke 20:1

     c)     He Was a Prophet
Mark 6:4; Luke 13:33; Luke 24:19; John 12:49–50

     E.     Christ Shared with Humanity a Moral Nature

     1.     Jesus Was Conscious of God

     a)     He Was Spiritually Minded
Luke 2:49; John 8:23; John 16:28; John 17:14, 16

     b)     He Sought God’s Will
Matt. 6:9–10; Matt. 26:39, 42; John 4:34; John 5:30; John 6:38; John 12:27; John 14:31

     c)     He Had Moral Strength
Matt. 26:62–63; Matt. 27:12; Luke 4:1–13; John 18:3–8

     2.     Jesus Was Consistent

     a)     He Was Meek
Isa. 53:7–8; Matt. 11:29; Matt. 12:19; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:26–27

     b)     He Was Trustworthy
John 8:14, 17–18; John 18:37

     3.     Jesus Was Committed to Others

     a)     He Was Concerned about People’s Welfare
Matt. 4:23; Matt. 8:16; Matt. 9:35; Matt. 12:15; Matt. 14:14; Matt. 15:30; Matt. 19:2; Matt. 21:14; Mark 1:32–34

     b)     He Was Concerned about Justice
Matt. 5:23–24; Matt. 12:7; Matt. 12:18, 20; John 5:30

     c)     He Was Concerned about People’s Eternal Destiny
Matt. 6:33; Mark 1:14; Mark 2:17; Luke 15:7; Luke 24:47; John 5:24; John 7:38; John 11:25–26; John 12:36; John 12:44–46; John 20:27, 29, 31

 

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