Jesus the Son

Jesus is God's only begotten Son, the first-born over creation, the Son of God, Man, and David. That puts Him in a unique position to save us.

Day One: "Only Begotten Son"
There are some 200 names and titles of Christ found in the Bible. Following are some of the more prominent ones, organized in three sections relating to names that reflect the nature of Christ, His position in the tri-unity of God, and His work on earth on our behalf...
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Day Two: "First-Born over Creation"
To the surprise of some, "Christ" is not Jesus' last name (surname). "Christ" comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning "anointed one" or "chosen one." This is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Mashiach, or "Messiah"...
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Day Three: Eternal Sonship
The doctrine of eternal Sonship simply affirms that the second Person of the triune Godhead has eternally existed as the Son. In other words, there was never a time when He was not the Son of God, and there has always been a Father/Son relationship within the Godhead...
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For more, see: "Does the Bible support the pre-existence of Jesus?" and "Is the doctrine of eternal Sonship biblical?"

Day Four: "Son of God"
Jesus is not God's Son in the sense of a human father and a son. God did not get married and have a son. God did not mate with Mary and, together with her, produce a son. Jesus is God's Son in the sense that He is God made manifest in human form...
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Day Five: "Son of Man"
Jesus is referred to as the "Son of Man" 88 times in the New Testament. A first meaning of the phrase "Son of Man" is as a reference to the prophecy of Daniel 7:13-14, "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven"...
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Day Six: "Son of David"
Seventeen verses in the New Testament describe Jesus as the "son of David." But the question arises, how could Jesus be the son of David if David lived approximately 1,000 years before Jesus?...
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Published 11-9-16