2212 Jesus Christ, head of the church

2212 Jesus Christ, head of the church

Jesus Christ rules and governs his people and directs them towards the fulfilment of God’s purposes. All power and authority within the church derive from Jesus Christ as the head.

Jesus Christ rules the universe in the interest of the church

Eph 1:22-23 See also Eph 1:10; Col 1:18

All power and authority within the church derive from Jesus Christ as the head

Jesus Christ is recognised as head of the church Eph 4:15 See also Eph 5:23; Col 2:19

Within the church Jesus Christ alone rules with authority Mt 23:8-10 See also Jn 13:13; 2Co 4:5

The church owes obedience to its head Jn 14:15 See also Jn 14:21,23; Eph 5:24; 1Jn 3:24

All human authority in the church derives from its head Eph 4:11 See also Gal 1:1

Jesus Christ is the cornerstone and builder of the church

Eph 2:20-22 See also Mt 16:18; Ac 4:11; Ps 118:22; 1Pe 2:4-6

Jesus Christ’s role as head of the church

He loves the church Eph 5:25 See also Jn 10:11; Eph 5:2,23; 1Jn 3:16

He cares for the church Rev 7:17 See also Jn 10:14-15,27-28; Jn 17:12; Eph 5:29-30

He provides for the growth of the church Col 2:19 See also Eph 4:15-16

He prays for the church Jn 17:20-26; Ro 8:34; Heb 7:25

He judges the church Rev 2:23 See also Ro 14:10-12; 2Co 5:10; Eph 6:8

He will present the church blameless before God Eph 5:27 See also 2Co 4:14; Col 1:22; Jude 24

See also

2012Christ, authority
2048Christ, love of
2066Christ, power of
2069Christ, pre-eminence
2224Christ, the Lord
2309Christ as judge
2330Christ as shepherd
5217authority in church
5700headship
6754union with Christ
7020church, the
7110body of Christ

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