The True Light – (Jesus is the only true light, a light that shines all the brighter in the darkness, and this light means life for men)

Empowered by the Spirit – (After his baptism, the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness to be tested by the Devil)

The Lamb of Israel – (Jesus is the slain Lamb sent by God to redeem humanity and shepherd the nations)

To Whom Homage? – (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power for his messianic mission if only he accepted the Devil as his overlord)

Servant and King – (The voice from heaven called Jesus my beloved Son, identifying him as the Messiah and the Servant of Yahweh)

Obedience unto Death – (Christ’s submission to an unjust death is the paradigm for the kind of love and service that disciples are summoned to emulate)

Suffering Son of Man – (According to Mark, the Son of Man was revealed only in his sufferings and death on a Roman Cross)

Recognizing Jesus – (The Son of Man is revealed and comprehended in his sufferings and death for others on a Roman Cross)

The Greater Lawgiver – (In Matthew, Jesus is the Greater Moses who interprets the Law and the Prophets and brings them to fulfillment)

The Law and the Prophets – (Jesus came to bring all this is promised and foreshadowed in the Hebrew scriptures to fulfillment)

Jesus Reveals the Father – (The fullness and truth of God are unveiled in the Word made Flesh, Jesus of Nazareth)

Jesus and the Centurion – (Only in his sacrificial death can the identity of Jesus and the nature of his messiahship be understood – Mark 15:29-45)

The Anointed Man of the Spirit – (Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed Son of God. From the start, his life was characterized by the empowering presence of the Spirit – Matthew 1:20)

This is My Son! – (The Spirit of God and the voice from heaven confirmed the calling and identity of Jesus – Son of God and Messiah of Israel)


Call His Name Jesus – (Matthew 1:18-21 – His name signifies that, “He will save his people from their sins”)

Priest Forever – (His priesthood is superior since it rests on his endless resurrection life and God’s oath)

Merciful and Faithful High Priest – (His priesthood is valid and trustworthy because Jesus died the same death as all men)


The Superior Word – (God’s definitive word has been spoken in His Son. All previous words were preparatory and incomplete)

The Word Made Flesh – (Jesus is the Word made flesh in whom the glory of God is revealed, the same word by which God created all things)