2212 Jesus Christ, head of the church
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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

Ephesians 1:22-23 See also Ephesians 1:10; Colossians 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

Ephesians 4:15 See also Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 2:19

Within the church Jesus Christ alone rules with authority

Matthew 23:8-10 See also John 13:13; 2 Corinthians 4:5

The church owes obedience to its head

John 14:15 See also John 14:21,23; Ephesians 5:24; 1 John 3:24

All human authority in the church derives from its head

Ephesians 4:11 See also Galatians 1:1

Jesus Christ is the cornerstone and builder of the church

Ephesians 2:20-22 See also Matthew 16:18; Acts 4:11; Psalm 118:22; 1 Peter 2:4-6

Jesus Christ's role as head of the church

He loves the church

Ephesians 5:25 See also John 10:11; Ephesians 5:2,23; 1 John 3:16

He cares for the church

Revelation 7:17 See also John 10:14-15,27-28; John 17:12; Ephesians 5:29-30

He provides for the growth of the church

Colossians 2:19 See also Ephesians 4:15-16

He prays for the church

John 17:20-26; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25

He judges the church

Revelation 2:23 See also Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 6:8

He will present the church blameless before God

Ephesians 5:27 See also 2 Corinthians 4:14; Colossians 1:22; Jude 24

See also

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

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