Seven Dimensions of the Life of Jesus

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Christ the Healer, etching by Gustaf Dore'

SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF THE LIFE OF JESUS 

 
Jesus ministered in seven powerful dimensions, in the fullness of the Spirit. These seven dimensions are also seen in His living church, the body of Christ.  The body of Christ is to fulfill Christ's Great Commission upon the earth, growing and developing in each of these vital areas. 
 
 
1.  EVANGELISM  
 
    A.  Jesus: The Master Soul Winner - Luke 4:18-21 
    B.  The calling of Matthew:  Matt.9:9-13 
    C.  The cleansing of a sinful woman:  Luke 7:36-51 
 
 
 
2.  RELATIONSHIPS 
 
    A.  He called the Twelve to be with Him - Mark 3:14 
    B.  He stressed loving one another - - John 13:34-35 / John 15:12-17 
    C.  He taught on forgiveness - Luke 17:3-4 / Serving one another - John 13:1-17 
    D.  He prayed for unity - John 17:20-23 
 

 
3.  PRAYER / COMMUNION WITH THE FATHER 
 
    A.  Jesus spent time in prayer - Luke 6:12  /  Matthew 14:23   
    B.  Jesus was in constant communion with the Father - John 6:46 /  10:30 /  17:21 
    C.  Jesus taught on prayer -  Matthew 6: 5-13 /  Luke 11:1-13 
 

4.  HOLINESS  

    A.  He emphasized Forgiveness, and Purity - John 8:2-11 
    B.  He emphasized Inner Purity - Matthew 5:27-30  /  Matthew 5:8 
    C.  He taught on Freedom from Sin - John 8:31-36 
    D.  His death and resurrection bring freedom from sin's power:  Romans 6:1-11   
 
 
5.  CHARISMATIC GIFTS  
 
    A.  Jesus & Gifts of the Spirit - Luke 4:14-21 
    B.  Ministry in the Miraculous - Matthew 14:15- 21  
    C.  Words of Wisdom -  Matthew 22:15-22                          
 
 
6.  WORKS OF COMPASSION  
 
    A.  He fed the hungry - Matt. 14:14-21 
    B.  He healed the sick - Luke 6:17-19 
    C.  As we do for the least of these, we do it for Him - Matt. 25:35-36 
 
 
7.  MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT AND DISCIPLESHIP  
 
    A.  Calling of the Twelve - Luke 6:12-16 
    B.  Training of the Twelve - Matt. 4:19 / Luke 9:1-6 / Matt. 10 
    C.  Anointing and Sending the Twelve - John 20:21-22  / Acts 1:8 
    D.  The Commission to Make Disciples of all nations - Matthew 28:18-20

 

See also:  1.  Seven Dimensions of Love.  2.  Seven Dimensions of the Spirit in the Early Church.

 

M. A. Erickson 

 

 

 


 



 
 
 

 

 
 

 

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