Titles of Jesus - Saviour and King

A selection of verses showing that Jesus is both Saviour and King.

Before his birth, Mary his mother is told Jesus has a great role in God's plan:

Luke 1 verses 30 - 33

30 The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. 31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and shall name him ‘Jesus.’ 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. There will be no end to his Kingdom.” 

An angel tells the shepherds about the important role God has for him:

Luke 2 verses 10 - 11

10 The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. 11 For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.

A Samaritan woman recognises who Jesus is:

John 4 verse 42

42 They said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of your speaking; for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” 

The apostle Peter accuses the Jews of killing Jesus and then tells them of his place in God's plan:

Acts 5 verses 29 - 32

29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. 32 We are his witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

John, in the book of Revelation, talks about Jesus as both our King and Saviour:

Revelation 1 verses 4 - 6

4 John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from God, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne; 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood— 6 and he made us to be a Kingdom, priests to his God and Father—to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 

These chapters have links to this theme: