JESUS CHRIST . . .
- suffered in the flesh (4:1, 5:1).
- expected to do so (4:1).
- lived for the will of God (4:2).
- brings glory to the Father when his people serve by grace (4:11).
- will be revealed in glory in the future (4:13).
- is an offense to unbelievers (4:14).
- is the chief Shepherd (5:4).
- will bestow glory on faithful under-shepherds when he returns (5:4).
- is the appointed channel through which God calls men to eternal glory (5:10).