Characteristics of Christ

jesus-christ-by-simon-deweyI was recently doing a project for work that required me to come up with a list of attributes or characteristics of Christ. It occurred to me that being Christ-like was an important part of becoming an effective missionary, so I thought I’d share the list. If the missionaries of the world could more fully adhere to these attributes of our Savior Jesus Christ, I have no doubt that the work of the Lord would accelerate.

The Missionary Preparation Teacher Manual says this: “Christlike attributes help missionaries effectively teach the restored gospel. As we become more Christlike, we become more able to radiate gospel light to others. As we emulate the Savior, our actions and words encourage others to “take upon them the name of Jesus Christ” (D&C 20:37)” (see Chapter 14: Christlike Attributes). And the Missionary Preparation Student Manual adds this: “The Christlike attributes of effective missionaries allow investigators to witness the beauty of the restored gospel in the missionaries’ lives” (see Chapter 14: Christlike Attributes).

Characteristics of Christ

I hope that all missionaries can represent the Savior well, by taking on his attributes. I’ve come up with 103 characteristics of Christ so far. As I become aware of others, I’ll add them to the list.

  • Accepting
  • Advocate
  • Alive
  • All Knowing
  • Anointed
  • Bold
  • Brave
  • Brotherly
  • Charitable
  • Cheerful
  • Clean
  • Compassionate
  • Confident
  • Conscience
  • Considerate
  • Consoling
  • Courteous
  • Dedicated
  • Diligent
  • Disciplined
  • Divine
  • Dutiful
  • Easy
  • Economical
  • Educational
  • Emotional
  • Encouraging
  • Equity
  • Eternal
  • Exact
  • Faithful
  • Familial
  • Fatherly
  • Forgiving
  • Friendly
  • Fulfilled
  • Generous
  • Gentle
  • Glorious
  • Goal Oriented
  • Godliness
  • Good
  • Gracious
  • Grateful
  • Guiding the way
  • Helpful
  • High Above Us
  • Holy
  • Honest
  • Hopeful
  • Humble
  • Intellectual
  • Joyous
  • Just
  • Kind
  • Knowledgeable
  • Living
  • Longsuffering
  • Loving
  • Meek
  • Merciful
  • Non-judging
  • Obedient
  • Omnipotent
  • Optimistic
  • Organized
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Peaceful
  • Peculiar
  • Plain
  • Powerful
  • Prayerful
  • Prepared
  • Pure
  • Purposeful
  • Redemptive
  • Relevant
  • Responsible
  • Reverent
  • Righteous
  • Sacrificial
  • Sensitive
  • Serving
  • Simple
  • Spiritual
  • Straightforward
  • Strict
  • Strong
  • Submissive
  • Teachable
  • Temperance
  • Thoughtful
  • Tolerant
  • Trustworthy
  • Truthful
  • Unchanging
  • Understanding
  • Unified
  • Uniform
  • Unselfish
  • Virtue
  • Wise
1 reply
  1. Roy and Silviane Perkins
    Roy and Silviane Perkins says:

    Yielding (to the will of His father), Zealous, Amazing….and Xenophobic (kidding…He was just obedient by not preaching to the gentiles at that time )

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