Jesus Christ lived between 4BC and AD30. Many men and women refer to him as being called Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus Christ is often referred to as a prophet, savior, God, religious leader and teacher.
His followers are called Christians. When someone accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior, they accept Him as being the “incarnation of God in the flesh”.
What You May Not Know About Jesus Christ
As you come to know Jesus Christ as your savior, you will find that he is mentioned in the old testament as the messiah that would come into the world to save it. Jesus came to save the lost of the world and show them how to repent of their sins.
There is enough evidence for scholars to accept that Jesus Christ was a real person that existed. Jesus is known as the “Galilean Jewish Messiah”. Before Jesus began his ministry, he was baptized by John the Baptist. When Jesus spoke to crowds, they often called him rabbi.
On many occasions, Jesus would argue his point to other religious leaders that often-found fault with his teachings. However, he was loved by the crowds of people that followed him. Jesus performed many miracles in his ministry to include:
- Raising the dead.
- Healing the sick.
- Accurate Prophecy.
- Speaking to the sea to make it calm when it got to rough.
- Turned water into wine.
- Produced thousands of loaves of bread with just a few that he was given.
Jesus was known to attract thousands of people when he spoke. When Jesus spoke, he often spoke in parables. Many men and women did not understand some of the parables that he taught.
However, Jesus gathered followers everywhere that he went. Many men and women converted from Judaism to becoming a follower of his. His first 12 disciples were Jewish, and it wasn’t until later that people of different faiths became a Christian.
When Jesus would not listen to the religious Jewish leaders that were trying to force him to stop his teachings, they had him arrested to be tried by Jewish authorities.
The Jewish leaders didn’t want to punish him on their own. They instead handed him over to the Roman government for punishment. The Jewish authorities wanted him to receive the death penalty for his actions.
Jesus was eventually found guilty and was put to death by crucifixion. The roman authority figure Pontius Pilot was the one that gave the order for Jesus to die.
Before his death, Jesus gave a prophecy that he would rise from the dead after three days after his crucifixion. Jesus did indeed rise from the dead 3 days later. He appeared to his disciples after his death as well.
Jesus told his disciples to go preach the good news to the people. The good news was that whoever accepts him as their savior will not perish but have everlasting life in heaven.
What started out as a small ministry in Israel, told out to be a faith that spread throughout the world. Today, there are more than 2 billion Christians on earth. The gospel has been spread throughout the earth. People that follow Jesus Christ say that he is the real deal.
He is the true messiah. Even though Judaism still rejects Jesus Christ as being the savior of the world, Christianity has become a faith in nearly every country around the world.
According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ as conceived by a virgin named Mary. Mary was visited by an angel before she got pregnant with Jesus. The angel told her that she would have a son that would be the savior of the world. It is stated in the New Testament that Mary conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
After Jesus arose from the dead and met with his disciples, he ascended into heaven and said that he would return. Christians around the world have been awaiting the return of Jesus Christ for nearly 2,000 years.
Jesus said that the gospel must be preached to the entire world before he returns. The book of revelation gives prophetic accounts of what will happen before Jesus returns. There would be signs and wonders of what will happen before he comes back.
When someone becomes a believer in Jesus, they agree to repent of their sins and give their hearts to him. In return, Jesus gives you salvation and forgiveness for your sins.
The Holy Bible tells us that Jesus will judge the living and the dead. The Bible teaches us that you will live with Jesus forever in paradise if you accept him as your savior.
It is believed that Jesus Christ is a trinity. He is Father, son and holy spirit. He is one with the father and the holy spirit.
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th. This is known as Christmas day all over the world. Christians exchange gifts on Christmas day to symbolize the gifts that the 3 wisemen gave to Jesus when he was born.
The New Testament said that wisemen followed a star to find Jesus. When they found him, they laid down gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
Good Friday is celebrated before Easter Sunday. Good Friday is the day that Jesus Christ was crucified. Roman Catholics will often fast on this day or eat fish to remember that Jesus Christ died for their sins. Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
How Do Muslims See Jesus?
In many other religions, Jesus is often referred to as a prophet. In Islam, Jesus is often referred to as a prophet. Muslims do not accept Jesus Christ as their savior. Muslims believe that Jesus brought the scriptures to life but was not the son of God.
In the Quran, it says that Jesus was not divine. The teaching in Islam is that Jesus did not get crucified. They teach that he went to heaven to be with God. The Jewish faith teaches that Jesus was not the promised savior and did not fulfill scripture. They even reject that he went to heaven.
What Was the Sermon on the Mount?
This is a collection of the teachings of Jesus Christ. These are some of the first teachings of Jesus after he was baptized. He had spent 40 days and 40 nights in the desert being tempted by Satan and passing every single test. Jesus never sinned. Jesus first taught in Galilee.
Some of the Sermon on the Mount Teachings:
- The Lord’s Prayer
- The Beatitudes
- How to Be a Christian
- Salt and Light of the Earth
- Eye for an Eye
- Giving to the Needy
- Rewards in Heaven
- Don’t Judge
- Ask God for what you want
- False Prophets
The sermon on the mount is a teaching that is regarded as Jesus’ longest teaching. It takes up nearly 3 chapters in the gospel of Matthew. The New Testament reaches us that the crowd of people that heard Jesus teach were amazed at his words.
When Jesus taught, he taught as though he had authority. He didn’t teach as a person that is just talking about a faith. He was the faith. Jesus taught us how to love and what love truly is. To read more about love, please read 1 Corinthians 13 in the New Testament.
Why Was Jesus On The Cross?
Jesus died on the cross in order to save mankind from sin. He died so that nobody would have to go to hell. Hell is an eternal place of unrest. Before being crucified on the cross, Jesus was made fun of, beaten, tortured and a crown of thorns were placed on his forehead.
He suffered the worst crucifixion that ever took place on earth. If you want to see what the crucifixion may have looked like, you may want to watch the movie, The Passion of the Christ. This movie shows you what it might have looked like to see Jesus being crucified.
Before Jesus was crucified, he was forced to carry his own cross through Jerusalem. Nails were put through his hands and feet on the cross in which he hanged.
The stations of the cross are a popular devotion in most Christian churches around Easter season. The stations represent the different steps that lead up to the crucifixion. There are 14 stations of the cross.
- Pontius Pilot orders Jesus to be put to death.
- Jesus accepts his fate.
- Jesus falls for the first time when carrying the cross.
Jesus comes face to face with his mother Mary.
- Simon assists in carrying the cross for Jesus.
- Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
- Jesus falls again.
- Jesus tells the women of Jerusalem that everything will be okay.
- Jesus falls a 3rd
- Jesus clothes are removed from him.
- Jesus gets nailed to the cross.
- Jesus is deceased on the cross.
- Jesus gets taken down from the cross.
- Jesus gets put into his tomb.
The first words that Jesus Christ spoke when he was on the cross with nails in his hands and brutally beaten:
- Jesus asks God to forgive the people for doing what they did to him because he said that the didn’t know what they were doing.
- He told the criminal on the cross next to him that he would be with him in paradise that day.
- Jesus told his disciple John that Mary would be his mother and he told his mother Mary that John would be her son.
- Jesus asked God why he abandoned him.
- Jesus released his spirit to God.
- Jesus told God that he gives his spirit to him.
This is known as the shortest phrase in the Holy Bible. When Jesus found out that his friend Lazarus has died, he wept. He also saw his sisters weep as well. The fact that Jesus cried tells us that he had true emotions that we all have.
- James the Less
- Judas Iscariot
When Jesus recruited his 12 apostles, he didn’t seek out educated men. Instead, he chose simple men that would give up everything to follow him. For instance, Peter was a fisherman.
It is known that Jesus spent 3 years training his disciples for leadership. Wherever he went, they followed him. Jesus wanted them to continue the work after he died on the cross and ascended into heaven. He told them to take the gospel message all over the world.
What Are The Facts?
- Peter denied Jesus 3 times. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
- Peter was crucified upside down.
- Andrew was a martyr.
- Jesus love John. He is often known as “John the Beloved”.
- Hardly anything is known about Philip the apostle.
- Nathanael got beheaded for preaching about Jesus.
- Mathew was a tax collector. Most people in Israel hated him before he gave his life to Jesus.
- Thomas doubted that Jesus resurrected from the dead. He said, “I will only believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead if I can put my finger through the nails in his hands.” Jesus did appear in front of Thomas and he allowed him to put his finger through his pierced hands. Thomas then believed that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Jesus said, “Blessed is the man that believes in me even though he has not met me in person.”
- James was either stoned to death or crucified for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Simon is also believed to have been crucified.
- Even though Judas sat with Jesus for 3 years and witnessed all the miracles that he did (including raising the dead), he still would not accept him as his Lord and savior. He eventually went on to sell Jesus for capture which eventually lead up to his crucifixion. The Bible tells us that he eventually committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree.
Who Was Judas Iscariot?
Judas is known as the worlds worst traitor. Even before Judas betrayed Jesus, he knew that he would be betrayed by him. Judas helped to identify who Jesus was as he gave him a kiss so that it would identify him to the Jewish authorities. This was the first series of events that lead to the Lord’s crucifixion.
It is known that Judas was one of Jesus’s closest disciples. He went everywhere with Jesus and got to know him personally. Jesus sat with his disciples on one evening and it is often called The Last Supper. This was the last dinner that Jesus shared with his disciples.
Jesus told them that the person that dips his bread next will be his betrayer. This was witnessed in front of all the disciples. The New Testament tells us that Satan entered him.
It is also a known fact that after Jesus was arrested, Judas realized that he had made a mistake. The Bible tells us that Judas went to the Jewish religious leaders and gave them back the silver that they gave to him for betraying Jesus. After that, he went and hung himself.
I Am the Way the Truth and the Life
Jesus said that he is the way, the truth and the life. Nobody comes to the father except through me. The whole purpose for someone becoming a Christian is so that they can go to heaven to be with Jesus Christ when they die. Without Jesus, you cannot enter heaven. Only those that believe in Jesus will enter heaven (John 3:16).
Who Was the Woman at the Well?
Jesus met a Samaritan woman at a well in which he wanted a drink from. The woman was surprised to find out that Jesus wanted to get a drink from her because she was a Samaritan woman and the Jews and Samaritans did not get along.
Jesus went on to prophecy to her by saying how many husbands she had. She never met Jesus before and told him that she recognized him as a prophet. He told her that the water that he can give will give everlasting life and people that drink of it will have eternal life with him.
Mary Mother of Jesus
Mary is often called the Blessed Mother or Virgin Mary. She allowed God to use her in a powerful way. She accepted the fact that she was carrying the son of God when she got pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Mary was known to be poor. She was not from wealthy noble family. Mary was known to have told Jesus to turn water into wine when the family was running low on wine.
Catholics often recite a prayer to Mary called the Hail Mary. With the prayer, a set of rosary beads is often used. The beginning of the prayer says, “Hail Mary, full of Grace. Blessed are though amongst women. Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus. Hail Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Amen.”
The angel even told Joseph (the man that was supposed to marry Mary) that it was okay for him to take Mary as his wife. Joseph was hesitant to take Mary as his wife because she was pregnant with a child and they never had any sexual relations.
When he discovered that she had been pregnant by the Holy Spirit, he happily married her, but had no sexual relations with her until after Jesus was born.
At the crucifixion, Mary was at the foot of the cross where Jesus hung. There she stood with John. John was the beloved disciple of Jesus.
Jesus Calms The Storm
Jesus was asleep on a boat when they’re was a storm at hand. The water was rising high and coming into the boat. The disciples that were on the boat with him woke him up and ask him if he would let them all perish. He immediately spoke to the sea and the wind to calm down at it obeyed him.
Go And Sin No More
When someone wanted to be forgiven for their sins, Jesus would tell the man or woman to go and sin no more after he forgave them for their sins.
Repentance is a time in which someone realizes that they have been sinning or living in sin and want to repent. They want to obey God and do what is right. When the person chooses Jesus over their sin, they choose repentance. Jesus tells them to sin no more after that.
Jesus forgives us easily. We don’t have to be afraid of God, but rather we should always seek God out and tell him that we are sorry for the sins that we are committing against him.
What Is The Second Coming Of Jesus?
Before ascending into heaven, Jesus said that he would be back. Christians today await the return of Jesus Christ. When Jesus returns, the Holy Bible tells us that he will appear in the sky (Matthew 24:30).
When Jesus returns, every eye will see him. Before Jesus returns, he will allow every person to have a chance at accepting him as their Lord and savior.
Those that reject him, will be cast into the fires of hell. The Bible tells us that nobody knows the time or the day that Jesus will return. It will be a surprise as the flood was a surprise in the days of Noah.
The Bible also teaches us that Jesus will be the final judge of the world. He will judge who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.
What Was Jesus First Miracle?
The first miracle of Jesus is when he turned water into wine.
What Were the Three Wise Men Names?
The Bible doesn’t tell us what the names of the three wise men were. However, it is known that they were educated. They were wealthy and educated. Brought him gifts of gold, frankincense of myrrh. They followed a start to find Jesus. They believed in the Old Testament and believed to have been Jewish.