The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ


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Jesus Christ is not merely an outstanding person who lived and died many years ago. According to the Scriptures, He is God the Creator, who lived on earth as a man so that He might give His life-blood to rescue sinful mankind from the power of sin and Satan and death. He is alive today and gives eternal life to all who come to Him.


Accepting or rejecting Jesus Christ is a matter of life or death. "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life (1 John 5:12). "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).


May God become very real to you as you study the amazing life of Jesus Christ! "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent" (John 17:3). Have you received Jesus into your heart as your personal Savior and Lord? If not, do it today.


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The Bible text used is from the New King James Version 8 1979, 1980, 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc., Publishers. Used by permission.


  • JESUS EXISTED BEFORE HIS BIRTH

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. And the Word became flesh and dwelt amoung us, and we beheld His glory. --John 1:1-3, 14a

For by Him all things were created .....All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things.... --Colossians 1:16-17

God, who at various times and in different ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds. --Hebrews 1:1-2

Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham, I am." --John 8"58

But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever." And: "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands." --Hebrews 1:8a, 10


  • PROPHETS FORETOLD JESUS’ LIFE

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel." —Isaiah 7:14

"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." —Micah 5:2

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. —Isaiah 9:6-7a

He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. —Isaiah 53:3a, 4-5a


  • JESUS LEFT HEAVEN TO BECOME A MAN

Christ Jesus, . . . being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. —Philippians 2:5b-8

Jesus said to them, ". . . I proceeded forth and came from God . . . . " —John 8:42

The first man [Adam] was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man [Jesus] is the Lord from heaven. —1 Corinthians 15:47

When He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me." —Hebrews 10:5b

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. —Hebrews 2:14-15


  • JESUS’ PURPOSE FOR COMING TO EARTH

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” —Mark 10:45

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” —Luke 19:10

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” —John 3:17

Jesus answered, “. . . For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” —John 18:37b

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. . . .

—1 Timothy 1:15b God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. —1 John 4:9b

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. —Galatians 4:4-5


  • JESUS WAS SUPERNATURALLY CONCEIVED

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. . . . Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; . . . and of His kingdom there will be no end." Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. . . . For with God nothing will be impossible." —Luke 1:26b-27, 30-37

"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." —Matthew 1:20b-21


  • THE BIRTH OF JESUS

. . . A decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.... So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. And Joseph also went [to Bethlehem] to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. ...And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.... You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!"—Luke 2:1-14


  • JESUS AS AN INFANT

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. —Luke 2:21

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: "Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel." And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. Then Simeon blessed them.... —Luke 2:25-34


  • JESUS IS WORSHIPED

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."

When Herod the king heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet...."

When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. —Matthew 2:1-5, 9-11


  • SATAN HATED JESUS BEFORE HIS BIRTH

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon [Satan] having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. And she bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. —Revelation 12:3-5a

An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him."

When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod.

Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under. —Matthew 2:13b-15a, 16a


  • THE BOYHOOD OF JESUS

And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem. . . . As they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. . . . Supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. . . . After three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.” And He said to them, “Why is it that you sought Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. —Luke 2:40-49,52
  • JESUS IS INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the Lord,” ‘as the prophet Isaiah said.” The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.” —John 1:6, 23, 29, 32-34 Then Jesus, when He had been baptized, came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” —Matthew 3:16-17
  • JESUS OVERCOMES TEMPTATION

Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He. . . said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” Then the devil. . . set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge concerning you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ” Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” —Matthew 4:3-10 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. —Hebrews 2:18
  • JESUS CALLS HIS DISCIPLES

And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, “Come after Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed Him. When He had gone a little farther. . . , He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him. —Mark 1:16-20 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” —John 1:43 And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and said to him, “Follow Me.” And he arose and followed Him. —Mark 2:14 He . . . continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Him; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles. —Luke 6:12b-13
  • JESUS PREACHES GOOD NEWS

Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to preach the acceptable year of the LORD." Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. —Luke 4:14-22a
  • JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE

So they came to Jerusalem. And Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold doves. Then He taught, saying to them, "Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’" —Mark 11:15, 17

JESUS TEACHES ABOUT SIN "Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." —Matthew 23:28 "But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." —Matthew 15:18-19 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." —John 8:34,36


  • JESUS OFFERS NEW LIFE

Jesus... said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." —John 3:3,7, 16 "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." —John 10:10b "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." —John 17:3 "For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." —John 5:21,24 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. —2 Corinthians 5:17
  • JESUS OFFERS LIVING WATER

So He came in a city of Samaria which called Sychar.... Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well.... A women of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."... Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water. ... Whoever drinks of this water will thrist again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thrist. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." ---John 4:5-10, 13-14 Jesus... cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believed in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living waters." But this He spoke concerning the Sprirt, whom those believing in Him would reveive. --- John 7"37b-39a.
  • JESUS TEACHES THROUGH PARABLES

"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to wise man who built this house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for is was founded on the rock. Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods cams, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall. "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses on of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. An when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!" I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over on sinner who repents than over ninty-nine just persons who need no repentance." -- Luke 15:4-7
  • JESUS TEACHES HOW TO BE BLESSED

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain . . . . Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven." —Matthew 5:1-12a "Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" —Luke 11:28b "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." —John 20:29b
"And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me." —Luke 7:23
  • JESUS TEACHES ABOUT PRAYER

Men always ought to pray and not lose heart. —Luke 18:lb "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be abased, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." —Luke 18:10-14 "If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." —Matthew 18:19b-20 "And all things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." —Matthew 21:22
  • JESUS TEACHES ABOUT BEING A DISCIPLE

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" —Matthew 16:24-26a "So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple." —Luke 14:33 "If you love Me, keep My commandments." —John 14:15 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." —John 15:12 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." —John 13:35 Then Jesus said to those . . . who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed." —John 8:31 "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples." —John 15:8
  • JESUS TEACHES ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL

"Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." —Matthew 7:21 "Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." —Matthew 18:3b "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." —Matthew 7:13-14 "So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth." —Matthew 13:49-50 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." —John 14:1-3
  • WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH JESUS?

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on Him.” —John 3:36 How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? —Hebrews 2:3a But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. —John 1:12 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word (Scripture), which is able to save your souls. —James 1:21 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. —Romans 10:9b-10 A PRAYER GUIDE Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for dying on the cross to take away my sins. I am sorry for the wrong things I have done. I receive You into my heart right now to be my Savior and Lord. I believe Your promise to make me a child of God. I trust You to give me strength day by day to live for You. In Your name I pray, Amen.