Jesus in the Bible
The story of Jesus in the Bible, is the story of man’s relationship to God. It is about how man turned away from God, breaking His Law, causing a split in that relationship. It is the story of God’s actions to redeem mankind and reconcile man to Himself.
The Bible tells us how God sent His only son, Jesus, to pay the ransom for sin through His death, burial and resurrection. The Old Testament prophets told of His coming, The New Testament chronicles the major points in His earthy life and we have selected a few of them to share. Understanding the the Lord Jesus brings out the richness and significance of the text.
The main episodes of Jesus’ life on earth are listed below. Reviewing them will explain who Jesus is, and why His birth on earth, death and resurrection are the most consequential events in human history.
The life of Jesus
The Birth of Jesus, Immanuel, God with us. And as John so eloquently wrote:
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Read More →
The baptism of Jesus
John baptizes Jesus. Jesus did not need to repent for sins, because he was without sin. He did not need to be baptized at all, but did it as an act of obedience. Read More →
Jesus Is Tempted
Jesus goes to the desert and doesn’t eat or drink for forty days. The devil temps Him to turn against God. Read More →
Jesus calls His first disciples and begins teaching them and us everything we need to know. Read More →
The woman at the well
Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well and tells her that He is the promised Messiah and to go and sin no more. Read More →
The sermon on the mount
Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount, where He teaches us how to pray and describes why He came to earth as both man and God. Read More →
The prodigal son
Jesus teaches using parables including the prodigal son. The prodigal after living with pigs returns the The Father and is forgiven and welcomed back. Read More →
The triumphal entry
Jesus enters Jerusalem triumphantly to celebrate Passover, but will soon be betrayed. Cheers turn to calls for His crucifixion by the end of this long and terrible week.Read More →
The Holy Spirit
Followers of Jesus receive the Holy Spirit and, just as Jesus said, the Spirit guides and informs. Read More →
Betrayal and Crucifixion
Jesus in betrayed by Judas, goes to trial and is crucified. Jesus is our “Passover lamb”, taking our punishment so that we may have eternal life with God.Read More →
Jesus rises from the dead and shows himself to His disciples. This is the most consequential event in human history. Everything in the Bible points to this event. Read More →
Jesus Returns to Heaven
When Jesus finished his final talk with the disciples, He was taken up into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God. He was still with His disciples and He is also with us. Read More →
To understand the meaning of the Bible, it is important to appreciate that the Bible is first and foremost the story of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible tells the story of the relationship between man and God, how man sinned and broke that relationship. Jesus came to redeem man and usher in the eternal Kingdom of God.
The Bible gives us context, explanation and insight into the nature and character of God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It is simply the most remarkable book ever written.