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THE LIFE OF JESUS...


We believe that Jesus of Nazareth was not only a great teacher and prophet, as many also believe, but that He is also the Saviour of the world and the Son of God.

Jesus was one of the most interesting characters ever to walk the earth.  He was a God-fearing man who lived and taught under the Law of Moses, including the Ten Commandments and all the laws and regulations bound on the Jewish people.  Born to a young Jewish girl Mary, from the small village of Nazareth outside Jerusalem, Jesus was a direct descendent from the ancient Israelite King David.  His death by crucifixion on a Roman cross was the catalyst for Christianity;  His teachings, the core of the Christian faith.

Some people have doubted that Jesus actually existed, and mocked the idea that Jesus was a real person, but secular historians of that time have given independent witness to the life of Jesus and the Biblical records cannot be disputed as being historically accurate.

He was born in Bethlehem.

His birth in Bethlehem Judea outside Jerusalem is celebrated around the world to this day, yet we do not know the exact birthdate of Jesus.  The traditional date of 25 December is almost certainly not when He was born.  In the northern hemisphere, this date falls in the middle of winter, yet we know that on the night Jesus was born, the shepherds were out on the hills of Palestine with their sheep (Luke 2:8).

He was born during the Roman occupation of Palestine, during the reign of Caesar Augustus (63BC-AD14), the first emperor of the Roman empire (Luke 2:1), and while Herod the Great was tetrarch over Galilee.

 

►  GENEALOGY OF JESUS

►  HIS BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

►  HIS BAPTISM

►  HIS MINISTRY

►  THE MIRACLES OF JESUS

►  HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION

►  HIS ASCENSION

 


RECOMMENDED READING:

►  Can We Prove Jesus Was a Real Person?

►  Prophecies Fulfilled

►  The Authority of Jesus Christ