Jesus of Nazareth is the most important person ever born. His life divided history into two eras - B.C and A.D. The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is not a mere man, He is God.

“The Word became a man and lived among us. We saw his divine greatness—the greatness that belongs to the only Son of the Father. The Word was full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

“Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was there with God in the beginning. Everything was made through him, and nothing was made without him. In him there was life, and that life was a light for the people of the world. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not defeated it.” (John 1:1-5)

As God the Divine Word, Jesus has no beginning. He is the uncreated, eternal, self-existent, Creator.

“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah happened. His mother Mary was engaged to marry Joseph. But before they married, he learned that she was expecting a baby. (She was pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit.) Mary’s husband, Joseph, was a good man. He did not want to cause her public disgrace, so he planned to divorce her secretly.  But after Joseph thought about this, an angel from the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to accept Mary to be your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son. You will name him Jesus. Give him that name because he will save his people from their sins.” All this happened to make clear the full meaning of what the Lord said through the prophet: “The virgin will be pregnant and will give birth to a son. They will name him Immanuel.” (Immanuel means “God with us.”)” (Matthew 1:18-23)

The birth of Jesus is a historical miracle. A virgin became pregnant through God the Holy Spirit. This was prophesied 700 years before the birth of Jesus by the prophet Isaiah. God is all powerful. He is the Creator and chose to become human to save us from sin. When we break God’s commandments that is sin and the consequence is death. Have you realized that you need to be saved from sin?

“But when the right time came, God sent his Son, who was born from a woman and lived under the law. God did this so that he could buy the freedom of those who were under the law. God’s purpose was to make us his children.” (Galatians 4:4-5).

God has no beginning. God always had a plan to become human to restore our relationship with Him.

“These children are people with physical bodies. So Jesus himself became like them and had the same experiences they have. Jesus did this so that, by dying, he could destroy the one who has the power of death—the devil. Jesus became like these people and died so that he could free them. They were like slaves all their lives because of their fear of death. Clearly, it is not angels that Jesus helps. He helps the people who are from Abraham. For this reason, Jesus had to be made like us, his brothers and sisters, in every way. He became like people so that he could be their merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Then he could bring forgiveness for the people’s sins. And now he can help those who are tempted. He is able to help because he himself suffered and was tempted.” (Hebrews 2:14-18)

Jesus was 100% God and 100% human. God became human so that He could die. Only death could fulfill the justice of God. Jesus was raised back to life to serve as our Great High Priest forever. He is able to help us in our time of need.

“This will happen when the special child is born. God will give us a son who will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.” His power will continue to grow, and there will be peace without end. This will establish him as the king sitting on David’s throne and ruling his kingdom. He will rule with goodness and justice forever and ever. The strong love[a] that the Lord All-Powerful has for his people will make this happen!” (Isaiah 9:6-7).

Jesus is the promised King who will reign in righteousness forever. It is blasphemy to call a human child Mighty God, but only God is eternal.

“So, all the people of Israel should know this for certain: God has made Jesus to be Lord and Messiah. He is the man you nailed to the cross!” (Acts 2:36)

Jesus fulfilled every prophecy concerning the promised Divine King and the Suffering Servant of the Lord who would be anointed with the Holy Spirit.

“When your life is finished, you will die and be buried with your ancestors. But then I will make one of your own children become the king. He will build a house for my name, and I will make his kingdom strong forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son.” (2 Samuel 7:12-14)

“The Good News is about God’s Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. As a human, he was born from the family of David, but through the Holy Spirit he was shown to be God’s powerful Son when he was raised from death.” (Romans 1:3-4)

It was prophesied that Jesus would be born through the nation of Israel, through the tribe of Judah, through the family of David.

“I will make you and the woman enemies to each other. Your children and her children will be enemies. You will bite her child’s foot, but he will crush your head.” (Genesis 3:15)

The first prophecy concerning the birth of Christ was told to the serpent (Satan), Adam, and Eve in the garden of Eden. Let’s review Who is the Jesus of the Bible.

“No one can see God, but the Son is exactly like God. He rules over everything that has been made. Through his power all things were made: things in heaven and on earth, seen and not seen— all spiritual rulers, lords, powers, and authorities. Everything was made through him and for him. The Son was there before anything was made. And all things continue because of him. He is the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning of everything else. And he is the first among all who will be raised from death. So in everything he is most important. God was pleased for all of himself to live in the Son. And through him, God was happy to bring all things back to himself again— things on earth and things in heaven. God made peace by using the blood sacrifice of his Son on the cross.” (Colossians 1:15-20)

“Without a doubt, the secret of our life of worship is great: Christ was shown to us in human form; the Spirit proved that he was right; he was seen by angels. The message about him was told to the nations; people in the world believed in him; he was taken up to heaven in glory.”  (1 Timothy 3:16)

“In your life together, think the way Christ Jesus thought. He was like God in every way, but he did not think that his being equal with God was something to use for his own benefit. Instead, he gave up everything, even his place with God. He accepted the role of a servant, appearing in human form. During his life as a man, he humbled himself by being fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death—death on a cross. So God raised him up to the most important place and gave him the name that is greater than any other name. God did this so that every person will bow down to honor the name of Jesus. Everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth will bow. They will all confess, “Jesus Christ is Lord,” and this will bring glory to God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11)

The Lord Jesus Christ is the only Savior. His purpose was announced before His birth when the angel of the Lord informed Joseph that Jesus would “save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). The Lord Jesus proclaimed that He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). Paul testified that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). The Lord Jesus Christ provides the atonement and justification needed to save mankind from the wrath of God.

Do you Believe that Jesus is LORD?

“If you openly say, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from death, you will be saved. Yes, we believe in Jesus deep in our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we openly say that we believe in him, and so we are saved. Yes, the Scriptures say, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed.” It says this because there is no difference between those who are Jews and those who are not. The same Lord is the Lord of all people. And he richly blesses everyone who looks to him for help. Yes, “everyone who trusts in the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13)

All Scriptures are from the Easy-to-Read Version.