Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6, NIV)
Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. He was born in Bethlehem to carpenter Joseph and his wife Mary, who was a virgin. Jesus was conceived in her womb by the power of God’s Spirit. His supernatural birth was the first sign that He was no ordinary person. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the Son of God, sent into the world to live as one of us, in order to show mankind what God is like.
Though He was subjected to all the human experiences of hunger, pain, and temptation, Jesus was sinless. Not only did He show us how to live, He demonstrated God’s sacrificial love for mankind when He took all our sins upon Himself and died on the Cross. When He died, He saved us from the penalty of our sin.
On the third day, God resurrected Jesus from the dead. Sin and death were defeated! At least 500 people saw him alive before He ascended physically to heaven, leaving a commission to his disciples to share the Good News of salvation before he comes back again.