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Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the best-known figure in the entire world! Billions of people have been affected by His life here on earth.

Jesus Christ lived in Israel about 2,000 years ago. He never wrote a book or had a company and He never travelled far, but His life still affects people today, why?

Many have died for their faith in Jesus Christ, believing Him to be the Son of God and Saviour of the world. Many have accepted torture and then death, refusing to renounce the One whom they love so much and feel so indebted to, but why?

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. Speaking of the RAF fighter pilots he said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”. His speeches were great and inspired a nation.

Jesus words are truly life changing, as He not only inspired a nation, but nations and continents, and He has changed billions of lives by His words and actions.

‘No one has greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’ John 15:13.

  • Jesus the Mediator
  • Jesus' Life
  • Napoleon’s Words
  • Lives and Nations Changed by Jesus
  • The Humanity of Jesus' Teaching
  • Women, children, and the disabled

  • The Gospels
  • Ascension
  • His Followers
  • The Penalty of Sin
  • The Free Gift of Salvation
  • Our Responsibility
  • Testimony
  • Prophecies that Jesus Fulfilled:

  • Jesus' Quotes
  • Jesus’ Names
  • Jesus your Deliverance
  • Condemnation and Jesus’ Salvation
  • Jesus Testimony
  • Testimonies
  • What about You?

  • Jesus the Mediator

    Jesus came as a Mediator, someone who could intervene and pay the price for mankind. In the beginning man had fellowship with God, but after disobeying Him, by committing sin, their relationship was broken.

    Ever since then we have all disobeyed God and gone away from His rules and regulations, which are there to protect us and other people.

    This separation is eternal and Jesus came to bridge the gap. Jesus led a perfect life of purity and deed and only went about doing good.


    Jesus' Life

    Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born in the flesh by the Virgin Mary. Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem, grew up as a baby on this earth, into a man and lived to die for mankind. He was on a redeeming mission, to bring separated man back into a relationship with the living God.

    Jesus birth, life and death were written about many hundreds of years before it even happened and it can be seen in the first half of the Bible, the Old Testament.

    Jesus lived as a human on earth, He identified with mankind. He hungered, got tired, felt pain and even cried. Jesus said He was the ‘Son of God’; many people agreed with Him. Even those who condemned Him and killed Him, knew that He was innocent and special. Jesus was no criminal or even a bad person; He was perfect and sinless. Jesus was whipped, beaten, tortured and then nailed to a tree and left to die whilst crowds were mocking; but Why?

    John 5:17-19 Jesus said, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because…He said that God was His Father making Himself equal with God.’


    Napoleon’s Words

    Napoleon, the famous French leader read the gospel of John, which is a book from the Holy Bible, and said, “Either this man is the Son of God or the one who wrote this gospel is, I know man, and no man could have written a book like this.”

    In John 9:35-38, Jesus healed a blind man (v7) and said, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” “…Who is He Lord that I may worship Him?” Jesus said, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” Then he said Lord I do believe!” And he worshipped Him.


    Lives and Nations Changed by Jesus

    Through Jesus’ teaching countless lives, communities, cities and countries have been changed. Many legal systems have been based on the Ten Commandments and the teaching of Jesus, all of which are found in the Holy Bible. Jesus Christ has made a deep impact on societies, art, literature, music, architecture, and democratic freedoms.

    Jesus said that "we should love our neighbour as ourselves." Jesus then went on to tell a story, which shows us that our neighbour is anybody, even if they are our enemy. Regardless what we think of Jesus we would all agree that it is good set of standards to live by. Jesus also said that we should, “Love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength,” and that this sums up the whole of the Holy Bible. God should be our first love. Jesus said, "Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand" Matthew 4:17.

    At the very end of John’s gospel it is written that Jesus did many other things, which John supposes that even the world itself could not contain the books if they were all written down one by one.


    The Humanity of Jesus’ Teaching

    Many societies, social works or organisations have been formed or created, based on Jesus' teaching, love and way of life.

    Jesus said, “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for Me.” Feeding of the homeless, shelter, food aid, education, social justice, law enforcement, abolition of slavery, women’s rights, etc., sprung from Jesus teachings and lifestyle.

    Women, children, and the disabled

    Jesus Christ gave dignity to women, respect to the disabled, significance to children, and creditability to the family and status to each individual. Jesus healed the sick, the blind, the deaf, the lame and even raised the dead! There was nothing that He could not do!


    The Gospels

    The first four books of the New Testament are all about Jesus' life; His birth, His actions, His death and His resurrection! Jesus died by being nailed to a cross, but after three days He rose again!

    The very words of Jesus and His teaching have been penned so that we today can follow in His footsteps, if we so desire. The followers of Jesus, who are often called Christians, are happy to be in love with Jesus and in a relationship with the living God.

    Sadly many people say bad things about Jesus and use His name as a swear word; that is because Jesus is still alive and the devil does not like it. The devil encourages people to say bad things about Him, a lot of people just hate Jesus because of the good that He has done. Have you ever heard someone say, “O Buddha” or “Mohammed” in a derogatory way?



    Jesus stayed on the earth for about forty days after He rose from the dead and hundreds of witnesses saw Him. He then ascended into the clouds and is now seated in heaven next to His Father.

    The Bible tells us that Jesus will come again to this earth in the very last days; He will come suddenly like a thief in the night. This is known as the Second Coming.


    His Followers

    We can read about His followers in the New Testament, which is the second half of the Holy Bible; the teaching they taught and the practical illustrations of their lives, their travels, triumphs and tragedies. Even in the difficult times they were able to keep focused on Jesus due to their belief in the resurrection from the dead and of a better life to come with Jesus in heaven.

    John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.’

    They believed that Jesus died on the cross for their sins, and that He took the punishment that they deserved so that they could go free from eternal punishment, hell.


    The Penalty of Sin

    If you commit a crime then you have to pay a penalty and accept the consequences of the punishment. We have all sinned against God and so He will judge us when we die.

    The followers of Jesus trusted in Him by faith for their salvation, to be saved from their sins and so that they could enter heaven. Sin is the wrong things that we think, say and do. God tells us that ‘the wages of sin is death’ ‘sin separates us from God’ ‘but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.’ Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23.

    We have all done wrong whether in thought, word or deed. Jesus explained that our corruptness comes from our heart. ‘Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.’ ‘If you are angry with your brother then it is the same as murdering him.’ It is what is in our hearts that contaminates and separates us from God. Our hearts need to be renewed with the love of God. Luke 6:45, Matthew 5:22.


    The Free Gift of Salvation

    The Bible speaks of salvation as a ‘free gift’ Romans 5:15, something that can be received but not earned by good works or purchased by money. God tells us that ‘all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God’ Romans 3:23.

    We may have a fridge full of food but we can still go hungry unless we open the door and eat. Salvation is waiting for all mankind, for those who are willing to repent, to turn from their bad ways and to follow and trust in Jesus Christ - to live for Him.


    Our Responsibility

    Jesus was more than a good teacher, a holy man or a prophet; He was the Son of God.

    We either have to accept His claims or reject them. You can read the Holy Bible for yourself. Below are some portions from the greatest Book ever.

    Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15.



    Jesus is not just a man from history; He is someone who can change your life!

    From the age of six I went to church, many times it was boring. But when I was 15, I had a supernatural encounter with Jesus. I came to Him knowing that I had sin in my life; it was the things I had done which were wrong.

    I discovered this sin kept me from having deep joy, peace and satisfaction. As I prayed asking Jesus to forgive me and to come into my life, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit deep within - oh what peace and joy!

    The experience of peace that I felt was deeper than I ever imagined possible. As the years went on I came to realise that if I was obedient to God, I could live in this peace forever.

    Jesus is real, He is God, and can change your life - like He changed mine. If you repent, (turn away from sin) and believe by faith in Jesus, trusting in His death and resurrection you can be saved.


    Some of the Prophecies which Jesus Fulfilled

  • 1. Genesis 3:15 ‘Seed of a woman’ Galatians 4:4.
  • 2. Genesis 12:3 ‘Descendant of Abraham’ Matthew 1:1.
  • 3. Genesis 17:19 ‘Descendant of Isaac’ Luke 3:34.
  • 4. Numbers 24:17 ‘Descendant of Jacob’ Mathew 1:2.
  • 5. Genesis 49:10 ‘From the tribe of Judah’ Luke 3:33.
  • 6. Isaiah 9:7 ‘Heir to the throne of David’ Luke 1:32,33.
  • 7. Psalm 45:6,7, 102:25-27 ‘Anointed and eternal’ Hebrews 1:8-12.
  • 8. Micah 5:2 ‘Born in Bethlehem’ Luke 2:4,5,7.
  • 9. Daniel 9:25 ‘Time for His birth’ Luke 2:1,2.
  • 10. Isaiah 7:14 ‘To be born of a virgin’ Luke 1:26,27,30,31.
  • 11. Jeremiah31:15 ‘Slaughter of children’ Matthew 2:16-18.
  • 12. Hosea 11:1 ‘Flight to Egypt’ Mathew 2:14,15.
  • 13. Isaiah 40:3-5 ‘The way prepared’ Luke 3:3-6.
  • 14. Malachi 3:1 ‘Preceded by a forerunner’ Luke 7:24,27.
  • 15. Malachi 4:5,6 ‘Preceded by Elijah’ Mathew 11:13,14.
  • 16. Psalm 2:7 ‘Declared the Son of God’ Matthew 3:17.
  • 17. Isaiah 9:1,2 ‘Galilean ministry’ Matthew 4:13-16.
  • 18. Psalm 78:2-4 ‘Speaks in parables’ Matthew 13:34,35.
  • 19. Deuteronomy 18:15 ‘A prophet’ Acts 3:20,22.
  • 20. Isaiah 61:1,2 ‘To bind up the broken hearted’ Luke 4:18,19.
  • 21. Isaiah 53:3 ‘Rejected by His own peoples (Jews)’ John 1:11, Luke 23:18.
  • 22. Psalm 110:4 ‘Priest after the order of Melchizedek’ Hebrews 5:5.
  • 23. Zechariah 9:9 ‘Triumphal entry’ Mark 11:7,9,11.
  • 24. Psalm 8:2 ‘Worshipped by children’ Matthew 21:15,16.
  • 25. Isaiah 53:1 ‘Not believed’ John 12:37,38.
  • 26. Psalm 41:49 ‘Betrayed by a close friend’ Luke 22:47,48.
  • 27. Zechariah 11:12 ‘Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver’ Matthew 26:14,15.
  • 28. Psalm 35:11 ‘Accused by false witnesses’ Mark 14:57,58.
  • 29. Isaiah 53:7 ‘Silent to accusations’ Mark 15:4,5.
  • 30. Isaiah 50:6 ‘Spat on and struck’ Matthew 26:67.
  • 31. Psalm 35:19 ‘Hated without a reason’ John 15:24,25.
  • 32. Isaiah 53:5 ‘Vicarious sacrifice’ Romans 5:6,8.
  • 33. Isaiah 53:12 ‘Crucified with criminals’ Mark 15:27,28.
  • 34. Zechariah 12:10 ‘Pierced through hands and feet’ John 20:27.
  • 35. Psalm 22:7,8 ‘Sneered and mocked’ Luke 23:35.
  • 36. Psalm 69:9 ‘Was reproached’ Romans 15:3.
  • 37. Psalm 109:4 ‘Prayer for His enemies’ Luke 23:34.
  • 38. Psalm 22:17,18 ‘Soldiers gambled for his clothing’ Matthew 27:35,36.
  • 39. Psalm 22:1 ‘Forsaken by God’ Matthew 27:46.
  • 40. Psalm 34:20 ‘No bones broken’ John 19:32,33,36.
  • 41. Zechariah 12:10 ‘His side pierced’ John 19:34.
  • 42. Isaiah 53:9 ‘Buried with the rich’ Matthew 27:57-60.
  • 43. Psalm 16:10, 49:15 ‘To be resurrected’ Mark 16:6,7.
  • 44. Psalm 68:18 ‘Ascension to God’s right hand’ Mark 16:19, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Ephesians 4:8.


  • Some of the Quotes of Jesus Christ

  • John 3:3 ‘Jesus answered and said to him (Nicodemus), “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

  • John 6:35 Jesus said to them (the people), "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

  • John 4:14 “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

  • John 6:48 “I am the Bread of life.”

  • John 8:12 "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

  • John 10:9 “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”

  • John 10:10 "The thief (devil) has come to kill, steal and destroy, but I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly."

  • John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”

  • John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”

  • John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."


  • Jesus’ Names

    Some of the names of Jesus Christ as found in the Holy Bible are:

  • Immanuel or Emmanuel, meaning God with us, Jesus, Matthew 1:23,25.
  • Son of God, John 1:34.
  • Messiah, John 1:41.
  • Saviour, 2 Peter 2:20.
  • Lord of all, Acts 10:36.
  • Lord God Almighty, Revelation 15:3.
  • Author and Finisher of our faith, Hebrews 12:2.
  • Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, Revelation 1:8.
  • King of kings and the Lord of lords, Revelation 19:6.
  • Holy One, Mark 1:24.
  • Son of the Highest, Luke 1:23.
  • Lamb of God, John 1:29.
  • Resurrection and the Life, John 11:25.
  • Prince of Life, Acts 3:15.
  • Word of Life, John 1:1.
  • Light of the world, John 8:12.
  • Chief Shepherd, 1 Peter 5:4.
  • Advocate, 1 John 2:1.
  • Righteous Judge, 2 Timothy 4:8.
  • Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Revelation 5:5.
  • Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forevermore, Hebrews 13:8.


  • Jesus your Deliverance

    Luke 4:17-21 ‘And there was delivered unto Jesus 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 broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

    And He closed the book and He gave it again to the minister and sat down, and the eyes of all of them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him. And He began to say unto them, "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your hearing."


    Condemnation and Jesus’ Salvation

  • Ezekiel 18:20 ‘The soul who sins will die.’
  • John 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
  • John 3:36 “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.”
  • Romans 3:10,12 ‘There is none righteous, no, not one...there is none who does good.’
  • Hebrews 9:27 ‘It is appointed for men to die once and after this the judgement.’
  • Romans 5:8 ‘But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3 ‘Christ died for our sin.’
  • Ecclesiastes 3:15 ‘God requires an account of that which is past.’
  • Hebrews 2:3 ‘How can we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?’


  • Jesus' Testimony

  • John 10:24-26 Jesus answered the Jews, "I told you (I am the Christ) My works that I do in My Father's name bear witness of me."
  • John 5:39 "Search the Scriptures...they are they which testify of Me."
  • John 14:11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the very works themselves."
  • John 5:24 "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 judgement, but has passed from death unto life."


  • Others Peoples' Testimonies

    John 1:34 “This is the Son of God” (said John the Baptist).

    John 1:49 “You are the Son of God and the King of Israel” (said Nathaniel).

    John 11:27 “Yes Lord I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is come into the world” (said Martha).

    In John 3:1-21, Jesus speaks to Nicodemus who had visited Him at night and tells him that he ‘must be born again.’ Nicodemus was confused, so Jesus uses the illustration of Moses making the bronze serpent (Numbers 21:9) and the people who looked to it and were healed from the fiery serpents. (If they did not believe they would not be healed because they would not have looked, and so would have died). It was a picture of Christ Himself being on the cross and all who would look to Him in faith would be saved. ‘The just shall live by faith,’ Galatians 3:11. Nicodemus did believe, John 7:50, 19:39-42.


    What about You?

    What about you? Will you surrender you life to Jesus? Tell God that you are sorry for your sins and turn away from them - this is called repentance and then ask Jesus into you life, and follow the teachings as found in the Holy Bible.

    Acts 2:38 ‘Repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’

    Isaiah 55:6-7 ‘Seek the Lord while He may be found, call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteousness man his thoughts, let him return to the Lord and He will have mercy on him...for He will abundantly pardon.’

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him (Thomas), “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

    Acts 4:12 ‘For there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.’

    Romans 10:9-11,13 ‘That 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 unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” ’

    John 1:12 ‘But as many as received Him, (Jesus) to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.’

    John 1:29 ‘The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” ’

    John 3:15-17 ‘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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved’

    John 3:36 ‘He who believes in the Son has everlasting life.’

    Romans 10:13, ‘Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

    Remember this song? ‘Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.'

    John 20:30-31 ‘Truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.’


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