The story of Jesus begins when Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called “Christ.” The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother, Mary, was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. (Luke 1:27; Is. 7:14; Matthew 1:18)
An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph, the son of David, saying, “Fear not to take unto you Mary as your wife; as that is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” This was done to fulfill what was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which is interpreted is, God with us.” (Is. 7:14; Matthew 1:23)
Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the day of Herod the king; he grew up in Nazareth in Galilee. (Luke 2:4 – 7); Matthew 2: 1 – 23)
Christians as we read our bibles, we all know that according to the four Gospels of the New Testament that Jesus is the main purpose for Christianity and that he is the “key figure” of Christianity.
Jesus` genealogy, baptism, messages, and miracles all point to the same inescapable conclusion: Christ is King. Even when Jesus died people felt that Jesus had been defeated; but fear not, Jesus` defeat was a real victory by his resurrection, and a message echoes forever: the King of the Jews lives.
Jesus traveled throughout Galilee teaching in synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and he also healed the sick and disease among these people. He also healed those who were suffering from many diseases and different types of torments; even those who were suffering because they were possessed by devils, the lunatic’s, those people with palsy, epileptics, those who were blind and paralyzed, a woman with a 12 year issue of blood, lepers, and many others. He also touched the hand of his mother and she rose from a feverish state of illness. (Matthew 4: 23 – 24; Ps. 22:22 – 24 -14; Mark 1:14; Matthew 8: 14 – 15)
Jesus called out 12 Jewish men who he gave them power against unclean spirits to also cast out and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Their names are Simon (also called Peter); Andrew Peter’s brother; James; James’s brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James who was the son of Alphaeus and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon and Judas Iscariot. Followed Jesus on his journey to spread the Christian ministry to teach and ready them to carry it on the ministry. (Matthew 10: 1 – 5)
Jesus spoke his doctrine to the people in (Matthew 5: 1 – 48; Matthew 6: 1 – 34; Matthew 7: 1 – 28) which told people how they should live and conduct their lives.
Jesus was ordered to die by Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, because Jesus claimed to be the king of the Jews. He resurrected three days later when there was an earthquake and an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. The angel told a woman, fear not, for Jesus Christ is not in here, he’s risen. (Matthew 28: 1 – 6)
People and Christians who read the bible are aware that Jesus` life and death provided for the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world. Man’s separation from God came because of Adam’s sin with Eve; he was then reconciled back to God because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for the sins of the world.
Jesus accomplished many things during his short life time. He was conceived from the Holy Spirit and his birth was given by Mary, a virgin. The child of Joseph and Mary seemed impossible to those who knew them but God’s almighty power was responsible for this miracle. Jesus walked upon the earth living a sinless life even though the devil tried to tempt him. He walked on water; fed a multiple number of people by multiplying fish and loaves of bread; healed people and delivered out the devil and demons that had possessed them; he cured the sick and healed disease; he raised Lazarus from the dead as well as children and adults; he calmed the sea; he was a great minister who recognized God as being God and he carried God’s message throughout the world.
There are many things Jesus did for all of us and the main one being that he accepted his crucifixion on the cross to die to pay for the sins of mankind in the world. He bought the pardon for mankind. He is responsible for people fellowshipping and worshipping God; Jesus is our way to have salvation and to have an eternal life. When Jesus died, he descended into hell taking the keys of death and hell. His resurrection from the dead proves he is alive and he lives among us.
It’s my belief that Jesus Christ and God is one in the same and there is “no other” above God and there never will be another above him. (John 8:58 and John 10:30)
Jesus is God; and God formed the birth of a child to enter into this world to be born and to mature and live among people for the purpose of identifying and understanding their struggles, sufferings, weaknesses, and most importantly for the purpose of giving his life to pay for the penalties for each of our sins. (John 1: 1; Hebrews 2:17; Philippians 2: 5 – 11)
The King James Version of the Holy Bible and in various verses of the New Testament
This article was written by Barbara Ann Smith and it is her own interpretation of the various bible verses contained in the New Testament of the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
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