What The Bible Says About Jesus


Jesus is the central figure in Christianity, so it is not surprising that the Bible says a lot about Him.  In this post, we take a brief look at the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, who walked on earth as Jesus of Nazareth.

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but the Bible also makes it clear that Jesus Christ is God the Son.  As many passages point out, Jesus was fully human.

  • He was born as a human. (Philippians 2:7)
  • He got hungry, thirsty and tired.
  • He had to eat, drink and sleep.
  • He could be touched (1 John 1:1-2)
  • He had emotions such as compassion, amazement, sorrow and apprehension. (Matthew 9:36Luke 7:9John 11:38Matthew 26:37).
  • He prayed to God, as humans need to.
  • He called himself a man and other people called him a man.

So the Bible makes it very clear that Jesus was fully human.  However, the Bible also makes it clear that He was more than just a man.  Consider the following:

  • Before He became a man, He was God ( 1 John 4:2John 1:1-214 Hebrews 1:8)
  • Jesus was conceived in a supernatural way (Matthew 1:20Luke 1:35).
  • Jesus claimed to be alive before Abraham was born (John 8:58). The Jewish leaders thought that Jesus was claiming something divine, and they wanted to kill him (v. 59). The phrase “I AM” is an echo of Exodus 3:14, where God revealed his name to Moses: “This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Jesus used this name for himself.
  • Jesus was indwelt by the Holy Spirit from birth (Matthew 1:20).
  • Jesus believed that he was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. He was the suffering servant who would die to ransom the people from their sins (Isaiah 53:4-5, 53:12; Matthew 26:24Mark 9:12Luke 22:3724:46). He was the king of peace who would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9-10Matthew 21:1-9). He was the son of man who would be given all power and authority (Daniel 7:13-14Matthew 26:64).
  • Jesus said he shared glory with God before the world began (John 17:5).
  • John tells us that he existed even in the beginning of time, as the Word (John 1:1).
  • John tells us that the universe was made through the Word (John 1:3). The Father was the Designer, and the Word was the Creator who carried out the design. “All things were created by him and for him” (Colossians 1:161 Corinthians 8:6).
  • God made the universe through the Son (Jesus).  Hebrews 1:2
  • Both Hebrews and Colossians tell us that the Son sustains the universe (Hebrews 1:3;Colossians 1:17).
  • Both tell us that he is “the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15), “the exact representation of his being” (Hebrews 1:3).
  • Jesus Himself recognized that only God was worthy of worship … Yet, He did NOT refuse to be worshipped. On several occasions, people worshiped Jesus (Matthew 14:33;28:9,17John 9:38). Angels refuse worship (Revelation 19:10), but Jesus did not. Indeed, the angels worship Jesus, the Son of God (Hebrews 1:6).
  • Some prayers are addressed to Jesus (Acts 7:59-602 Corinthians 12:8;Revelation 22:20). He is worthy of worship.
  • The New Testament gives elaborate praises to Jesus Christ, with doxologies that are normally reserved for God (2 Timothy 4:182 Peter 3:18Revelation 1:6).
  • He has the highest title that can ever be given (Ephesians 1:20-21). Even if we call him God, that title is not too high.
  • In Revelation, equal praise is given to God and to the Lamb, implying equality (Revelation 5:13).
  • The Son must be given equal honor with the Father (John 5:23).
  • Both God and Jesus are called the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end of everything (Revelation 1:81:1721:622:13).

Who is Jesus? He is a divine being who became flesh. He was in the beginning with God; he was the Creator of all, the Author of life (Acts 3:15). He is exactly like God, has glory like God, and has powers that only God has. Little wonder that the disciples concluded that he was God, even in the flesh.


It is very important to understand WHO Jesus Christ was — fully God, as well as fully Man.  However, it is also very important WHAT Jesus Christ did.  In that regard, the Bible tells us that …

  • He lived a perfect life, committing no sin …
  • He was “born under the law” (Galatians 4:4), “in the likeness of sinful man” (Romans 8:3).
  • He “shared in their humanity” (Hebrews 2:14-17).
  • He was tempted in all points as we are.
  • He lived without ever sinning (Hebrews 4:15).
  • He was blameless, without impurity (Hebrews 7:269:14).
  • He committed no sin (1 Peter 2:22); in him there was no sin (1 John 3:5); he knew no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).
  • No matter how tempting the sin was, Jesus always had a greater desire to obey God because His mission was to do God’s will (Hebrews 10:7).

Jesus included us in His life  

Jesus died a substitutionary death

Jesus came back from the dead

  • He was buried, but was raised from the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
  • He appeared to many after His resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15)
  • By coming back to life, He made it possible for us to live forever.
  • By His resurrection, He saved us. (Romans 5:10)

Jesus returned to Heaven

Jesus will return to Earth

Our salvation depends on the reality of Jesus’ humanity. His role as our intercessor, our high priest, depends on His experience as a human (Hebrews 4:15). Even after His resurrection, Jesus had flesh and bones (John 20:27Luke 24:39). Even in heavenly glory, He continues to be a human (1 Timothy 2:5).


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