Why is it so important to find out about Jesus Christ? 

  • Jesus is the central figure in Christianity

What does the Bible tell us about Jesus Christ? 

  • The Bible reveals that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (fully human),
  • However, the Bible also makes it clear that Jesus Christ is God the Son (fully divine).

What does the Bible say about Jesus that would cause one to believe He was fully human?

  • He was born as a human. (Philippians 2:7; Galatians 4:4)
  • He got hungry, thirsty and tired.
  • He had to eat, drink and sleep.
  • He could be touched.
  • He had emotions such as compassion, amazement, sorrow and apprehension.
  • 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 humanbut the Bible also makes it clear that He was more than just a man.

What does the Bible say about Jesus that would cause one to believe He was more than fully human?

  • Before Jesus became a man, He was God.
  • Jesus was conceived in a supernatural way.
  • Jesus claimed to be alive before Abraham was born. The Jewish leaders thought that Jesus was claiming something divine, and they wanted to kill him.  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.
  • 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. He was the king of peace who would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey.  He was the son of man who would be given all power and authority.
  • Jesus said he shared glory with God before the world began.
  • John tells us that he existed even in the beginning of time, as the Word.
  • John tells us that the universe was made through the Word. 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”.
  • God made the universe through the Son (Jesus).
  • Both Hebrews and Colossians tell us that the Son sustains the universe.
  • Both tell us that he is “the image of the invisible God”, “the exact representation of his being”.
  • Jesus Himself recognized that only God was worthy of worship … Yet, He did NOT refuse to be worshipped. On several occasions, people worshiped Jesus. Angels refuse worship (Revelation 19:10), but Jesus did not. Indeed, the angels worship Jesus, the Son of God.
  • Some prayers are addressed to Jesus. He is worthy of worship.
  • The New Testament gives elaborate praises to Jesus Christ, with doxologies that are normally reserved for God.
  • He has the highest title that can ever be given.  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.
  • The Son must be given equal honor with the Father.
  • Both God and Jesus are called the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end of everything.

Who, then, could we say that Jesus is? 

  • 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.
  • He is exactly like God, has glory like God, and has powers that only God has.
  • It is no wonder, therefore, that the disciples concluded that Jesus was God, even in the flesh … as the name Immanuel (God with us) highlighted.
  • In light of the passages above, we can say, with confidence, that Jesus Christ was fully God, as well as fully Man.

What does the Bible tell us about what Jesus Christ did

  • He lived a perfect life, committing no sin.
  • He was “born under the law”, “in the likeness of sinful man”.
  • He “shared in their humanity”.
  • He was tempted in all points as we are.
  • He lived without ever sinning.
  • He was blameless, without impurity.
  • He committed no sin; in him there was no sin; He knew no sin.
  • 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.

Why would some say that Jesus included us in His life?

  • He included us in Himself.
  • He included us in His relationship with the Father.
  • In Christ, we are new creations.
  • In Christ, we are made alive.

What does it mean that Jesus died a substitutionary death?

  • He died in our place.
  • He died for our sins.
  • Because of His death, we became dead to the law.
  • By dying for us, He reconciled us to God.

What does the Bible tell us happened to Jesus after He died?

  • He was buried, but was raised from the dead.
  • He appeared to many after His resurrection.

What is the significance of Jesus’ resurrection? 

  • By coming back to life, He made it possible for us to live forever.
  • By His resurrection, He saved us.

What does the Bible tell us happened after Jesus’ resurrection?

  • Jesus ascended to His Father in Heaven.
  • Since His return to the Father, He has been making intercession for us.

What does the Bible tell us Jesus Christ is doing today? 

  • He serves as our High Priest.
  • He serves and ministers on our behalf.

What does the Bible tell us Jesus will do in the future?

  • He will return in glory as King of kings.
  • He will rule, with the Church, over all nations.
  • He will usher in the New Heaven and the New Earth.

Why was it so important that Jesus be fully Human as well as being fully God? 

  • If He were not fully human, He could not represent us before God and die as our substitute, in order to pay the penalty for our sin.
  • If He were not fully God, His death could only pay the penalty for His own sins … He would not be able to pay the penalty for all sin.
  • Our salvation depends on the reality of Jesus’ humanity.
  • His role as our intercessor, our high priest, depends on His experience as a human.
  • Even after His resurrection, Jesus had flesh and bones.


If you’d like to see passages in the Bible that support the answers above, go to the page on Jesus Christ.


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