Who was Jesus?

by Matt Slick

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  • Went with his parents who were fleeing to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15)
  • At 12 years old he went to the temple (Luke 2:41-50), remains with his parents (Luke 2:52)
  • He began his public ministry at the age of 30 (Luke 3:23) when he was baptized (Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11)
  • Jesus is tempted by Satan (Matthew 4:1; Luke 4:1-2)
  • He calls his disciples (Matthew 9:9; Mark 2:13-14; Luke 5:27-28)
  • Turned water into wine ( John 2:1-10)
  • Cleanses the Temple (John 2:13-16)
  • Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:29)
  • Feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15)
  • Moved to Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13-20; Mark 8:27-38)
  • Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8)
  • Goes to Jerusalem (Matthew 21: 1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19: 29-38; John 12:12-15)
  • Passover meal (Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-25)
  • Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:30-46; Luke 22:39-46)
  • Crucifixion and resurrection in roughly the year 26 or 27 (adjusting for the Gregorian calendar)
  • Ascension into heaven (Luke 24:50-53)
  • 1. We chose the title "Who was Jesus?" rather than "Who is Jesus?" because that is the question that would be more commonly asked by unbelievers searching to know more about him.
  • 2. BC means "Before Christ" and is based on the Gregorian calendar that was established in 1582. The "before Christ" birth of Christ is due to the correction in leap years.
 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.