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 5,000 (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.