How do we talk about this Jesus who lived on the earth about 2000 years ago in the land of Israel?
Jesus Christ is perfect God and perfect man in one person. Jesus, the Son of God, was sent by God to deal with the problem of sinful man. Without Jesus, sinful man has no way to approach the holy God. To the Christian, Jesus Christ is the Redeemer, Savior, Healer, Comforter, Teacher, and the example of a perfect human life. He is also the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) The important highlights are: His birth, human living, 3 year public ministry, death on the cross for sinners, resurrection from the dead, ascension and His still anticipated Second Coming.
The Bible has two great sections that talk about Jesus Christ.
1. the Old Testament – which foretold or prophesied about the coming of Jesus Christ.
2. the New Testament – which talks about His birth, life, teaching, disciples, death, resurrection and the growth of the Christian church.
Both Old and New Testament sections talk about His anticipated Second Coming.
It is a difficult concept to understand that He is both fully perfect God and perfect man, and all in one person. There are many verses in the Bible to show this.
Jesus Christ is God – Colossians 2:9 For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Jesus Christ is man – Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary… Luke 24:39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”