Who is Jesus?

Jesus’ Birth – The Prophecies of Jesus’ birth are found in the Old Testament.  

  • He would be born of a virgin.   Isaiah 7:14.  
  • He would be God’s Son.   Psalm 2:7&8.
  • He would be of Abraham’s Seed.   Genesis 22:18.
  • He would be of Judah’s Tribe. Genesis 49:10 & Micah 5:2
  • He would be of Jesse’s Line.  Isaiah 11:1
  • He would be of David’s Line.  Jeremiah 23:5 & Psalm 132:11
  • He would be born in Bethlehem, Micah 5:2
  • He shall be called (God with us).  Isaiah 7:14

The fulfillments to these scriptures are found in Matthew 1:18 & Matthew 3:17

His seed is found in Matthew 1:1

His genealogy in Matthew 2:1

Born in Bethlehem Matthew 1:23

Jesus’ birth was prophesied and fulfilled, and we celebrate it at Christmas each year.

What did Jesus do?

For 30 years Jesus lived with His family, helping to raise His brothers and care for His mother.  Then at 30 He began His ministry of miracles and love.  

Here are some highlights:

  • Changing water to wine.  John 2
  • The Samaritan Woman  John 4
  • Jesus heals the official’s son.  John 4:43
  • Feeding the 5000.  John 6
  • Walking on water.  John 6:16

At the end of His ministry:

  • He was arrested by Jewish officials.  John 18
  • He was tried before the Jews.  John 18:12; 14
  • He was tried before the Romans.  John 18:28
  • Pilate wanted to release an innocent man.  John 18:38
  • Pilate gave into pressure.  John 19
  • Jesus was crucified for my sins and yours.  John 19:16
  • He died and was buried.  John19:28-42
  • On the 3rd day Jesus arose from the dead.  John 20
  • He appeared to the Apostles, Disciples, and all for 40 days.  He appeared to as many as 500 at one time.  I Corinthians 15:6
  • After 40 days Jesus ascended to His Father in Heaven.  Acts 1:6-11
  • Where He is at the right hand of God.  Acts 7:55

Why is this man (Jesus) important even today?

He gave His life for your sins; will you accept the free gift?

Contact Pastor Roland Shanks (315) 686-3194 pastorroland@riverchurchnny.com