Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ is God the Son incarnate. Jesus Christ is fully God (John 1:1) and fully man (John 1:14). He was born of a virgin (Luke 1:26-35), grew from an infant to a young man (Luke 2:52), and into an adult, enduring the same temptations that we face, yet without any sin (Hebrews 4:15). He fulfilled God’s law and willingly went to the cross to bear the sins of all who would believe in him (Romans 3:21-26; 5:12-21).

In Jesus Christ we find a confluence of attributes that is as beautiful as it is unique. As we walk through the pages of Scripture, we see that Christ is the omnipotent, eternal Creator (John 1:1; Colossians 1:15; Heb 1:3), and the lowly servant (Mark 10:42-45). He is the kingly lion (Revelation 5:5), and the gentle lamb (John 1:29). He is unswervingly faithful to his promises (2 Timothy 2:13) and unrivaled in his wisdom (John 7:46; Col 2:3). He shows no partiality, and he is unmoved in the face of flattery (Luke 20:21; John 3:1-8).

He always does what is right, even when it is most difficult (Matt 26:36-46). He is kind, generous, and seeks the interests of others above his own interests (Philippians 2:1-11; Romans 15:3). He requires ultimate loyalty (Luke 9:23), yet is gentle to the struggling disciple (Matthew 12:20). He is tough with the hard-hearted (Matthew 23:1-36), yet tender with children (Mark 10:13-16). He upholds God’s justice, yet weeps over those who reject the truth (Matthew 23:37-39).

He is bold, yet never quarrelsome (Matthew 12:19). Worthy of all worship, yet humble in heart (Matthew 11:29). He is the one who died on an ugly cross to bear God’s justice on behalf of sinners (John 19:17-30), yet rose again to reign on a glorious throne (Hebrews 1:1-3). In the Bible we see the incomparable glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ (see 2 Corinthians 4:4-6). Indeed, the whole Bible is about Jesus, from beginning to end (see Luke 24:25-27; 44).