The Greatest Story Ever Told About
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
Most of the New Testament is about Jesus.  This is one of the most amazing stories not only in
the Bible, but anywhere.  Even though it happened over 2000 years ago, it is still talked about
today because it had the greatest impact on mankind.  Jesus, who was the son of God, came to
earth to show us what God is like and to die for us.  And the only reason he did it is because he
loves us.  How incredible is that!  

There is so much to say about Jesus that volumes could be written, and many books have.  
Throughout this website, most of the references will be to Jesus because He is what it's all
about.  Rather than cover all of that here, I will just give you a quick overview of who Jesus was
as many references to what he said and did will be made throughout the rest of the topics.  I
would encourage you to read the first four gospels in the New Testament and you will get a
much better insight into who Jesus was.

When I first read parts of the Bible (I was not a Christian then), I thought that Jesus was either
who he said he was or else the biggest liar that ever lived.  Either he was a lunatic or someone
trying to make the headlines, or else he really was the Son of God.  However, the more I read
about Jesus, the more I realized that he indeed was who he said he was, the Son of God.

The most important thing that Jesus did is die for us.  He paid the price for our sins that we could
not pay.  He did it for us by dying in our place and offers us this free gift.  All we have to do is
accept it.  John 3:16 describes it best.   
For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that
whosoever should believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The first four books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us the most about
Jesus as each of these Apostles wrote their account about him from a different perspective.  He
was born of the virgin Mary which made him the Son of God and the Son of Man, both of which
he referred to himself as.  When he was a baby three wise men from the east came to bring him
gifts because they had been following his star which led them to Bethlehem.  Then the ruler of
occupied Israel, King Herod, tried to kill Jesus by ordering all children under the age of two to be
killed.  Jesus escaped to Egypt with his parents and did not return until after Herod died.   He
went to Galilee and that is why he is sometimes called The Galilean or Jesus of Galilee.

Jesus started his ministry when he was about 30 years old.  Actually when he was about 12 he
went to Jerusalem with his parents and even then he impressed the teachers at the temple with
his wisdom.  John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus who was baptizing people in the
wilderness.  When Jesus started his ministry, he went to John the Baptist and asked him to
baptize him as well.  The first message Jesus preached was ``Repent for the kingdom of heaven
is near``.  He then chose his 12 disciples and travelled around Israel doing miracles, healing the
sick, raising the dead, preaching the gospel, feeding the hungry, and teaching the people about
God.  He did this for about 3 years.  In the end, he was crucified which was a horrible way to die
by being hung alive on a cross.  This was a common form of execution and thousands of
criminals were crucified in this way for various crimes.  Jesus however did not commit a crime,
but due to pressure from the ruling religious leaders, Pilate, the governor or Israel agreed to
have him crucified.  He did not know at the time that he was actually doing the will of God as
Jesus was fulfilling his destiny.  After his death, he was placed in a tomb and a large stone was
placed over the entrance.  Three days later he rose from the dead, spent some time with his
disciples telling them to go out into the whole world and tell everyone the Good News, and then
ascended into heaven where he now sits at the right hand of God.  He will return again to reign
and rule on this earth for awhile, and then a new heaven and earth will be created on which we
will live in peace love and joy for eternity.

That`s a quick version about Jesus, the rest will be dealt with in more detail throughout this
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