Monday, June 26, 2017


It is not our purpose in this writing to go into great detail concerning the life of Jesus. The story of His life can be read in the New Testament of the Bible. In the Bible the life story of Jesus is contained in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and john, which taken together, tell the story of His life.

Nevertheless, there are several important points which must be understood. These we would like to emphasize now. It is important that they be studied carefully.

Nearly all the information given to us concerning the life of Jesus, happened during the last three years of His life. Nearly one-fifth of these happenings occurred during the last week before His death. This shows that it is the end of His life that is most important. We can say, therefore, that it is not His life, but His death and the things connected with it that are vital. It is true that all of His life is important, but it was by His death that He redeemed us from sin. The story of His life is told to show that He lived a perfect life, free from fault and sin. The sacrifice which would be acceptable to God to cover our sin must be perfect, and Jesus’ life shows how blameless and perfect His life was.

His life was different from all other men in that He was without sin. He asked, “Which of you convicts me of sin?” No man could answer Him. The crowd said, “He hath done all things well.” Mark 7:37. Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor said, “I find no fault in the man.” Luke 23:4. The dying thief, who was crucified at the same time Jesus was, said, “This man hath done nothing amiss.” Luke 23:41. God Himself testified concerning Him, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17. Before God and man, He was perfect and without sin. Therefore, He was able to offer Himself as a perfect sacrifice to redeem us from sin.

His ministry in this world began with His baptism by John and ended three years later when He was crucified. It was a ministry filled with:

Wonderful works. He opened eyes of the blind, and healed the deaf and dumb. Those who were lame and sick were healed, and lepers cleansed by His wonderful power. Even the dead He raised on three occasions. And, best of all, those long bound by chains of sin found forgiveness and release at His feet.

Wonderful words. “No man ever spoke like this,” was the testimony given concerning Him by those that heard Him.

The stories of Jesus’ life recorded in the Bible, were carefully chosen by God for a purpose. “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that believing you might have life through His name.” John 20:31 & 31.

John E. Capron – Guest Blogger

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