Who Is Jesus Christ: Jesus was born of the Holy Spirit and His virgin mother Mary into a humble Jewish family. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but He was a native of Nazareth. The twelve apostles accompanied Jesus everywhere He went during His active ministry of about three and half years. They heard all His teachings, saw His miracles and acquainted with His character.
He became despised and rejected by many of His own people, who were more interested in dead tradition and earthly power. After the humiliation and agony of His cross, He was buried. But that was not the end because His earthly historic existence ended in the triumph of His resurrection and ascension to heaven.
The character of Jesus Christ is that of divine love; a love that knows no bounds; a love that exceeds our human understanding and comprehension. He loves us more than a mother loves her baby: ‘Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.’ (Isaiah 49:15).
Jesus Christ’s message to us is love: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.’ (John 3:16-17).
Jesus Christ announced His mission according to Isaiah 61: 1-2; ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.’ (Luke 4: 18-19).
It was His personality that drew men to Him. He was a man of great character. He had compassion on the crowds because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Because of His compassion for them, He healed their diseases and because of their hunger, He compassionately provided enough food to feed thousands of them. Kindness characterized His personality.