Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was in existence prior to the creation of the world. He came into the world veiled in human flesh through the womb of a virgin, Mary of Nazareth, who was engaged to be married to Joseph at the time. Jesus was born in Bethlehem and His birth was announced by an angel of the Lord to shepherds who spread the word to others. When he was eight days old, Jesus was dedicated in the Temple in accordance with Jewish custom. At twelve years, He went to Jerusalem, accompanied by his parents, to observe the Feast of the Passover. On the return trip, his parents could not find Him. They returned to Jerusalem and found him three days later in the temple courts, listening to the teachers and asking them questions. His understanding and answers amazed everyone.
Jesus Christ came into the world so that mankind may have eternal life. His mission was to save the world and to preach repentance and the love of God. The son of God came to minister, to serve others and to give himself as a ransom to humanity [CITATION All 11\l 1033 ]. Those who heard Jesus’ teachings were convicted, challenged, and encouraged. Some were however angered by His message and the fact that He claimed to be the Messiah. While on earth, Jesus performed many miracles, healed the sick and raised the dead. Jesus Christ was holy and He wanted mankind to be as holy and live sinless lives. The Bible says that He was tempted in many ways yet was without sin. Jesus came to redeem mankind from captivity and to bring truth in a world of false values.
AllAboutJesusChrist.org. Jesus Christ. 2011. 29 April 2011 <http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/>.