He is God
Jesus is Almighty God. He is eternal and immortal, and has always existed; He existed before He was born as a man. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. In reference to the Trinity, Jesus has, from eternity, always been God the Son; He was God the Son during His time on earth, and He will forever remain God the Son.
Isa. 9:6; John 1:1, 14-15; 8:57-58; 20:28; Heb. 1:8; 13:8; Rev. 1:8; 22:13
He is a Man
God became a man and entered this world through the womb of the virgin Mary; and this man was named Jesus. He is 100% completely human like you and I, except that He is perfect and sinless.
Matt. 1:16-25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 14; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15
He is the Creator
All things were created by Jesus, through Jesus, and for Jesus. All things are alive and existent because of Him, and all things are sustained by Him. Jesus holds the universe and all life together.
John 1:1-3; Col. 1:16-17
He is Lord & King
Jesus Christ is the Lord of lords and King of kings. He is the King of the universe whom God the Father has ordained as the supreme sovereign authority. As Lord and King, He has decreed His law and demands conformity to it by all the citizens of His kingdom. Those who would come to Christ must bow the knee and serve Him as Lord and King.
1 Tim. 6:14-15; Rev. 17:14; Ps. 2; Matt. 5-7
He is the Lawgiver & Judge
Jesus Christ ordained His law in the establishment of His kingdom. The law of Moses was given during the Old Covenant, but the law of Christ, which fulfills and exceeds it, was given in the New Covenant and is written on the hearts of all His disciples. Obedience to the law of Christ does not produce salvation; rather, obedience is the evidence that a person has been saved. Christ has been appointed by God to judge the living and the dead, and all people will stand before His judgment seat. Those who are found to be lawless will be condemned to Hell for eternity.
James 4:12; Acts 10:41-42; 17:30-31; 2 Tim. 4:1; 1 Cor. 9:21; 2 Cor. 5:10; Gal. 6:2; Heb. 7:12; 8:7-13; 10:16; Matt. 25:41-46; 5-7
He is the Savior, Redeemer, & Lamb of God
Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father to be the Savior of all who will come to Him. He saves them from their sins and from God's wrath which burns against them. He was born into this world and laid down His life in order to redeem them from the curse that was upon them for breaking God's law by taking that curse upon Himself. He was offered up as a sacrifice like the lambs in the Old Testament and slaughtered on the cross by the wrath of God in order to set His people free.
1 John 4:14; 1 Pet. 1:17-19; 2 Pet. 3:18; Matt. 1:21; John 1:29; Rom. 5:9; Gal. 3:13; 4:4-5; Col. 1:13-14; Tit. 2:13-14; Heb. 9:12; Rev. 5:12
He is Prophet & High Priest
Moses of old spoke of a Prophet whom God would raise up to warn the world that they must believe and obey His words or else be utterly destroyed. This Prophet was Jesus Christ, who came to this world declaring the word of God, calling sinners to repent of their wicked deeds, and warning of the upcoming judgment. God has also designated Jesus Christ as the perfect, holy, merciful, and faithful High Priest who provides atonement for the sins of those who come to Him, sympathizing with them, making intercession for them, and mediating between them and God.
Deut. 18:15-19; Acts 3:18-26; Matt. 21:11; Luke 24:19; John 6:14; Heb. 2:17-18; 4:14-15; 5:9-10; 7:24-27
He was Sinless
Jesus walked this earth perfectly sinless in every aspect of His life; in everything He did, said, and thought, He always perfectly pleased God the Father. There was absolutely no sin in Him at all. He completely honored and fulfilled the law of Moses and satisfied every demand of God's law from the moment of His birth up until His death. Though He became a man, He, unlike the rest of us, remained innocent and separate from sinners. He did this in order to present His people before God the Father with His very own innocence and sinlessness. In consequence of Him receiving all the sin and guilt of His people upon Himself, His innocence and perfection is received in those who come to Him. It is only in union with Christ that a person can be seen by God as innocent, sinless, and guiltless.
Phil. 2:8; 1 Pet. 2:22-23; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 7:26
He was Dead
Even though Jesus was innocent of any sin against God or crime against man, He was hated by the world and condemned to die on a cross. Because Jesus was perfectly sinless, He was able to offer Himself as a worthy sacrifice on behalf of His people who were sinners. God has declared that the consequence for sin is death; and since Jesus committed no sin, He never deserved to die. But He willfully took the consequence for sin upon Himself, taking the punishment away from His obedient followers, and He died in their place so they could go free. Jesus was dead and buried for three days.
Acts 2:22-23; 5:30; Rom. 6:23; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 3:18
He Rose from the Grave
After being dead and buried for three days, Jesus was raised in the same body in which He died by God the Father from the dead, putting an end to the agony of death, as it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. Jesus had the authority to lay down His life and to take it up again, and He did so willfully by His own initiative. After His resurrection, Jesus remained on the earth for 40 days and was seen alive, in addition to His 12 disciples, by over 500 people. Afterward He ascended on high and from that point until now has been seated at the right hand of God, where He sits as sovereign Lord of all creation, with all things under His authority.
Mark 16:19; Luke 22:69; John 10:17-18; Acts 1:3; 2:24; 17:31; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Eph. 1:20-22; Col. 3:1; Heb. 10:12-13; 1 Pet. 3:21-22
He Will Return to Judge the World
Jesus is now at the right hand of God the Father and awaits the fullness of time, after which He will return to the earth. He will descend from Heaven with His mighty angels to judge the world and take vengeance on those who do not know God and those who do not obey His gospel. He will first raise up all His faithful followers, those who have died and who remain alive, and they will be with Him forever; but then He will unleash the fury and wrath of God on the world for its sins and rejection of the mercy God offered it through His Son. The dead will be raised and they will all stand before His judgment seat to be judged and punished for every sin they have committed. Jesus will declare to those who are found guilty of sin to depart into the everlasting fire of Hell; but those who had faith and followed Him during their lives will be embraced and accepted into the kingdom of God to enjoy His presence forever. And so when Jesus returns, all evil and sin, and those who practice it, will finally be brought to justice, and all creation will enjoy peace, righteousness, and perfection with God for the rest of eternity.
Acts 1:11; Matt. 7:21-23; 25:31-34, 41, 46; John 5:28-29; 1 Cor. 15:21-26, 51-55; 1 Thes. 4:16-17; 2 Thes. 1:7-10; Rev. 6:15-17