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History 6, Review Lesson 27 – The Life of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was the son of Mary, a miracle baby, with no father. Descended from the line of King David. The messenger of Christianity.

An angel came to Mary and told her that the Messiah will be born through her and that the child will be born in Bethlehem.

Mary and her husband Joseph, was in fact in Bethlehem attending a census when Christ was born. The first witnesses of the birth of Christ were shepherds, in the night angel came to them saying that the Great Messiah was born.

A group of wise men (or astronomers) saw a bright star in the sky, in their culture that means that a new king was born. So they went to King Herod, king of Bethlehem, asking where this new king was. No new son had been born in Herod’s family. When Herod found out he was furious that a new king was born and wasn’t his own child. So he made a decree that all baby boys under two years old in Bethlehem shall be killed.

When Joseph found out he took Mary and baby Jesus and fled to Egypt until Herod died. Baby Jesus was saved, but all the other baby boys under two years old were killed.

After Herod died Joseph and Mary returned to Nazareth, where Joseph’s business was and raised Jesus as his own. Jesus was trained as a carpenter and grew in wisdom and stature as he matured.

We don’t know much about Jesus’s life between his childhood and his adult life. We know that his ministry began in 32-33 AD when he was 30 years old. This was, in the Jewish culture, where spiritual leadership began. Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, who had spent his life announcing the coming of Christ.

Jesus started attracted attention when he began to teach and preach after his baptism. He also gained attention where he performed many miracles, like turning six vats of water into wine at a wedding.

Jesus called 12 men to follow him and learn his ministry. These men were of low class, fishermen, but Jesus didn’t care. Jesus’s ministry consisted of two main functions, physical wonders and miraculous healings, and preaching, the normal stuff. Jesus also made the Jewish laws better, like you shall not kill anyone, but Jesus said, you shall not kill or think ill of someone.

Not everybody liked Jesus’s teachings though.  A few Jewish leaders didn’t like him changing their rules and telling them that they were falling short. They came up with a plan on how to get Jesus killed and on trial.

The Roman governor who was in charge of this case didn’t see anything wrong with Jesus’s preachings, but didn’t want to spoil his reputation and told the people do what you want with him. They crucified Jesus.

But, of course, Jesus came back alive three days after his death. His disciples who had been mourning, rejoiced and enjoyed every moment until 70 days later when God brought Jesus back to heaven.

As you can see, Jesus did many things in his life. He converted many people with his powerful preachings until his very last breath and 70 days later. I’m not a Christian but I respect Jesus Christ, the preacher of Christianity.

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Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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