Bible Study Outline on Jesus Christ
Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ is the son of God. He is fully God and man. His ministry during his lifetime on earth was recorded in the four gospels.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. (John 14:6-7 KJV)
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Timothy 2:5 KJV)
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Corinthians 8:6 KJV)
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, (Isaiah 46:9 KJV)
Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:1 KJV)
The Birth of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ came from the family line of David. Jesus Christ was born through the holy conception of the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary. At that time, Mary was betrothed to Joseph.
Joseph was afraid of taking her as his wife and wanted to call off the wedding quietly because he was a good man. However, the angel Gabriel appeared in Joseph’s dream at night and instructed him to take Mary as his wife. Joseph did not sleep with Mary until she gave birth to Jesus Christ.
Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ at a stable because the inn was full at that time. She happened to give birth when they were at Bethlehem to register because Caesar Augustus had issued a decree for a census. There were a number a shepherds nearby the field where they watched over the flock. Suddenly, a host of angels appeared and reported the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. After that, the shepherds rushed off to the stable where Mar, Joseph and the baby were. They saw baby Jesus lying in the manges.
There were also 3 magi that followed the star and arrived at the stable. On the way, they met King Herod, who told them to come back to his palace and tell him the whereabout of the baby Jesus so that he too can go to worship him. Actually, King Herod asked them this favor because he intended to kill him as he was fearful that the baby will be king.
The Boy Jesus Christ Stayed Behind in the Temple
Every year, Jesus’ parents would go to Jerusalem to celebrrate the Passover. When Jesus Christ was 12 years old, his parents went up to Jerusalem as usual. However, he did not follow them when it was time to return home. Instead, he stayed back at the temple and debate with the teachers, listening and asking them questions. Everyone was amazed at his understanding.
When Joseph and Mary disovered that Jesus was not among them, they were worried and turned back to search for him. Mary admonished him after finding him at the temple. Jesus answered “How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49 KJV) However, from that time onward, he listened to his parents and do everything they said said.
The Baptism of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist when he was about 30 years old. Immediately after he was baptized, the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descended upon him. There was a voice that came from the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son: hear him.” (Luke 9:35 KJV)
The Temptation of Jesus Christ in the Wilderness
The Holy Spirit led Jesus Christ to be tempted in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights. During the 40 days, Jesus Christ did not eat or drink anything. At the end of the 40 days, the devil came to tempt him. For three times, Jesus Christ used the word of God to defend himself. Then, the devil left and angels came to attend him.
Jesus Performed Many Miracles
Jesus Christ had performed many miracles during his ministry. If you want to receive miracle or get your prayer answered, you must always have faith in Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 11:6 KJV, but without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
When he teach the common people, he often use parables so that only those that have God’s wisdom can understand what he said. In Matthew 11:15 KJV, he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Each parable has a meaning. Through the new covenant, Jesus teachings were established as the laws that Christians should follow.
However, that does not mean that there is no need to follow the Old Testament commandments anymore. Christians are still require to observe the moral laws in the Old Testament.
The Arrest of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ was arrested by the Roman soldiers because one of his 12 disciples, Judas Iscariot betrayed him. Judas Iscariot, who always stold money from the treasury entrusted to him, sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. This happened so that the word of God can be fulfilled and Jesus Christ’s blood can be used as atonement for the sins of the whole world. Judas Iscariot tried to commit suicide by hanging himself on the tree. However, he fell headlong on the ground and his intestines spilled out after dropping from the tree.
In Acts 1:18 KJV, Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Jesus was crucified at a place called Golgotha. Before he died, he cried out, “It is finished.” (John 19:30 KJV), meaning he had finished his mission in dying on the cross for our sins. Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the 3rd day. Jesus appeared to many people after his resurrected before he ascended into heaven and sit at the right hand side of God’s throne.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7 KJV)
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5 KJV)
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14 KJV)
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:11 KJV)
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (Acts 20:28 KJV)
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Hebrews 9:12 KJV)