What do we know about Jesus?

Getting Started

God detailed to His people who was coming to save them, how the Messiah would come, where the Messiah would come, when the Messiah would come, and why the Messiah would come so that they would anticipate Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, they did not recognize him. Fortunately, God has made a better way for us. “So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:28). He is the Lamb of God.

Something to consider: Jesus is God's answer to our sin problem.

Who & what is a messiah

God's answer to sin

Isaiah 11:2
John 14:6
1 Timothy 2:5
Luke 1:31-32

Jesus, the son of God

Matthew 14:33
Matthew 16:16
Matthew 27:54
Mark 3:11
Luke 1:35
John 1:34
John 3:16
John 3:18
John 5:25
John 9:35-37
John 10:36
John 20:31
Acts 8:37
Hebrews 4:14

Jesus, the redeemer of sin

Matthew 1:21
Mark 10:45
Luke 19:10
Galatians 4:4-5

Jesus, the one without sin

John 8:46
2 Corinthians 5:21
Hebrews 4:14-15
1 Peter 2:22
1 John 3:5

Jesus, the perfect sacrifice

1 Corinthians 5:7
Hebrews 9:26
1 Peter 1:18-19
John 14:6
Acts 4:12

Prophecies of the messiah

Descendant of Abraham

Genesis 12:3; 18:18  
Acts 3:25

Descendant of Jacob

Luke 3:34

From the tribe of Judah

Luke 3:33

Heir to the throne of David

Luke 1:32-33

Born in Bethlehem

Matthew 2:1

Born of a virgin

Matthew 1:18

The slaughter of innocent children

Jeremiah 31:15        

The flight to Egypt

Matthew 2:14-15

He shall be called a Nazarene

Judges 13:5              

The triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey

John 12:13-14

Betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver

Psalms 41:9
Mark 14:10              
Matt 26:14-15

The "seed of a woman"

Genesis 3:15            
Galatians 4:4

The betrayal money returned for a potter's field

Zechariah 11:13      
Matthew 27:6-7

The ascension into heaven

Zechariah 11:13      
Psalms 68:18, 24:3
Luke 24:50-51
Acts 1:11
Mark 16:19

At the right hand of God

Psalms 110:1
Hebrews 1:2-3

The way prepared by John the Baptist

Isaiah 40:3-5             John 1:23

Preceded by a forerunner

Malachi 3:1              
Luke 7:24-27

Preceded by Elijah

Malachi 4:5-6
Matthew 11:13-14

Declared the Son of God

Psalms 2:7
Matthew 3:17

A Galilean ministry

Isaiah 9:1-2
Matthew 4:13-16

Will speak in parables

Psalms 78:2-4
Matthew 13:34-35

A prophet

Deuteronomy 18:15
John 6:14
Acts 3:20-22

A priest after the Order of Melchizedek

Psalms 110:4

To bind up the brokenhearted

Isaiah 61:1-2
Luke 4:18-19

Rejected by his own people

Isaiah 53:3
John 1:11

Won't be believed

Isaiah 53:1
John 12:37

Adored by infants

Psalms 8:2
Matthew 21:15-16

Anointed & eternal

Psalms 45:6-7
Hebrews 1:8-12

Questions about the Messiah

Now that we've looked at a number of verses, we encourage you to explore these questions with your group or in a journal.

What does it mean?

Knowledge is good, but knowing how to act on that knowledge is better. Explore some of these questions about how our knowledge affects our lives.