Jesus: From Genesis to Revelation

The Bible, from cover to cover, answers the question,
“Who is this Jesus?”

In the Old Testament:

– In Genesis, He is the Creator God.

– In Exodus, He is the Redeemer.

– In Leviticus, He is your sanctification.

– In Numbers, He is your guide.

– In Deuteronomy, He is your teacher.

– In Joshua, He is the mighty conqueror.

– In Judges, He gives victory over enemies.

– In Ruth, He is your kinsman, your lover, your redeemer.

– In I Samuel, He is the root of Jesse.

– In 2 Samuel, He is the Son of David.

– In 1 Kings and 2 Kings, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

– In 1st and 2nd Chronicles, He is your intercessor and High Priest.

– In Ezra, He is your temple, your house of worship.

– In Nehemiah, He is your mighty wall, protecting you from your enemies.

– In Esther, He stands in the gap to deliver you from your enemies.

– In Job, He is the arbitrator who not only understands your struggles, but has the power to do something about them.

– In Psalms, He is your song–and your reason to sing.

– In Proverbs, He is your wisdom, helping you make sense of life and live it successfully.

– In Ecclesiastes, He is your purpose, delivering you from vanity..

– In the Song of Solomon, He is your lover, your Rose of Sharon.

– In Isaiah, He is the mighty counselor, the prince of peace, the everlasting father, and more. He’s everything you need.

– In Jeremiah, He is your balm of Gilead, the soothing salve for your sin-sick soul.

– In Lamentations, He is the ever-faithful one upon whom you can depend.

– In Ezekiel, He is your wheel in the middle of a wheel–the one who assures that dry, dead bones will come alive again.

– In Daniel, He is the ancient of days, the ever- lasting God who never runs out of time.

– In Hosea, He is your faithful lover, always beckoning you to come back–even when you have abandoned Him.

– In Joel, He is your refuge, keeping you safe in times of trouble.

– In Amos, He is the husbandman, the one you can depend on to stay by your side.

– In Obadiah, He is Lord of the Kingdom.

– In Jonah, He is your salvation, bringing you back within His will.

– In Micah, He is judge of the nation.

– In Nahum, He is the jealous God.

– In Habakkuk, He is the Holy One.

– In Zephaniah, He is the witness.

– In Haggai, He overthrows the enemies.

– In Zechariah, He is Lord of Hosts.

– In Malachi, He is the messenger of the covenant.

In the New Testament:

– In Matthew, He is king of the Jews.

– In Mark, He is the servant.

– In Luke, He is the Son of Man, feeling what you feel.

– In John, He is the Son of God.

– In Acts, He is Savior of the world.

– In Romans, He is the righteousness of God.

– In I Corinthians, He is the rock that followed Israel.

– In II Corinthians, He the triumphant one, giving victory.

– In Galatians, He is your liberty; He sets you free.

– In Ephesians, He is head of the Church.

– In Philippians, He is your joy.

– In Colossians, He is your completeness.

– In I Thessalonians, He is your hope.

– In II Thessalonians, He is your glory.

– In I Timothy, He is your faith.

– In II Timothy, He is your stability.

– In Titus He is your reason for serving.

– In Philemon, He is your benefactor.

– In Hebrews, He is your perfection.

– In James, He is the power behind your faith.

– In I Peter, He is your example.

– In II Peter, He is your purity.

– In I John, He is your life.

– In II John, He is your pattern.

– In III John, He is your motivation.

– In Jude, He is the foundation of your faith.

– In Revelation, He is your coming King.

100 Things You May Not Know About Jesus

Claims Jesus Made

1) Jesus claimed to be God – John 8:24,8:56-59 (Compare with Exodus 3:14); John 10:30-33

2) Jesus said, “I AM the Bread of Life” – John 6:35,41,48,51

3) Jesus said, “I AM the Door” – John 10:7,9

4) Jesus said, “I AM the Good Shepherd” – John 10:11,14

5) Jesus said, “I AM the Way the Truth and The Life” – John 14:6

6) Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world” – John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46; Luke 2:32

7) Jesus said, “I AM the True Vine” – John 15:1,5

8) Jesus said, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” – John 11:25

9) Jesus said, “I AM the First and the Last” – Revelation 1:17; 2:8; 22:13

Titles Jesus Holds

10) Jesus is the Rock – 1 Cor. 10:4

11) Jesus is the Savior – John 4:42; 1 John 4:14

12) Jesus is King – Matt. 2:1-6; Luke 23:3

13) Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith – Heb. 12:2

14) Jesus is the High Priest of our confession – Heb. 1:3

15) Jesus is the light anf the glory – Luke 2:32

Actions Jesus Took

16) Jesus created all things – John 1:3; Col. 1:15-17

17) Jesus indwells us – Col. 1:27

18) Jesus sanctifies – Heb. 2:11

19) Jesus loves – Eph. 5:25

20) Jesus offered up Himself – Heb. 7:27; 9:14

21) Jesus offered one sacrifice for sins for all time – Heb. 10:12

22) Jesus draws all men to Himself – John 12:32

23) Jesus forgives sins – Matt. 9:1-7; Luke 5:20; 7:48

24) Jesus always lives to make intercession for us – Heb. 7:25

25) Jesus cleanses from sin – 1 John 1:9

26) Jesus manifests Himself to us – John 14:21

27) Jesus gives eternal life – John 10:28; 5:40

28) Jesus gives joy – John 15:11

29) Jesus gives peace – John 14:27

30) Jesus died for us – 1 Thess. 5:10

31) Jesus tasted death for everyone – Heb. 2:9

32) Jesus rendered the devil powerless – Heb. 2:14

33) Jesus makes many righteous – Rom. 5:19

34) Jesus died and rose again – 1 Thess. 4:14

35) Jesus resurrects – John 5:39; 6:40,44,54; 11:25-26

36) We sin against Jesus – 1 Cor. 8:12

37) Jesus cleanses us from our sins by His blood – Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9

38) We come to Jesus – John 5:50; 6:35,37,45,65; 7:37;

39) We receive Jesus – John 1:12; Col. 2:6

40) Jesus sends the Holy Spirit – John 15:26

41) Jesus has given us understanding – 1 John 5:20

42) In Jesus we have been made complete – Col. 2:10

43) Jesus received honor and glory from the Father – 2 Pet. 1:17

Attributes Jesus Holds

44) Jesus is omnipresent – Matt. 28:20

45) Jesus is eternal – John 1:1,14; Rev 22:13

46) Jesus has authority – Matt. 28:18; John 5:26-27; 17:2; 3:35

47) Jesus is before all things – Col. 1:17

48) Jesus is honored the same as the Father – John 5:23

49) Jesus is prayed to – Acts 7:55-60

50) Jesus is worshipped – Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6

51) Jesus is called God – John 1:1,14; 20:28; Col. 2:9; Titus 2:13

52) Jesus judges – John 5:22,27

53) Jesus knows all things – John 16:30

54) Truth is in Jesus – Eph. 4:21

55) In Jesus are the treasures of wisdom and knowledge – Col. 2:2-3

56) Jesus is the image of the invisible God – Heb. 1:3

The Mission Jesus Undertook

57) Jesus was a ransom for many and to serve – Matt. 20:28

58) Jesus came to be a high priest – Heb. 2:17

59) Jesus came to save – John 3:17; Luke 19:10

60) Jesus came to preach the kingdom of God – Luke 4:43

61) Jesus came to bring division – Luke 12:51

62) Jesus came to do the will of the Father – John 6:38

63) Jesus came to give the Father’s words – John 17:8

64) Jesus came to testify to the truth – John 18:37

65) Jesus came to die and destroy Satan’s power – Heb. 2:14

66) Jesus came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets – Matt. 5:17

67) Jesus came to give life – John 10:10,28

68) Jesus came to taste death for everyone – Heb. 2:9

69) Jesus came to proclaim freedom for believers – Luke 4:18

70) Jesus reveals grace and truth – John 1:17 see John 6:45

71) Jesus reveals the Father – Matt. 11:27; Luke 10:22

72) Jesus has explained the Father – John 1:18

73) Jesus was crucified because of weakness – 2 Cor. 13:4

74) Jesus has overcome the world – John 16:33

75) Jesus is our only mediator between God and ourselves – 1 Tim. 2:5

76) The fruit of righteousness comes through Jesus Christ – Phil. 1:11
 

Promises Jesus Made

77) Jesus is with us always – Matt. 28:20

78) Jesus is the guarantee of a better covenant – Heb. 7:22; 8:6

79) Jesus is preparing a place for us in heaven – John 14:1-4

80) Jesus abides forever – Heb. 7:24

81) Everyone who’s heard & learned from the Father comes to Jesus – John 6:45

82) Jesus saves forever – Matt. 18:11; John 10:28; Heb. 7:25

83) The Christian dead have fallen asleep in Jesus – 1 Thess. 4:15

84) Jesus delivers us from the wrath to come – 1 Thess. 1:10

85) Jesus is able to save completely – Heb. 7:25

86) Jesus opens the mind to understand scripture – Luke 24:45
 

Witnesses Of Jesus

87) Jesus bears witness of Himself – John 8:18; 14:6

88) Jesus’ works bear witness of Himself – John 5:36; 10:25

89) The Father bears witness of Jesus – John 5:37; 8:18; 1 John 5:9

90) The Holy Spirit bears witness of Jesus – John 15:26

91) The multitudes bear witness of Jesus – John 12:17

92) The Prophets bear witness of Jesus – Acts 10:43

93) The Scriptures bear witness of Jesus – John 5:39

94) The Father will honor us if we serve Jesus – John 12:26 see Col. 3:24

95) The Father wants us to fellowship with Jesus – 1 Cor. 1:9

96) The Father tells us to listen to Jesus – Luke 9:35; Matt. 17:5

97) The Father tells us to come to Jesus – John 6:45

98) The Father draws us to Jesus – John 6:44

99) Disciples bear witness of Jesus Christ – John 15:27

100) The Law leads us to Christ – Gal. 3:24

The ABCs of Christianity

Admit, Believe, Consider, Do…the ABCD’s of Christianity.

A

There is something to Admit

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23

Christians are people who admit that they are weaker, guiltier, and more sinful than they would have ever dared admit.

By nature and by choice we are not in a relationship with God — even though it is for such a relationship that we were created.

And that at the root our lives are self-centered rather than God-Centered, and that we are helpless to break this pattern without the power of God.

B

There is something to Believe

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9

Christians are people who believe that God loves us so much that he sent his only Son to earth to become a man, Jesus Christ, and that Jesus died on the cross as our substitute and was raised from the dead in order to offer us complete forgiveness.

Through Christ, we are more loved, valued and accepted by God than we would have ever dared imagine.

C

There is something to Consider

“Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” – 2 Tim 3:12

Christians are people who are not naïve, but who have counted the cost of following Jesus.

Being a Christian involves acknowledging Jesus’ authority and lordship in every area of life, welcoming his work to change us from the inside out, and rejoicing to spend time with him and with his followers in the life of the church.

D

There is something to Do

“The man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.” – Romans 4:5

Christians are people who have received Christ as Savior and Lord by self-consciously turning from sin, self-centeredness, and self-righteousness (the Bible calls this “repentance“) and trusting in Jesus alone for forgiveness and acceptance by God (the Bible calls this “trusting faith”).

– Jules Grisham

Bible Verses for Peace and Comfort

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
(Ps 46:1)

Abraham did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. (Rom 4:20-21)

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Ps 23)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (Jhn 14.27)

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God. (Ps 42:11)

Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this. (Ps 37:1-5)

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. (Ps 119.50)

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matt 6:33)

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Ps 73:25-26)

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (Jhn 16.33)

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. (Isa. 26:3)

The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thes 3:3)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:6-7)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Pet 5.6-7)

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Ps 147:3)

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. (Eph 3:16-17)

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. (2 Thes 3:5)

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thes 2:16-17)

May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. (2 Thes 3:16)

10 Things That Happen After We Die

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 tells us that when Christians are absent from the body they are present with the Lord. Here’s a list of ten things the Bible says happens to Christians after they die.

1) We Are Received By Christ

Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. (Acts 7:59)

2) We Are Escorted By Angels To Heaven

So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. (Luke 16:22)

3) We Are Greeted By Christ

Stephen, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” (Acts 7:55-56)

4) We Enter Into The Joy Of The Lord

Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. (Matthew 25:21)

5) We Are No Longer Under The Curse

No longer will there be any curse (Revelation 22:3)

6) We Become Like Christ

Dear friends, now we are children of God and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him. (1 John 3:2)

7) We Dwell With God

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. (Revelation 21:4)

8) We No Longer Suffer

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

9) We Serve God

The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.” (Revelation 22:3)

10) Will Are With The Lord Forever

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Your Guide To The New Testament

A brief summary of each book of the New Testament along with links to read the books and Thru The Bible’s study notes and outlines.

Matthew

Summary: Jesus the Son of God and Lord according to Old Testament promise.

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Mark

Summary: Jesus is the Savior who meets Man’s needs.

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Luke

Summary: The Son of Man in His service to the world. The world’s Savior.

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John

Summary: The deity and moral perfection of the Son of God.

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Acts

Summary: What Christ continued to do and to teach by His Spirit in the Apostles. How the Church was gathered and built. The Progress of the Kingdom.

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Romans

Summary: How Man can be Justified before God.

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1 Corinthians

Summary: Church order and discipline. Our relationship to each other in the Church.

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2 Corinthians

Summary: Christian ministry in different circumstances. Our relationship to the world.

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Galatians

Summary: Christian blessing and liberty compared to the Law.

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Ephesians

Summary: Christ and His Church

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Philippians

Summary: Christian joy in all circumstances.

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Colossians

Summary: Christ as the Church’s Head.

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1 Thessalonians

Summary: Christ coming to and for the Church.

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2 Thessalonians

Summary: Christ coming with His Saints. The Eternal Judgment of Unbelievers.

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1 Timothy

Summary: Church order according to God.

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2 Timothy

Summary: Church disorder.

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Titus

Summary: Christian Qualification for the ministry and godly conduct.

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Philemon

Summary: Christian Love.

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Hebrews

Summary: Christ our Priest, Sacrifice, and Witness.

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James

Summary: Christianity lived out.

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1 Peter

Summary: Christian hope in times of trial.

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2 Peter

Summary: Knowledge of Christ

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1 John

Summary: Believe on the name of the Son of God.

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2 John

Summary: Christ the Truth and guarding against heresy.

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3 John

Summary: Christian Hospitality to the saints

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Jude

Summary: Apostasy traced down to the Last Days.

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Revelation

Summary: Things to Come.

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Faith vs Unbelief

– Faith believes the Word of God; but unbelief questions it (Psa 106:24).

– Faith holds fast to a promise of God to help; but unbelief says, “How can these things be?” (Rom 4:19-21; 2 Kings 7:2; John 3:11,12).

– Faith will make you see love in the heart of Christ; but unbelief will imagine wrath in his heart (Matt 15:22,28; Num 13; 2 Chron 14:3).

– Faith will give comfort in the midst of fears; but unbelief causes fears in the midst of comfort (2 Chron 20:20,21; Matt 8:26; Luke 24:26,27).

– Faith will suck sweetness out of God’s rod; but unbelief can find no comfort in his greatest mercies (Psa 23:4; Num 21).

– Faith makes great burdens light; but unbelief makes light ones heavy (2 Cor 4:1; 14-18; Mal 1:12,13).

– Faith helps us when we are down; but unbelief throws us down when we are up (Micah 7:8-10; Heb 4:11).

– Faith brings us near to God when we are far from him; but unbelief puts us far from God when we are near to him (Heb 10:22; 3:12,13).

– Where faith reigns, it declares men to be the friends of God; but where unbelief reigns, it declares them to be his enemies (John 3:23; Heb 3:18; Rev 21:8).

– Faith puts a man under grace; but unbelief holds him under wrath (Rom 3:24-26; 14:6; Eph 2:8; John 3:36; 1 John 5:10; Heb 3:17; Mark 16:16).

– Faith purifies the heart; but unbelief keeps it polluted and impure (Acts 15:9; Titus 1:15,16).

– By faith, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us; but by unbelief, we are shut up under the law to perish (Rom 4:23,24; 11:32; Gal 3:23).

– Faith makes our work acceptable to God through Christ; but work done in unbelief is sin. For without faith it is impossible to please him (Heb 11:4; Rom 14:23; Heb 6:6).

– Faith gives us peace and comfort in our souls; but unbelief works trouble and trial, like the restless waves of the sea (Rom 5:1; James 1:6).

– Faith makes us to see preciousness in Christ; but unbelief sees no form, beauty, or comeliness in him (1 Peter 2:7; Isa 53:2,3).

– By faith we have our life in Christ’s fullness; but by unbelief we starve and pine away (Gal 2:20).

– Faith gives us the victory over the law, sin, death, the devil, and all evils; but unbelief lays us obnoxious to them all (1 John 5:4,5; Luke 12:46).

– Faith will show us more excellence in things not seen, than in them that are; but unbelief sees more in things that are seen, than in things that will be hereafter;. (2 Cor 4:18; Heb 11:24-27; 1 Cor 15:32).

– Faith makes the ways of God pleasant and admirable; but unbelief makes them heavy and hard (Gal 5:6; 1 Cor 12:10,11; John 6:60; Psa 2:3).

– By faith Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob possessed the land of promise; but because of unbelief, neither Aaron, nor Moses, nor Miriam could get there (Heb 11:9; 3:19).

– By faith the children of Israel passed through the Red Sea; but by unbelief the generality of them perished in the wilderness (Heb 11:29; Jude 5).

– By faith Gideon did more with three hundred men, and a few empty pitchers, than all the twelve tribes could do, because they believed not God (Judg 7:16-22; Num 14:11,14).

– By faith Peter walked on the water; but by unbelief he began to sink (Matt 14:28-30).

– John Bunyan