Jesus was born of a virgin, so his life started out far from ordinary and continued in this same vein. Rather than growing to be proud because of his heavenly origin, Jesus Christ, who is the professed son of God, lived a fairly brief earthly life filled with humility.
He was a friend to all, but his preferred crowd appeared to be those who were marked as social pariahs like tax collectors and even a prostitute. He took pity on the poor, healed the sick, and restored persons with disabilities. His miracles ranged from feeding a multitude with one little boy's lunch to walking on water.
Throughout his life, Jesus' main priority was doing the work of God, his father and teaching people of the freedom that could be found in this altruistic lifestyle. From a very tender age, he sat with elders dissecting the sacred scriptures, which had all pointed to his coming.
Despite many prophecies of the Messiah that were known to the Jews, most of them still denied him. Long after his cruel, undeserved betrayal and death, his ministry continued with his apostles such as Paul and John who famously wrote many of the books present in the New Testament.
We've really just brushed the surface when it comes to Jesus' life. Do you know the details? Do you know who betrayed him? Do you know his parents' names? Find out just how much you paid attention during Sunday's church service in this quiz!