How The Bible Describes Jesus

Jesus the Healer

The Bible presents Jesus as a healer who brings individuals back from physical and spiritual death. In the New Testament, Jesus brings a man back from death in Luke 8:49-55. He raises two sons of a widow from death just from his word alone in Luke 7:11-17 and another widow’s son from death through his touch in Luke 7:11-15. Jesus heals a man with leprosy just by speaking the words “Be clean” in Luke 5:12-14. He is described as the one who cures all kinds of diseases in Matthew 4:23-24 and is mentioned as the one who heals the sick and opens the eyes of the blind in Luke 7:21-22. He is also presented as someone who drives out evil spirits, with faith alone and divine conviction.

Jesus the Miracle Worker

The Bible places Jesus as a miracle worker, a figure with power over nature. According to the Gospels, Jesus performed miracles such as turning water into wine in John 2:1-11, feeding thousands of people with only five loaves of bread and two fishes in Matthew 14:15-21, and walking on water in Matthew 14:22-30. The New Testament also records Jesus’ healing of a paralyzed man in Matthew 9:1-8 and his healing a woman from her disabilities in Luke 13:10-17. The Bible further mentions Jesus’ heals as something extraordinary, which could not be achieved by people’s faith or any medical treatments.

Jesus the Preacher

Jesus is portrayed as a traveling preacher in the Bible. He journeys to different cities and towns to share the good news of the kingdom of God in the New Testament. Jesus preaches the love of God in the Sermon on the Mount, the most important of his teachings in the Gospel of Matthew 5:1-7:27. He instructs people with his parables and teachings where he emphasizes humility, love, and mercy. He delivers warnings to his audience​ and speaks of the consequences of their sins. Jesus calls people to repent, be baptized and live a life devoted to the mission of building God’s kingdom on Earth.

Jesus the Redeemer

The Bible refers to Jesus as the Redeemer, who rescues and frees people from their sins and from their punishment. Jesus presents himself as the Son of God and proclaims his mission to take away the sins of mankind for their spiritual freedom. He refers to his sacrifice on the cross at the Last Supper, in Luke 22:19-20. He speaks of the redemption for all of humanity, in John 3:16. The Bible presents Jesus’ death as an act of ultimate love, through which God will sinless and perfect from the state of sin, that unites it all as one.

Jesus the Creator

The Bible presents Jesus as the Creator and the originator of the universe, in John 1:1-14. He is recognized as the “Word”, who created the universe and all living creatures. According to the Bible, Jesus is the agent of re-creation, in which He will bring about the “new heavens and new earth”. The Bible also refers to Jesus’ creative acts as a sign, indicating the glory of the coming kingdom. In the Book of Colossians, He is the One in whom’s presence all things will be recreated, making all things new.

Jesus the Judge

The Bible presents Jesus as the judge, who is capable of judging people and separating the righteous from the unrighteous. Jesus speaks of his judgment in the Parable of the Sheep and Goats, in Matthew 25:31-46. He mentions that He will judge the living and the dead in his second coming, in Acts 10:42. The Bible further indicates that His judgment will be based on the character of the individuals. The righteous will be rewarded with an eternity of happiness with God while the wicked will be punished and separated from Him.

Jesus the Savior

The Bible portrays Jesus as the Savior, a figure of ultimate love, mercy, and compassion for humanity. He speaks of his mission to save the world from its sins in the Gospel of John, in John 3:16-17. The New Testament further presents Jesus’ agonizing death on the cross at Calvary. Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross gives salvation and liberation from sin to all those who follow Him. The Bible also mentions Jesus’s resurrection as a symbol of hope and redemption for humanity, in Luke 24:1-6.

Jesus the Messiah

The Bible presents Jesus as the Messiah, the One who was prophesied to come to the world to redeem humanity from sins and bring peace to the world. He was sent to the world to fulfill God’s promises to His people and the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. Jesus is recognized as the Messiah in the New Testament, in the Gospel of Mark 8:27-29. It further reveals that Jesus’s mission is to bring salvation and liberation to all nations and to bring God’s peace to the world.

Jesus the Son of God

The Bible refers to Jesus as the Son of God, born to a Virgin Mary, who was chosen by God to save humanity from its sins. He is recognized as the “Son of God” in the New Testament, in Matthew 3:16-17. Jesus speaks of His relationship with the Father and mentions that He is the source of eternal life with the Father in John 14:6. The Bible also mentions Jesus’ second coming, in which He will definitively defeat evil and establish the kingdom of God amongst all nations and mankind.

Marcos Reyna is a Christian author and speaker. He is dedicated to helping create disciples of Christ through spreading the power of the gospel to others. He has written several books and articles on a variety of theological topics, including matters of faith, worship, biblical studies, practical ethics, and social justice. A trained theologian and devotee of spiritual writing, Marcos has a mission to spread Christian love everywhere. He lives with his family in Nashville, TN where he spends his days encouraging others to seek Christ's grace in all things.

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