Lesson 3 – Jesus



A. Jesus is the Son of God.

More than two thousand years ago a man appeared on the scene of history. He was born into the world and grew up into manhood just like every other person, but this man was different to anyone else. He was no ordinary man.

A virgin conceived by the Holy Spirit to bring Him to birth. He was God Himself, coming to the earth in human form. He was the “ Son of God” (Luke 1:26-35) (see also John 1:1,14)

B. Jesus came to the world for a special purpose.

1. To rescue mankind from Satan’s power

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost” (Luke 19:10). See also Colossians 1:13.

2. To give His life as a ransom to buy us back

…”the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matt 20:28).

3. To destroy the works of Satan in our lives

“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.

“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (1John 3:8)

4. To give us eternal life

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1John 5:11,12). See also John 3:16-17 and John 10:10.

5. To give us New “Birth” into the Family of God (John 1:12). See also 1John 3:1-2.

6. To restore our Fellowship with God the Father (1John 1:3)

C. Jesus came to show us what God is like.

“If you really knew me (Jesus), you would know my father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him…Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father? (John 14:7-11). See also John 1:18.

1. He showed us God’s love

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him (1John 4:9-10). See also Romans 5:8.

2. He showed us God’s power

a. He healed the sick, the lame and the blind (Matt 4:24), See also John 9:1-7.

b. He cast out evil spirits. (Mark 1:34). See also Mark 5:1-17.

c. He performed miracles (Mark 4:37-41). See also John 6:1-21.

d. He raised the dead (John 11:43-44).

D. Jesus shared our sufferings in his life.

During His life on earth Jesus experience all the troubles of life that we face, and so understand how we feel.

See Heb 4:15, Matt 8:17.

E. Jesus died on the cross for us.

Wicked men took the Lord Jesus and executed Him by nailing Him to a wooden cross like a common criminal. He could have saved Himself, but He did not, for it was through His death on the Cross that God was going to save the world. Jesus died for us! (Read Mark 15:16-39, 1Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:5-6)

F. Jesus rose from the dead for us.

After Three days in the tomb God raised His Son from the dead! (Read Matthew 28). See also Eph.2:4-6, Rom. 6:4.

G. Jesus opened the door of heaven for us.

When His work on earth was completed, Jesus returned to Heaven to be with God, His Father. But this, too, was for us… for He opened the way into God’s presence for us, where we can live now and forever! (See Heb 10:19-22, John 14:1-3)

My Commitment

Today I acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God and that He came into the world to meet my great need of a Saviour. I will also tell others that He came to the world for them.