Jesus is at the centre of God’s plan of salvation. He is God’s Son, but he had a human mother, relating him to us. In his work as a servant, and by giving up his life, he offered us a way to come closer to God. We read about this in Galatians 4:4-7.
Before his death, Jesus was significantly tempted to do evil, but resisted. He knows how we feel when we want to do wrong before God. This helps him speak to God on behalf of each believer who trusts in his work. Hebrews 4:14-16 explains this.
The Gospels tell us how Jesus was tortured and killed at the demand of his people, the Jews. The Roman method of crucifixion was used. Through his complete life of service, Jesus had become a perfect sacrifice. This is recorded in Hebrews 9:28.
After three days, Jesus was raised from the dead by God. He was given immortality. A little later, he departed from his followers so that he could go to heaven. Faith in the Gospel message has continued ever since.
Jesus will soon return to earth again.
“For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again”
– from Romans 6:9 (NIV).