Given that December is the month we seem to think about Jesus more, it’s only fitting that we feature Jesus as our Bible hero. He is more than a hero—He’s our Saviour, and He lives today. That means that unlike others we have featured in KidsView over the past year, we can talk to this “hero” anytime we want, and can receive His guidance and comfort whenever we need Him. Talk about the best gift! Read on to learn some facts about Jesus that you may or may not have known.
Jesus’ name was given to Mary from an angel. Read Luke 1:28-31.
Jesus probably wasn’t born on December 25. Many scholars doubt that the shepherds would be out with their sheep during the coldest time of the year.
The Bible books of Matthew and Luke tell the story of Jesus on earth, but they focus on different aspects of His life.
Jesus’ earthly family tree had some people who didn’t always make the best choices (just like us!). Read your Bible to discover the stories of Jacob, Judah, Rahab, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, and Abijah (all related to Jesus).
Jesus wasn’t an only child. In fact, he had several step-siblings. Read Matt. 13:55, 56.
Jesus learned to be a carpenter from His earthly father, Joseph. When He began His ministry and returned to His hometown, His neighbors remembered Him as a carpenter. Read about that in Mark 6:3.
Jesus was probably ordinary looking. Not a lot about Jesus’ physical appearance is recorded in the Bible. But you can read what Isaiah prophesied about Him in Isa. 53:2.
Jesus started His ministry when He was about 30 years old. His very first miracle was at a wedding feast in Cana. Do you remember what He did? Read John 2:1- 11.
Like many of us, Jesus needed time alone to pray and recharge Himself. You can read about that in Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:12, 35; 14:32; and Luke 6:12, 13; 9:18.
Jesus was a passionate Savior who showed His emotions. Can you think of times He did? Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all have examples!
There are many wonderful things to learn about Jesus and His ministry on earth. Read the four Gospels listed above to discover all you can about Him. You will enjoy getting to know Him better!