Jesus was born in a small rural town into a working–class family, to a teenage virgin mum and lived a relatively quiet life until the age of thirty. For the next three years Jesus performed miracles, taught the crowds, and proclaimed that he was God's promised Saviour. In fulfillment of God's plan, Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross, and on the third day, Jesus rose from death and appeared to hundreds before returning to God.
Jesus arrived on the stage of human history on a mission - to reconcile men and women to God. He died on the cross as our substitute and bore our sins for us so that we could be reconciled to God. Jesus’ resurrection proves that his mission was victorious and that there is nothing standing in the way for us to be reconciled to God.
Throughout His ministry, Jesus preached a consistent message. Jesus proclaimed that true life consisted in following him. Jesus called people to trust in him so that they might be reconciled to God and receive eternal life. Jesus promised his followers abundant joy, the help of the Holy Spirit and reconciliation with God the Father. Jesus also commissioned his followers to continue His mission in sacrificially serving the world and proclaiming God's love until his return.
To fulfil the Great Commission!
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)