Jesús fue descendiente de David y nació en Belén, la ciudad de David, mientras sus padres estaban en esa ciudad para participar en un censo romano.
Jesús fue concebido milagrosamente, y su nacimiento fue acompañado de apariciones angélicas, profecías, y otros sucesos sobrenaturales.
La familia de Jesús fue perseguida por Herodes, y escapó a Egipto. Después de la muerte de Herodes, la familia de Jesús se estableción en el pueblo de Nazaret.
El ministerio de Jesús fue precedido por el de Juan el Bautista. Juan fue pariente de Jesús, y el nacimiento de Juan había sido acompañada de varios sucesos sobrenaturales.
Muchas personas salieron para escuchar a Juan, y se preguntaban si Juan pudiera ser el Mesías.
Jesús fue bautizado por Juan el Bautista, y Juan testificó con respecto a Jesús.
John was imprisoned and executed by Herod Antipas. This cast a shadow of danger and risk over Jesus' ministry.
Jesus was led out to the wilderness for forty days and was tempted by Satan before he began his ministry.
Jesus began his ministry at about the age of thirty, and he traveled widely, preaching and teaching.
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Jesus performed many miracles, including exorcisms, the healing of various diseases, and nature miracles.
Jesus called disciples to follow him. He named twelve of them as his principal disciples. He also had an inner circle of three disciples, and a wider circle of seventy disciples.
He sent disciples out on at least two evangelistic and healing campaigns.
Jesus was an enigmatic person and was misunderstood by his disciples and many others. Jesus' disciples also exhibited many other mistakes and failures.
Jesus was willing to associate with a wide variety of people, from Pharisees and synagogue leaders to tax collectors, sinners and prostitutes.
Jesus appears to have ministered primarily in Galilee, and made occasional trips to Jerusalem. The focus of Jesus' ministry was to Jewish people, but he occasionally made forays into Samaritan and Gentile regions.
Jesus' ministry was so popular that crowds followed him everywhere and often made his life difficult.
Jesus' ministry was financially supported by various women.
Jesus prayed, often in solitary places, and attended synagogue worship services.
Jesus was transfigured on a mountain in the presence of his three most intimate disciples, and was visited by Moses and Elijah during his transfiguration.
Various groups of Jewish religious leaders criticized Jesus, unsuccessfully set questions to try to trap him in his own words, and finally plotted to have him killed.
Opposition to Jesus centered around his activities on the Sabbath, his laxity regarding ritual purity, his association with persons of ill repute, his statements and actions regarding the Jerusalem temple, and the envy created by his popularity.
Jesus predicted numerous times that he would die and rise again. He also predicted Judas' betrayal and Peter's denials.
Jesus' ministry spanned three Passovers.
Jesus arrived to Jerusalem the week before his death. The crowds on their way to Jerusalem shouted and proclaimed him king. In Bethany, he was anointed by Mary the sister of Martha with expensive perfumes.
Jesus disrupted the money changers at the temple in an angry protest, taught each day at the temple, and debated heatedly with the various groups of religious leaders.
Each afternoon Jesus retired to Bethany / the Mount of Olives. One evening while there, he spoke at length with his disciples about eschatology. Jesus prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple on this and other occasions.
Judas betrayed Jesus to the religious leaders for money. Judas later took his own life out of remorse.
Jesus spent his last night with his disciples in an 'upper room.' He washed their feet, celebrated the Passover / the Lord's supper with them, and dialogued with them about his imminent departure.
Jesus was arrested at night in the garden of Gethsemane. His disciples abandoned him. Simon Peter followed all the way to the court of the high priest, but eventually denied Jesus three times when questioned by various people.
Jesus was interrogated the same night by the Jewish leading council, then handed over to Roman governor Pontius Pilate in the morning. Pilate attempted in numerous ways to avoid dealing with Jesus' case, including sending Jesus to Herod Antipas, but ultimately gave in to the crowds' pressure to have Jesus crucified.
Jesus was crucified between two criminals on a hill outside of Jerusalem. He was mocked by the soldiers, by passersby, by Pilate's sarcastic sign, and by one of the criminals.
When Jesus died, the sky went dark, the temple veil was mysteriously torn, and dead people came out of their graves.
Jesus' body was laid in the tomb of Joseph, a member of the Jewish council.
Jesus rose from the dead, appeared numerous times to many of his disciples over the course of forty days, and ascended to heaven.