This page uses photos and short quotations from the Bible to portray some of the events in Christ’s life.
Christ is present at creation
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him (John 1:1-3; NLT).
The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favour with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High (Luke 1:30-32; NLT).
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.(This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria). All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He travelled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant (Luke 2:1-5; NLT).
Jesus is born in Bethlehem
She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them (Luke 2:7; NLT).
Shepherds visit him
They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger (Luke 2:16; NLT).
Wise men bring gifts
After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary his mother; and they fell to the ground and worshipped him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11; NLT).
Jesus is presented at the temple
When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (Luke 2:22; NIV).
The flight into Egypt
After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared toJoseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him” (Matthew 2:13; NLT).
In the temple at Jerusalem
Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions (Luke 2:46; NLT).
Learning practical skills in Nazareth
Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them (Luke 2:51; NLT).
Jesus calls his first disciples
Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed him (Matthew 4:18-20; NKJV).
He turns water into wine at Cana
This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him (John 2:11; NLT).
Jesus is baptised by John
After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy” (Matthew 3:16-17; NLT).
He is tempted in the desert
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil (Matthew 4:1; NLT).
Jesus walks on water
About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water (Matthew 14:25; NLT).
The calming of the storm
Touching his clothes to be healed
A woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe, for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment (Matthew 9:20-22; NLT).
The raising of Lazarus
Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave-clothes, his face wrapped in a head-cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” (John 11:43-4; NLT).
The cleansing of the temple
Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves” (Luke 19:45-6; NLT).
Washing Christ’s feet with tears
Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair (Luke 7:44; NLT).
The triumphal entry into Jerusalem
The last supper
As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And he said to them, “This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many (Mark 14:22-4; NLT).
The agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed (Matthew 26:36-7; NLT).
Jesus is betrayed and arrested
Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a crowd of men armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent by the leading priests and elders of the people. The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.” So Judas came straight to Jesus. “Greetings, Rabbi!” he exclaimed and gave him the kiss. Jesus said, “My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for.” Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him (Matthew 26:47-50; NLT).
Jesus carries his cross
Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (John 19:16-17; NIV).
He comforts his followers
A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women. But Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children” (Luke 23:27-8; NLT).
Simon helps him
A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the countryside just then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross (Mark 15:21; NLT).
Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross (Mark 15:24; NLT).
Jesus provides for his mother’s future
When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son” (John 19:26; NLT).
The death of Jesus
Pierced with a lance
The soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out (John 19:32-4; NLT).
His body is removed from the cross…
…and laid in a borrowed tomb
The empty tomb
Jesus appears to Mary
The road to Emmaus
That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them. But God kept them from recognising him (Luke 24:13-16; NLT).
He appears to Thomas and the disciples
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