is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection
are God's saving act for humanity.
The name "Jesus" derives from a Hebrew word
meaning "the lord saves." The title "Christ,"
or in Hebrew "messiah," means "anointed." He
was born in Bethlehem,
about 6-4 B.C., to Mary
and Joseph who was
a descendant of David.
His early life was spent in Nazareth
Jesus was baptized by John
the Baptist, and then began a ministry of
teaching and working miracles. He lived for
a time in Capernaum
in Galilee. Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem
under Pontius Pilate
about A.D. 30. He rose from the dead on the
third day and appeared to his disciples.
For the different accounts of Jesus' life see