Jesus is God's Son who died for sin, came back to life, and is the only way to heaven.

Jesus is God the Son. Like God the Father, Jesus has always existed. About 2,000 years ago, God sent His Son from heaven to earth as a man. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Like other children, Jesus learned to talk and read and help His parents. But Jesus was different too: He never did anything wrong. He never had bad thoughts or bad attitudes or bad actions. He was not only man but also perfect, holy God.

Jesus proved He was God by the miracles He did. He made blind people see, lame people walk, and sick people better. He calmed a storm. Once, Jesus gave food to thousands of people with just two fish and five loaves of bread. Jesus loved people. He taught people about God and blessed children. Some people became Jesus' followers.

But other people hated Jesus. They didn't believe that Jesus was God's Son and that He was the only way to God the Father. They nailed Jesus to a cross to kill Him. But why did God let Jesus be hurt and killed? Because Jesus' death was God's plan. You see, the punishment for our sin (bad things we do) is death. Since Jesus was perfect, only He could die to take the punishment for the sins of those who trust Him.

God showed that Jesus' death paid for sin by raising Jesus from the dead. After appearing to many people, Jesus went back to heaven. He still sits in heaven with God the Father. One day He is coming back to earth to make all things right. Those who reject Jesus must be separated from Him in a terrible place. But those who trust Jesus will live with Him forever. Find out how to turn from sin and trust Jesus—click here!

Bible Truth

“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life” (John 3:16).

“Christ died for sins once and for all time. The One who did what is right died for those who don’t do right. He died to bring you to God. His body was put to death. But the Holy Spirit brought him back to life.” (1 Peter 3:18).

“Christ [Jesus] is the exact likeness of God, who can’t be seen. He is first, and he is over all of creation. All things were created by him. He created everything in heaven and on earth. He created everything that can be seen and everything that can’t be seen. He created kings, powers, rulers and authorities. Everything was created by him and for him. Before anything was created, he was already there. He holds everything together” (Colossians 1:15–17).



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