"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer


Everyone has a different idea about who Jesus was. Some believe He was a good and moral teacher. Others think He was a prophet. Still others believe He was a street magician of some sort, a great deceiver.

Let's start at the beginning:

Bethlehem was an insignificant city. We only remember her name because of a child born in a dirty barn next to animals.

The child’s mother was a scared teenage girl, written off as a loose woman. It was in these humble conditions that Scripture teaches God became flesh. The baby’s parents called Him Jesus, which means “God is salvation.”

Jesus grew up in Nazareth in Galilee. People in the surrounding area often joked, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” It was a blue-collar town on the wrong side of the tracks. Jesus spent His early life in Galilee swinging a hammer as a carpenter. He never held a political office. He never wrote a book. He never married. He never attended college.

When Jesus turned 30, everything changed. Jesus began to travel and minister to people. Great crowds began following Him. No one had ever spoken like Him before. He preached and taught and performed miracles.

Religious people hated Him because He set people free from the religious banter and rituals of the day. They killed Jesus when He was 33. He died homeless and poor.

Three years of public life is all Jesus had on His resume. Yet no human has ever accomplished so much in any amount of time. The influence of Jesus has changed our world. We even divide history by His life—BC and AD. More songs have been written about Him, more art commissioned of Him, more books written about Him, and more buildings built in honor of Him than any other person who has ever lived.