This post, written about a year ago, is by far this blog’s most frequently viewed entry. Since it seems to be of interest and many of you were not reading Connecting Dots to God a year ago, here it is again. May we all seek the real Jesus this Advent season!
Who is this Jesus we celebrate at Christmas? That may seem like a silly question, for most of us know the story of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, but the identity of Jesus Christ has always been a matter of controversy.
Jesus himself asked his disciples, “Who do people say I am?” (Mark 8:27) Apparently it was an open question even when Jesus walked the earth.
Historically, according to the Bible, he was a Jew from the line of David born in Bethlehem to a young virgin named Mary. He worked with his father, Joseph, as a carpenter until at the age of 30 he began a three-year ministry of “preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness” (Matthew 9:35).
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