Jesus on Earth

There are specifics about Jesus' ministry that don't directly relate to the gospel, but do show His character. The better we know Jesus, the more His message resonates.

Day One: Jesus' Appearance
The Bible never gives any physical description of Christ. The closest thing we get to a description is in Isaiah 53:2b, "He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him." All this tells us is that Jesus' appearance was just like any other man's...
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For more, see: "Did Jesus have long hair?"

Day Two: Jesus and Children
Scripture records few instances of Jesus interacting with children, but in each one we see Jesus treat the children with kindness and love, therefore showing how much He values them...
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For more, see: "What does it mean that Jesus loves the little children?"

Day Three: Jesus and Baptism
The Bible does not record anyone being baptized by Jesus. John 4:12 records, "Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John—although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples"...
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Day Four: Jesus' Anger
When Jesus cleared the temple of the moneychangers and animal-sellers, He showed great emotion and anger. Jesus' emotion was described as "zeal" for God's house (John 2:17). His anger was pure and completely justified...
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Day Five: Jesus' Laughter
There has long been a notion that Jesus never laughed. Traditionally, paintings of Jesus have tended toward melancholy portrayals of a somber, glum Savior. It is true that Jesus became our Sin-bearer and that He "was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain"...
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Day Six: Jesus and Wealth
As the second person of the Trinity, Jesus is as rich as God is rich. Indeed, our Lord owns everything and possesses all power, authority, sovereignty, glory, honor, and majesty...
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For more, see: "Was Jesus Homeless?"

Day Seven: Jesus and Wine
There is only one group of people who are explicitly told in the Bible to never drink wine/alcohol, and that is the Nazirites. Jesus was not a Nazirite; He was a "Nazarene," a native of the town of Nazareth. Jesus never took the Nazirite vow...
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For more, see: "Did Jesus turn water into alcoholic wine?"

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Published 11-9-16