The Mission of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the greatest Being to be born on this earth—our perfect example. He is Lord of lords, the Creator, our Savior, and He came to earth so that we could live with God again.

Son of God

Jesus is the firstborn of God the Father in the spirit and is the only child of God in the flesh. His mortal mother, Mary, carried Him before He was born and raised Him while He was on earth. His mission was decided before the world was created.

Jesus’s miracles convinced many that He was a prophet, but He was much more than that. When He asked His disciples, “Whom say ye that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:15-16).


Jesus was the greatest teacher to ever live, and He still teaches us today. At age 12, Jesus was found teaching doctors in the temple (see Luke 2:46). They were astonished at His knowledge. Jesus went on to teach great sermons throughout His life.

Jesus taught that all people “might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). It is by faith in Jesus and obedience to His teachings that we may live with God again.    

Jesus Christ explains His mission to his disciples at the Mount of Olives outside Jerusalem


Jesus lived a perfect life—free from sin—and provided a perfect example for us to live by. All religious things should be done in His holy name.

Jesus did not need baptism to wash away any sins. But He did to show us that baptism is required by all “to fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15). 

Jesus is also the perfect example of love. In His life on earth He cared for the poor, He healed lepers (see Luke 17:12-19), and He never turned away little children (see Matthew 19:13-14). His love is endless and available to all who need it.

Jesus taught that we must forgive. Even as He died on the cross, Jesus forgave the people who killed Him.


The Hebrew name for Jesus is Jeshua, meaning “Savior.” Jesus fulfilled His role as Savior through His willing sacrifice and Resurrection.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus felt the weight of every sin and pain known to humankind. Jesus suffered for every sin for every person who has ever lived.

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