Preview-A Portrait of Jesus

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and

High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus (Hebrews 3:1).

In all of recorded history there has never been anyone who has had nearly as much impact as Jesus.

Consider the significance of religious, political, and military leaders of past generations. Can anyone say about them that they are still held in high esteem thousands of years later?

Great generals win battles for a country or a kingdom, but those countries and kingdoms are later replaced by something else. The same can be said for the impact of inventors, medical researchers, explorers, philanthropists, and political figures.

They all have their place, but they simply cannot compare to Jesus!

Below is a list that explains something of His amazing influence:

1. Our calendar is based on the year of His birth.

2. In America, every coin and dollar bill says “In God we trust.”

3. Jesus is the subject of thousands of hymns and Gospel songs.

4. He is also the focal point of innumerable poems, speeches, sermons, and books.

5. He is worshipped by millions of believers worldwide.

6. He is the promised Messiah of the Old Testament.

7. He is the Savior revealed in the New Testament, including everything from His virgin birth to His resurrection.

8. He is the King of Kings Who will reign forever.

9. Every prayer a Christian utters or thinks is in His name.

10. Even though the salvation He offers is rejected by many, His Person and work are respected by billions.

11. A very large percentage of charitable work is done in His name.

12. His teachings inspire children, comfort adults, motivate missionaries and pastors, and convict sinners.

13. He is rightly regarded as the virgin born Son of God by billions.

It will be the purpose of this book to honor Jesus. Of course, there is so much to consider about Him that much will go unsaid. No doubt believers will have all eternity to learn about His love, power, and holiness than can be discovered in this life!

It is clear, however, that we do well to take heed to the admonition of Hebrews 3:1 (quoted above) and learn of Him during our earthly existence!

That being said, this book will be divided into five sections:

I.   Jesus before time existed

II.  Jesus in Old Testament times

III. Jesus on this earth

IV.  Jesus in the present

V.   Jesus in the last days and final state

Every chapter will conclude with a hymn about Jesus.

Great care will be taken to demonstrate every point Biblically and to research words and grammatical  points  from  the  Hebrew  and Greek of both testaments. Occasionally, the author will  speculate as  to  the meaning of words, phrases, and concepts, but it is his sincere desire to be  true  to  the  teaching  of  Scripture  in ever matter. After all, our only truly reliable source of information about Him in His Word, the Bible!

It  is  the  author’s  prayer  that  everyone  reading this book will be transformed to be in awe of His power and glory, to reverence His holiness, to be amazed by His grace and love, and to serve Him until He returns for His own!

To Him be the glory forever!

More About Jesus
Eliza E. Hewitt

More about Jesus would I know,
More of His grace to others show;
More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love Who died for me!

More about Jesus let me learn,
More of His holy will discern;
Spirit of God, my Teacher be,
Showing the things of Christ to me.

More about Jesus on His throne,
Riches in glory all His own:
More of His kingdom’s sure increase,
More of His coming, Prince of Peace!

More, more about Jesus!
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More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love Who died for me!