To put right our disobedience of his Laws (sin), God needed someone who had no sin and there was no-one that good, so God came himself in the human form we know as 'Jesus Christ'.
Jesus had to act on our behalf, so he had to be like us in every way. As a result, he was born as a human baby, both God and human at the same time. We don't know how God could do that, but if he created space and time out of nothing, then he could certainly do that too. Just as his birth was due, his mother and her husband Joseph had to go to the home town of their ancestors (Bethlehem)
to be counted in a census. The town was crowded with similar visitors, so there were no spare rooms; consequently Jesus wasn't born in an inn but in an outhouse - a stable.
Shortly after his birth Jesus was declared a king by 3 visiting 'wise men' so the local king at that time (called Herod)
felt threatened and killed all boy babies to avoid a competitor, but Jesus' parents were warned and took the family to Egypt as refugees until Herod died and the threat was removed.
On their return from Egypt, the child Jesus grew up in the town of Nazareth where Joseph was a carpenter. When he was about 30 years old, Jesus began his ministry - first being baptised ('Christened')
for the forgiveness of sin before going off on his own into the wilderness to work out what he had to do and how to do it.
Jesus began by selecting 12 ordinary men as followers to be trained as 'Apostles' (Apostle = someone sent out with a message)
; then he went about teaching people how to interpret God's Laws correctly and healing people in miraculous ways, which in hindsight shows us he was God as no human can do what he did.
His teaching annoyed the established leaders who were not revealing God properly, so after 3 years they contrived to have Jesus executed to get rid of him. After a sham trial he was condemned to death on a cross as a common criminal.
At his Last Supper with his Apostles, shortly before he was arrested, Jesus said "I give you a new Commandment (a New Covenant)
that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another" (John 13:34)
. If we try to keep the Commandments, Jesus will speak up for us like a lawyer (an advocate)
does in a trial. "If anyone does sin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." (1 John 2:3)
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