In Jesus we see what God is like.

Colossians 1:15: He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Hebrews 1:3: He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

In knowing Jesus, we can know and understand God.

John 14:7–9: If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; and from now on you know him and have seen him. … Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.

John 14:23–24: If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. … And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.

God showed us His love by sending Jesus to earth.

Romans 5:6–8 NIV: You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:9–10: In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Jesus came to proclaim the truth.

John 18:37: For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.

John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Jesus showed us God’s love by dying for us.

John 10:11: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

To reconcile us to God, so we can have eternal life.

Luke 19:10: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.