During his lifetime, Jesus founded Christianity, one of the most popular religions in the world. Up until the time he began his Christian ministry at the age of 30, he worked as a carpenter.
According to biblical accounts, Jesus spent most of the remaining years of his life teaching others how to live according to the tenets of his ministry, and he often spoke in parables that were useful in teaching those who followed him. He performed many miracles, such as healing the sick.
Jesus traversed Galilee and Judea, spreading his gospels. At his Sermon on the Mount, he delivered the Beatitudes, which are spiritual teachings of compassion, humility and love. A group of dedicated disciples followed him wherever he went and helped him spread his teachings, including prophecies of the end times and revelations from God.
Jesus was ultimately arrested for claiming to be God's son. He was condemned to die, crucified and subsequently buried in a tomb. Three days after Jesus' death, he is purported to have risen from the dead. He remained among his disciples for 40 days before he was taken upward into heaven on a cloud, according to biblical accounts. Today, Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross to wash away the sins of the world.