Consider Jesus: Christ

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

Matt. 1:1“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”

Matt. 1:16“and to Jacob was born Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”

[and 499 other verses]

By far the most common title or description given to Jesus is “Christ.” In fact, it is some common that many seem that that “Christ” actually is Jesus name. The word “Christ” means “anointed” or “Messiah.” On three different occasions Jesus directly accepted this title, admitting to first the woman at the well (Jn. 4:25,26) and later openly to the Sanhedrin Council that He was the expected Messiah.  

The most famous incident of Jesus accepting this title is when He blessed Peter for recognizing and admitting that it was truly so. “Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.  And Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” (Matt. 16:16,17)