Christ is a title, and it means Anointed or Chosen One. The word Christ is the Greek (or New Testament) equivalent of the Hebrew (Old Testament) word for Messiah. The name Jesus is the human name given to Mary by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:31). The full name of Jesus Christ is Jesus the Anointed One or Jesus the Messiah. Jesus asks His disciples: “Who do you say that I am?”  Peter answered Him, “You are the Messiah!” (Mark 8:29) As a show of authority, the kings, priests, and prophets were anointed with oil in ancient Israel. Anointing was a symbolic act to indicate God’s choosing. The most significant anointing was that of Jesus by the Holy Spirit: Then Peter began […]
In the book of Revelation, Jesus reveals himself to the Apostle John as the “Bright Morning Star”. “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16) Jesus is not just one of many stars, but the bright morning star, the one that outshines all the others. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12). Jesus is the true light that brings life. He is the pre-existent light, before all other light. From the early […]
Then Jesus arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39) With one word, Jesus commanded peace over nature. Only the Prince of Peace could do that. And only Jesus can create peace in our hearts. “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” (John 14:27) “Our world is filled with fear, hate, lust, greed, war, and despair. Surely the second coming of Jesus Christ is the only hope of replacing these features with trust, love, universal peace, and prosperity. For it, the world wittingly […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.