Monday, November 16, 2009

Growing In The Word Series

Word family: Christ, Christian.
Synonyms: Messiah
Related ideas: Kingship (combined with priesthood), the church, prophecy, salvation
Definition: “Christ” and “Christian” are proper names. Christian means one belonging to Christ and a follower of him. Christ means “Messiah” or “Anointed” (see Lke 4:18, Acts 4:27, Acts 10:38, Heb 1:8-9). This signifies a very special person, uniquely dedicated to God's purpose, and given pre-eminent power and authority from God.
Greek References: χριστος Christos Christ 5547 (Strong) cf 5548 [Hebrew Messiah 4899 cf 4886], χριστιανος Christianos Christian 5546.

Messiah (all occurrences)
Dan 9:25-26 “...Messiah the Prince... Messiah will be cut off...”
Jhn 1:41 “We have found the Messiah (which translated means Christ)”
Jhn 4:25 “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ)...”

Christ (twelve typical statements)
Lke 2:11 “...born to you a Saviour who is Christ the Lord”
Jhn 20:31 “...believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...”
Acts 2:36 “God has made him both Lord and Christ —this Jesus whom you crucified”
Rom 8:17 “...heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ...”
1Co 1:13 “Is Christ divided?”
1Co 15:3 “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures... was buried... was raised on the third day according to the scriptures...”
Gal 3:26-29 “All of you who have been baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ... all one in Christ Jesus.”

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