Sermons from April 2017
“Son of God” has a very different meaning to Christians than it did in Jesus’ time. It was a title of honor but not carrying with it any indication of being divine. Jesus used this title for himself rarely; however both Satan and some demons called Jesus by this title. The people around him at his crucifixion used it in a mocking way. Our lesson is to use our talents to further God’s plans.
Messiah actually means “anointed”. This means having made a commitment to accomplish a mission during a ceremony in which oil is poured on the committers head. According to the Old Testament the Messiah’s mission was to free the people. Because Jesus did this, the word, Messiah, (or Christ) has remained a part of the name we use for Jesus. Because He is our example, we are also “anointed” to carry on His mission.