Jesus’ Name: Jesus Who Is Called Christ
So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them,
“Which one do you want me to release to you:
Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”
Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart
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Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:
- Pilate, the Roman governor, used this name. He was using the Jewish terminology, not his own. It seems like he was trying to convince the Jewish leaders not to crucify Jesus.
- Remember Christ means the Anointed One and referred to the Messiah.
- Pilate doesn’t say, “Jesus who is the Christ.” He was not sure that Jesus really was the Messiah. What about you? Is there any part of you that wonders if Jesus really is God come down to earth? If so, talk to Him about that today. Ask God to reveal to you if Jesus really is God.
A Prayer for You:
Jesus, I choose to acknowledge You as the Christ, the Messiah, God who came to earth as a man to die for me. Thank You for what You went through because of Your love for me. Reveal more of who You are today, so I can know You and worship You in greater ways.
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