Friday, March 20, 2009

Living in the Story - Lent #20, 2009

"...and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." (Matt 1)

Yeshua was Jesus' real name (in English, Joshua)..."Jesus" is the Greek translation. "Christ" is a title meaning, "anointed" or "chosen"...the Greek translation of "Messiah."

Yeshua Ha-Mashiach

Jesus Christ

Joshua, the Anointed One

God's Chosen Savior

The name actually means "God Saves!" I heard a teacher talking about this once in reference to Palm Jesus was entering the city the people cried "Hosanna" which means "Oh, save us!" and Jesus himself was the answer to the cry. He still is.

"Oh, save us!"

"God saves."

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