See more posts by Sabbath School Lesson As we saw earlier, one of the crucial turning points in Jesus’ earthly ministry was when, in response to a question about who He was, Peter answered: “‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God’” ( Matt. 16:16, NKJV ). Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com The word Christ (christos in Greek) means the “anointed,” the “Messiah”; in Hebrew it is mashiyach . It came from a root word that means “to anoint,” and it was used in various contexts in the Old Testament. (It was even used in one place to point to a pagan king, Cyrus [see Isa.
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