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The Person of Jesus.

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The Person of Jesus Throughout the Gospel Jesus is known and called many different titles. The titles which have been selected from the Gospel are - * Jesus and Saviour * Christ, Messiah (and other variations) * Son of God * Son of Man These all are gradually unfolding to us, the true identity and meaning of Jesus' titles. Jesus Jesus is a Jewish name and is fairly common. It was his own personal name so it is special to us. The meaning of Jesus is 'God is salvation'. Although Jesus is seen as one who saves he is never called 'Saviour'. He is only called Jesus three times during Marks Gospel: Mk1:24 "What do you want with us Jesus of Nazareth?", Mk5:7 "Jesus son of most high God", Mk10:47 "Jesus! Son of David! Take pity on me!". . Even though Jesus' name appears 81 times in Marks Gospel. Mark identifies Jesus as 'Jesus of Nazareth'. Jesus was very important to his first followers because he left his job as a carpenter to travel. When travelling he was a preacher: Mk1:38 " We must go to the other villages round here. ...read more.

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Son of David! Take pity on me!". People see Christ as Jesus' surname but really it means 'Jesus the anointed one', which is his title. King of the Jews was only used at the trial of Jesus before Pontius Pilate and at the Crucifixion used in disbelief by Pilate and as a joke by Jewish leaders but Mark uses it as a messianic title. Son of David was used by the blind man Bartimaeus who tried to get Jesus' attention. It was also be meant to mean that Jesus is the messiah and a descendant of David. Holy one of God was used by a man with an unclean spirit in Capernaum. The Evil spirit was capable of recognising the divinity of Jesus and is frightened of his power (Mk 1:24). Son of God is a similar title to Holy on of God. Son of Most High God once again it was used by the demonic, who had an insight into the person of Jesus (Mk5:7). Same as calling him the Son of God. The first followers were the Jews they hoped that the Messiah would be a glorious leader. But Jesus saw himself as a suffering servant. The Disciples all believed the Messiah would represent god when he came. ...read more.

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Jesus worked how God wanted him to when Jesus died God raised him form the dead to carry on with his work all around the world. Jesus the Son of God is still important today in our lives because Jesus provides us with an answer to the question 'What does God look like?'. Jesus acts like a window for us to see out of, in which it allows us to see and be with God our Father. Jesus is said to mirror the perfect quality of God. Everything that Jesus did is all because of God. God loved his people so Jesus was sent to care for Gods people. Although the Son of God is only used in the Orthodox church. Son of Man The Son of Man was never used by the first Christians, Son of Man was used by Jesus himself. " I am Jesus the Son of Man who suffered and died and rose to the dead for our salvation." The Son of Man was how Jesus saw himself he was a normal human being. Jesus suffers as the Son of Man to save the people and free them form their sins. Jesus sees himself as a suffering servant. The Old Testament Book talks about the 'Son of Man' in the book of Daniel. ...read more.

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