"Why Is Jesus Called 'Christ?'" Larger Catechism Question #42.
Younger people might think that "Christ" was Jesus' last name. In fact, it was not a surname, but rather it signifiied the office that he would hold. Jesus was the "Anointed One," one who was invested with authority and power to act for us. Watch as Pastor MacLaren explains the meaning of this word "Christ," and why it is important for our understanding of the nature of Jesus' work. This meditation on the Larger Catechism of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church was part of the Sunday Worship Service of June 13, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church in Perkasie, PA. Rev. MacLaren is the pastor.