Christ or Messiah, which expression do you rather read in the NT, when the title is is view. For example, we read in Acts 5:42: "And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ" (ESV; cf. NASB, KJV). "Every day in the temple complex, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that the Messiah is Jesus" (HCSB; cf. TNIV, NLT, NET). Personally, I like to read "Messiah," when the title of the long awaited "Anointed One" is in view.