What a joy to worship King Jesus with you all last Sunday! We always strive to have Jesus at the center of our preaching at Grace. That is true whatever passage we are preaching on! Hebrews makes that easy for us when it’s so focused on the supremacy of Christ.
The message of Hebrews reminds us that in a world swirling with noise and questions:
1) God is the one Who is speaking to you through Jesus in the Word
2) He speaks with authority that is unmistakably clear, since He has appointed Jesus to be the True King, the True Prophet and the True Priest
3) Therefore, you can trust the voice of God in Jesus, because Jesus is the superior revelation
We need to listen carefully to what the true Prophet, Priest and King says to us in the Word because no one in this world has more to say. We also need to stop listening to those voices around us that would pull us away from Jesus, because to move away from Him is always to move from the best to something far less worthy.
You might think that any topic following last Sunday would be a letdown, but in fact the writer takes it up a notch! He’s going to pile Old Testament verse after verse to prove that Jesus rightly holds the esteemed title that is greater than the angels.
If you watched the introductory video from the Bible Project, it suggested that whenever the writer of the letter to the Hebrews quotes from the Old Testament, we should go back and read that passage to see it in its context. As we all get ready to hear God speak to us through His Son this Sunday, take a few moments to prepare and look up the verses referenced in Hebrews 1:4-14. It will be a blessing to your soul and you will understand more fully the force of the argument the writer is making to his largely Jewish readers for the supremacy of Christ.
Here are the passages to look at:
- Psalm 2:7
- 2 Samuel 7:14
- Deuteronomy 32:43 (note that “gods” in the ESV in this verse is translated “angels” in the version the letter writer quotes from in Hebrews 1:6)
- Psalm 104:4
- Psalm 45:6-7
- Psalm 102:25-27
- Psalm 110:1
Again, I am excited to be with you again and to immerse ourselves in our Savior as He is lifted up in this amazing letter!