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Hebrews 1

Hebrews 1

What is “Hebrews” ? Apparent �The same audience James addressed Victories �An Open Letter

What is “Hebrews” ? Apparent �The same audience James addressed Victories �An Open Letter to Jewish Christians �…but 20 years later! �Did they understand James? More loving? �Some problems still remain: �Confused by their culture… Not wealth-lovers? �Stuck in harmful religious traditions… �Facing spiritual stagnation… Handling Persecution!

I want you to know that What is “Hebrews” ? our brother Timothy has

I want you to know that What is “Hebrews” ? our brother Timothy has been released from jail. If �An Open Letter to Jewish Christians he comes here soon, I will �Written by…Paul? bring him with me to see �Unusual for Paul: he doesn’t identify himself? you. Hebrews 13: 23 Paul as author explains why: �The writing is unusually eloquent for Paul… �But, the writer is close to Timothy (13: 23) �With equivalent ideas (Heb. 5 1 Cor. 3, No author named? Eloquent writing? Grace. ) �Papias (130 ad) • Aramaic was • Unpopular �“Paul wrote it in Aramaic, and everyone Paul’s native with some tongue translated it (into Greek) as best they could. ” Jews!

What is “Hebrews” ? �An Open Letter to Jewish Christians �Written by…Paul? �Connects the

What is “Hebrews” ? �An Open Letter to Jewish Christians �Written by…Paul? �Connects the “Old” and “New Testament” �What is this “New Testament” thing? �The vast scope of God’s plan! �God is working…from Eternity Past to Eternity Future! �If God can untangle the chaos of human history… �What can He do in your life?

God’s Plan from Eternity to Eternity… Hebrews 1: 1 -2 Long ago God spoke

God’s Plan from Eternity to Eternity… Hebrews 1: 1 -2 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. Good News… God has spoken! Not trite! The Bible alone claims ‘revelation’ Impacts Eastern Deism: here & religions: theory now

God’s Plan from Eternity to Eternity… Hebrews 1: 1 -2 Long ago God spoke

God’s Plan from Eternity to Eternity… Hebrews 1: 1 -2 Long ago God spoke many Has God spoken? times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final He must Verifiable Explains be the real days, he has spoken prophecy personal world to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son Set in Extensive, Why as an inheritance, and detailed, history: silence? dated verifiable through the Son he created the universe.

God’s Plan from Eternity to Eternity… Hebrews 1: 1 -2 Long ago The Bible:

God’s Plan from Eternity to Eternity… Hebrews 1: 1 -2 Long ago The Bible: God spoke many times and in many Not Easily ways to our ancestors through the prophets. Dismissed And now in these final days, he has spoken One to us through his The most 1, 500 story: Son. God promised unique, yrs, not everything to the Son influential 60 random as an inheritance, and book in unrelated “pearls of through the Son he history authors wisdom” created the universe. Exactly what to expect if “God revealed…”

God’s Eternal Plan… �“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation Now: [400 years of silence]

God’s Eternal Plan… �“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation Now: [400 years of silence] Prophets… “His SON” Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. Hebrews 1: 1 -2

�“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation �God Clothed as a Human represents God’s For

�“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation �God Clothed as a Human represents God’s For in Him all the nature… Isaiah Col. 2: 9 9: 6 �Exactly fullness of Deity For a child is born to us, a son is dwells in bodily given to us. The government will form, rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace God’s Eternal Plan… “He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power…” Hebrews 1: 3

�“The Son” – God’s Big 1 Corinthians 8: 6 Revelation �God Clothed as a

�“The Son” – God’s Big 1 Corinthians 8: 6 Revelation �God Clothed as a Human �He Created and Owns the There is only one universe Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life. God’s Eternal Plan… God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. Hebrews 1: 2

�“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation �God Clothed as a Human �He Created and

�“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation �God Clothed as a Human �He Created and Owns the universe Col. 1: 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. �He Holds Power Over Everything God’s Eternal Plan… “upholds all things by the word of His power…” Hebrews 1: 3

�“The Son” – God’s Big John 1: 17 Revelation �God Clothed as a Human

�“The Son” – God’s Big John 1: 17 Revelation �God Clothed as a Human �He Created and Owns the universe �Jesus Christ Loves You For the law was given �He paid for our sins Himself! through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. God’s Eternal Plan… When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 1: 3

0 �“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation �God Clothed as a Human �He Created

0 �“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation �God Clothed as a Human �He Created and Owns the universe �Jesus Christ Loves You �He resurrected from the grave But in fact, Christ has been and raised from the dead. He is lives today, enthroned in majesty. the first of a great harvest of all who have died. God’s Eternal Plan… When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 1: 3

�“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation There exists Tons of angels �God Clothed as

�“The Son” – God’s Big Revelation There exists Tons of angels �God Clothed as a Human �He Created and Owns the universe FAR More powerful than �Jesus Christ Loves You humans �He resurrected from the grave and lives today, enthroned in majesty. Only God is more �Jesus Christ powerful is the Lord God’s Eternal Plan… This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names. Hebrews 1: 4

�“The Son” – God’s Big God’s Eternal Plan… Revelation Jesus Christ: not �God Clothed

�“The Son” – God’s Big God’s Eternal Plan… Revelation Jesus Christ: not �God Clothed as a Human easily dismissed! �He Created and Owns the universe Not some �Jesus Christ Loves You “holy man” �He resurrected from the grave The and “JC is ok” • The most unparalleled, Who has ever For the grace of God has lives today, enthroned in majesty “Take it or Bible: made such influential book in history is not so appeared, bringing � Jesus Christ is the Lord God. ot. Leave easily amazing claims? It!” • Verifiable: prophecy, history simple! salvation to all men!

�“The Son” – God’s Big God’s Eternal Plan… Revelation Called �God Clothed as a

�“The Son” – God’s Big God’s Eternal Plan… Revelation Called �God Clothed as a Human “the Trinity” �He Created and Owns the universe One Essence, 3 Persons �Jesus Christ Loves You �He resurrected from the grave Essential for a and loving God… • Can you prove lives today, enthroned in majesty it? Else God �Jesus Christ is the Lord God. • FROM the Bible? needs creation! BUT

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel God’s Eternal Plan… For God

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel God’s Eternal Plan… For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus: “You are my Son. Today I have become your Father. ” God also said, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son. ” Hebrews 1: 6 (NLT)

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My Son” God’s Eternal Plan… And when he brought his firstborn Son into the world, God said, “Let all of God’s angels worship him. ” Hebrews 1: 6 (NLT)

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My Son” �Angels are Just Messengers… God’s Eternal Plan… Regarding the angels, he says, “He sends his angels like the winds, his servants like flames of fire. ” Hebrews 1: 7 (NLT)

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My Son” �Angels are Just Messengers… �But “My Son” is the Ruler of All God’s Eternal Plan… But to the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. ”

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel God’s Eternal Plan… “You love

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel God’s Eternal Plan… “You love justice �All the Angels Worship “My and hate evil. Son” �Angels are Just Messengers… �But “My Son” is the Ruler of All �“My Son” is called GOD in GOD! Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else. ” Hebrews 1: 8 (NLT)

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My Son” �Angels are Just Messengers… �But “My Son” is the Ruler of All �“My Son” is called GOD in GOD! God’s Eternal Plan… He also says to the Son, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. ” Hebrews 1: 8 (NLT)

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My

�OT Prophecies Abound �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel �All the Angels Worship “My Son” �Angels are Just Messengers… �But “My Son” is the Ruler of All �“My Son” is called GOD in GOD! God’s Eternal Plan… He also says to the Son, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. ” Hebrews 1: 9

�OT Prophecies Abound God’s Eternal Plan… “They will perish, but �“My Son” Can’t Be

�OT Prophecies Abound God’s Eternal Plan… “They will perish, but �“My Son” Can’t Be an Angel Jesus Christ is Way Above All �All the Angels Worship “My you remain forever. They will wear out like Son” And God never said to any of the angels, old clothing. “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand �Angels are Just You will fold them up until I humble your enemies, making them Messengers… a footstool under your feet. ” Therefore, like a cloak and angels are only servants—spirits sent to discard them like old �But “My Son” is the Ruler of care for people who will inherit salvation. clothing. But you are Hebrews 1: 13 -14 All always the same; you �“My Son” is called GOD in will live forever. ” GOD! Hebrews 1: 10 -11

�The Revelation Delivered by Jesus Christ is Invaluable �When God Speaks, Listen! �How Foolish

�The Revelation Delivered by Jesus Christ is Invaluable �When God Speaks, Listen! �How Foolish to Ignore God! The Big Point… So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. Hebrews 2: 1

�Who do you listen to? Is he allpowerful? Do all the angels worship him?

�Who do you listen to? Is he allpowerful? Do all the angels worship him? Someone like this? The Big Point… So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we Is HE in control of your life? may drift away from it. Hebrews 2: 1

�Who would you follow? And wash all his cars for free…? This guy The

�Who would you follow? And wash all his cars for free…? This guy The Big Point… would do it! So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away Would you follow this man? He’ll make you stand from it. Hebrews all day long like this… 2: 1

�Who would you follow? �The Most Powerful Creatures in the Universe Understand WHO… The

�Who would you follow? �The Most Powerful Creatures in the Universe Understand WHO… The Big Point… So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away And when he brought his firstborn Son into the world, from it. Hebrews God said, “Let all of God’s angels worship him. ” Hebrews 1: 6 2: 1