Hebrews 1 The Superiority of Christ

Hebrews 1

The Superiority of Christ

Hebrews 1 is about the supremacy of Christ Jesus. It paints a wonderful picture of how He is superior to the angels because of His redemptive work on the cross. Jesus is the exact representation of the Father and was sent to communicate to us the true nature of God. By understanding who Jesus is and what He said, we can know the fullness of God's nature and character.

Jesus is the Expression of God's Love Toward Us (Hebrews 1:1-2)

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Jesus is the Expression of God's Love Toward Us (Hebrews 1:1-2)
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe" (Hebrews 1:1-2)

Part 1 of 3

I was watching a documentary about the deepest parts of the sea. Scientists were studying the life that existed at incredible depths. Most of the creatures that inhabited the deepest points of the ocean still surfaced occasionally to eat plankton and various particles that were produced from the natural flow of life on this planet.

Jesus Helps us to Understand God's Nature (Hebrews 1:1-2)

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Jesus Helps us to Understand God's Nature (Hebrews 1:1-2)
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe" (Hebrews 1:1-2)

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One of the main stumbling points for both Christians and non-believers is reconciling the differences between their view of God in the Old Testament and their idea of who Jesus is in the New. These views can appear to contradict each other unless we understand this important truth: the Old Testament only gave partial revelation of God's nature, but Jesus gives us the clear and perfect image.

The Word, Jesus Became Flesh (Hebrews 1:1-2)

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The Word, Jesus Became Flesh (Hebrews 1:1-2)
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe" (Hebrews 1:1-2)

Part 3 of 3

Jesus came to communicate God's message of love toward us. To do this, he entered into humanity. "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).

Jesus is the Perfect Imprint of God's Nature (Hebrews 1:3)

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Jesus is the Perfect Imprint of God's Nature (Hebrews 1:3)
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" (Hebrews 1:3)

Part 1 of 3

When you think of God, do you picture him sitting on a cloud with a lightning bolt in hand ready to strike? Many people do. Many are waiting for the day that God will punish them for their mistakes, sins and messes. Thinking it is just a matter of time before it all catches up with them.

Perhaps this imagery is propelled by the notion that God is angry with mankind because of their sins. We look at them, see our failures, where we struggle and assume that God feels the same way. However, these ideas are not the picture of God which is painted in the Bible. We can understand God by looking at Jesus.

Mankind Grew Out of God's Desire for a Family (Hebrews 1:3)

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Mankind Grew Out of God's Desire for a Family (Hebrews 1:3)
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" (Hebrews 1:3)

Part 2 of 3

God was never lonely. He did not created mankind because something was missing in His life. Perfect love abounded in the trinity from eternity past. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit existed in a triune of divine equality and incredible love for one another. Each one completely God and yet one in unity. Their desire to create mankind grew from a longing for a family to share this love with.

Our Sins are Completely and Eternally Forgiven (Hebrews 1:3)

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Our Sins are Completely and Eternally Forgiven (Hebrews 1:3)
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" (Hebrews 1:3)

Part 3 of 3

As humans we still sin. We struggle with it and feel guilty because of it. As such, we rationalize that our sin is an issue with God. This perspective is what fuels this notion that God is upset with us because of sin. Many feel that God is waiting for an excuse to strike them down. Even believers are sin-conscious before God, but this should not be.

Jesus Holds the Name above Every Name (Hebrews 1:4)

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Jesus Holds the Name above Every Name (Hebrews 1:4)
"So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs" (Hebrews 1:4)

Part 1 of 2

When we think of Jesus, most of the time we think of him as He walked and talked on this earth. While this is a true and wonderful picture of our Savior, now we can look at Jesus in an entirely different way. With His resurrection, His redemptive work was complete as he sat down at the right hand of the Father. NowJesus is both resurrected and glorified in heaven and this position has changed everything including the name which he now owns. God was so pleased with what Jesus did that He has given Him a name far above any other name in existence.

Glorified Names That Jesus Holds (Hebrews 1:4)

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Glorified Names That Jesus Holds (Hebrews 1:4)
"So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs" (Hebrews 1:4)

Part 2 of 2

Jesus holds many names and titles, each one giving us revelation into who He is. The book of Revelation describes a few of the names that Jesus holds. These names are described in chapter 19 where we get a glimpse of the glorified, resurrected Jesus sitting on His white Horse. All of these identifiers should encourage and excite us for the wonderful things that are to come with knowing the Lord Jesus and spending eternity with Him.

Here is a summary of Jesus’ many names and their meaning from studying the Greek.