HEBREWS 1:1-3 – OUR SUPERIOR LORD

  • God has been speaking through written revelation. The prophets have been speaking for God. Careful study shows they have been pointing to the Lord Jesus from the beginning. They were preparing the way for Him from Genesis to Malachi.
  • Now God has spoken through His Son, the Lord Jesus. He is the embodiment and fulfillment of God’s master plan.
  • It is important for us to embrace who the Lord Jesus is, and His right to rule in our Hearts and in the church. He has every right to our adoration and praise! Here’s why!

JESUS CHRIST IS HEIR OF ALL THINGS. Vs. 2

  • As the first-born son He inherits all things. – Colossians 1:15
  • Remarkably, Jesus inherits us! – Those who have been born again. Ephesians 1:18, John 1:12-13

JESUS CHRIST IS CREATOR OF ALL THINGS. Vs. 3

  • The word “worlds” literally means “ages” and has been translated “universe”. Every little and big detail of creation was created by Him! Colossians 1:16

JESUS CHRIST IS THE RADIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY. Vs. 3

  • A reflector gets its light from another source. A radiator generates its own heat!
  • Jesus’ glory comes from within! He is God! John 1:1

JESUS CHRIST IS THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF GOD. Vs. 3

  • Jesus is not a “copy” of God. Jesus is an exact duplicate!
  • All the attributes of God the Father are in God the Son!
  • This is why Jesus could say to Philip, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father. John 14:8-9

JESUS CHRIST HOLDS THE UNIVERSE TOGETHER. Vs. 3

  • It is Jesus who designed and enforces the laws the laws that hold everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 1:17 MacArthur 17

JESUS CHRIST PURGED OUR SINS. Vs. 3

  • At Calvary the Lord Jesus purged our sins by shedding His own innocent blood for us! 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 9:12-14, Hebrews 9:26b
  • The blood is still effective today. Hebrews 10:14, 1 John 1:7, 1 John 1:9

JESUS CHRIST SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD. Vs. 3

  • Right now, Jesus sits in the place of authority, honor and power! He is waiting until the Father tells Him, “It’s time!” Psalm 110:1
  • Not only does He hold everything together, but He intercedes for us. Hebrews 4:15-16, 1 John 2:1-2
  • Jesus is available! As believers, we can always go to Him for help! Hebrews 10:19-22

So, if Jesus,

IS HEIR OF ALL THINGS.

CREATOR OF ALL THINGS.

THE RADIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY.

THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF GOD.

HOLDS THE UNIVERSE TOGETHER.

PURGED OUR SINS

SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.

What should be our response?

  • Faith in Him as Savior and Lord.
  • Unending sincere worship.
  • Total submission and obedience.