Encouragement for struggling Christians.... By pointing them to Christ, not solutions!!!!\n\nsermonic letter\n\nChristology\n\nGod spoken of in action 68 times...... most in NT. \n
"in many ways and in many times" -- God has chosen to speak through many different ways, but he does speak to us!!!\n\nburning bush, still small voice, vision in the temple, family circumstances, dreams, angels, visions, natural disasters, \n
Old Testament is connected to new.... not separate\n\n"Last Age" is more appropriate..... Age of the Church = today\n\n"through" = God & Jesus are triune, one acts with the other\n\nJesus is a reflection of God's glory, his life brought God glory\n\nWe know how God feels and thinks because we know Jesus in scripture\n
The author has an unusual \nnumber of ways of referring to what Christ ha&#x2019;s done for man: The Savior made a propitiation for sins\n He put sins away so that God remembers them no more\n He bore sin\nhe offered a sacrifice (thysia ) for sins\nhe made an offering (prosphora ) for sin\nand brought about remission of sin \nHe annulled sin by his sacrifice\nHe brought about redemption from transgressions\n\nvariety of things the former covenant could not do with respect to sin, the implication in each case being that Christ has now done it\n\n Whatever had to be done about sin he has done.\n
"sins" occurs in this epistle 24 times..... sin stained all creation\n\nPriests stand..... a ruling king sits\n\n"better" 13 of 19 times in NT\nthere are better things \nthat the less is blessed of the better\nthere is a better hope \na better covenant\nthere are better promises\nbetter sacrifices\na better possession\na better country\na better resurrection\nsomething better\nblood that speaks better \nemphasis on what is &#x201C;better&#x201D; arises from the author&#x2019;s deep conviction that Jesus Christ is &#x201C;better&#x201D; and that he has accomplished something &#x201C;better&#x201D; than anyone else.\n
all knowing\nall places\nall powerful\n
Message of the Old Testament is proven reliable\n\nEvery act of sin requires retribution, or God isn't just, but a wishy washy deity \n
diamartyromai = testify solemnly ...... serious business\n\nPsalm 8:4-6\n\nThe psalmist asks what there is about man that the great God \nshould stoop to help him?\n\nBe careful..... this is not saying that Jesus is lower than angels, it's referring to his human shell..... Dualist Hebrew way of writing.... Jesus refers to himself as Son of Man.... here is as "son who became man"\n
Again, Hebrew form of a rhetorical question\n\nWe are not God, so we have no clue as to all the ways he's working all around us\n
Psalm 22:22\n\nIsaiah 8:18\n\nHe had a real community of nature with those he came \nto save.\n
some translation say "humanity" but it's not there in Greek\nJesus was still holy and whole, but human like us\n\nGod is creator of life and author of salvation\nSatan is the creator of Death.... this brings up the question of why did God allow it, but the author doesn't address it\n\nIt wasn't questioned as it is sometimes today!!!!!\n\nOnly focus is on Jesus as the one who saves and his relationship with us more than Angels.... Again we are brought into family of the Trinity \n
"He had to" = a phrase of economic obligation/duty\n\nWe are his and Jesus was sent to make God just and righteous, but out of love, not just duty...... the author is setting this tone\n\nGod loves us so much, even in our rebellion\n
Tempted in every way, Weeps when Lazarus dies, Cries out to the father in the garden, beaten & killed on the cross \nHe&#x2019;s not a distant king, he&#x2019;s not like a President or a representative who doesn&#x2019;t know the people\nHe promises his presence always and weeps when we weep, and his heart aches when ours aches\n
Hebrews 1Heir of all things He sat down He’s no Angel Heb. 1:1-3 Heb. 1:3-4 Heb. 1:5-14
1 Long ago, at many times and in manyways, God spoke to our fathers by theprophets,2 but in these last days he hasspoken to us by his Son, whom heappointed the heir of all things, throughwhom also he created the world.3 He isthe radiance of the glory of God and theexact imprint of his nature, and heupholds the universe by the word of hispower.
Heir of All Things Spoke Through Prophets Last Days By His Son Heir & Creator Radiance of God’s GloryExact Imprint of God’s NatureHolds the Universe Together
After making puriﬁcation for sins, hesat down at the right hand of theMajesty on high,4 having become asmuch superior to angels as the namehe has inherited is more excellentthan theirs.
He Sat Down Puriﬁed Sins Sat Down = ﬁnished His name is Everything“Jesus” should be on our lips more than hope of angels around us
5 For to which of the angelsdid God ever say,"You are my Son,today I have begotten you"?Or again,"I will be to him a father,and he shall be to me a son"?
He’s No Angel Angels aren’t God Angels are created beings They are not omniscient,omnipresent, or omnipotent Demons are fallen AngelsJesus is greater than them all and they bow down to him
What is Your Struggle? Eyes on Jesus Are You Amazed?
1 Therefore we must pay much closer attentionto what we have heard, lest we drift away fromit.2 For since the message declared by angelsproved to be reliable, and every transgression ordisobedience received a just retribution,3 howshall we escape if we neglect such a greatsalvation? It was declared at ﬁrst by the Lord,and it was attested to us by those who heard,4 while God also bore witness by signs andwonders and various miracles and by gifts ofthe Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Neglecting Salvation Lack of attention = drift All Must Deal with truth of salvation one way or another Jesus taught it, discipleswitnessed it, & God professes it through miracles & signsThe point of miracles is not the act, but to bring glory to God
5 Now it was not to angels that God subjectedthe world to come, of which we are speaking.6 It has been testiﬁed somewhere,"What is man, that you are mindful of him,or the son of man, that you care for him?7 You made him for a little while lower than theangels; you have crowned him with glory andhonor, 8 putting everything in subjection underhis feet.
Now in putting everything in subjection to him,he left nothing outside his control. At present,we do not yet see everything in subjection tohim. 9 But we see him who for a little while wasmade lower than the angels, namely Jesus,crowned with glory and honor because of thesuffering of death, so that by the grace of Godhe might taste death for everyone.
10 For it was ﬁtting that he, for whom and bywhom all things exist, in bringing many sons toglory, should make the founder of their salvationperfect through suffering.11 For he whosanctiﬁes and those who are sanctiﬁed all haveone source. That is why he is not ashamed tocall them brothers,
12 saying,"I will tell of your name to my brothers;in the midst of the congregation I will sing yourpraise."13 And again,"I will put my trust in him."And again,"Behold, I and the children God has given me."
Author of SalvationGod Accepts US.... our hearts are awakened and ﬁlled by him Efforts at cleaning up are silly Christ died willingly out of lovefor those he created, not duty to a mean father He calls us to be family Trinity in the Gospel
14 Since therefore the children share in ﬂeshand blood, he himself likewise partook of thesame things, that through death he mightdestroy the one who has the power of death,that is, the devil,15 and deliver all those whothrough fear of death were subject to lifelongslavery.16 For surely it is not angels that hehelps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham
17 Therefore he had to be made like hisbrothers in every respect, so that he mightbecome a merciful and faithful high priest in theservice of God, to make propitiation for the sinsof the people.18 For because he himself hassuffered when tempted, he is able to help thosewho are being tempted.
Suffering Servant Jesus came for us God doesn’t need you, he wants you Jesus was like us in ﬂesh, perfect but felt all we feelChrist might not take away our suffering, but he knows what you are going through and promises his presence