Summary: To show that even the most powerful angel are servant of JESUS.
Is your founder an angel?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that even the most powerful angel are servant of JESUS.
Hebrews 1:6 (The Message)
1:6 When he presents his honored Son to the world, he says, "All angels must worship him."
JESUS is LORD of all the angelic beings.
All angels worship JESUS
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD brought the Firstborn SON into the habitable world
"When he presents his honored Son to the world,"
John 1:14 (The Message)
1:14 The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.
John 1:18 (The Message)
1:18 No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse. This one-of-a-kind God-Expression, who exists at the very heart of the Father, has made him plain as day.
Romans 8:29 (The Message)
8:29 God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him.
B. GOD says, "Let all angels worship CHRIST!"
"he says, "All angels must worship him.""
Angels are "aggelos" from the Greek meaning "a messenger", "envoy", "one who is sent", "an angel", "a messenger from God". And JESUS is their LORD of HOSTS so it's natural for them to worship their Maker and Boss.
1 Peter 3:22 (Amplified Bible)
3:22 [And He] has now entered into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with [all] angels and authorities and powers made subservient to Him.
Revelation 5:9-12 (Amplified Bible)
5:9 And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
5:10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
5:11 Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels on every side of the throne and of the living creatures and the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin], and they numbered ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands,
5:12 Saying in a loud voice, Deserving is the Lamb, Who was sacrificed, to receive all the power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and majesty (glory, splendor) and blessing!