Summary: This morning we will find that Christ is a better speaker because He has shown us that He does care for us. He has demonstrated His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners He sent His Son to die for us.
Christ IS Better!
Christ: The Better Speaker
For anyone that speaks publically, whether in a small group setting or in front of thousands, it is essential to make a connection with those you are speaking to. You may have valuable information, you may have the highest college degree and you may even be prepared to present the greatest speech in history, but if you have failed to make a connection, you have failed as a speaker. I recently sent out a letter to all of our Sunday School teachers and part of that letter addressed the Sunday School teachers role as being engaged in ministry and I stated “we, as teachers, can study, prepare and present the best, most researched lesson of all time, but if we fail to make a connection, most often outside the walls of the church, with the student, we have failed in our mission to minister the Word.” As the old adage goes “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”
What God will say to us through our text this morning is important and contains some doctrinal truths that can affect your life. This morning we will find that Christ is a better speaker because He has shown us that He does care for us. He has demonstrated His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners He sent His Son to die for us. So, as you turn to Hebrews chapter 1 verse 1 this morning, hear these Words and apply these truths, for God has made that connection with us through His Son Jesus Christ.
Join me as we turn to Hebrews Chapter 1 verse 1 and stand in reverence to the reading of the Word of God.
You may be seated.
1. Christ Cares Enough To Speak:
God! No defense given. No explanation. No apologetics applied. Simply an assumption from the author that God always was, is and will ever be! Much like the start of the book of Genesis “in the beginning GOD!” (Uncle Kenny…I will not argue the existence of God nor the inspiration of the Bible any more than I will argue this pulpit being made of wood or that the sun is bright. Let me say this morning that it takes someone very special to look around and to deny the very existence of a powerful and Almighty God. I think the word that God uses to describe these special people in the Bible is FOOL! For the fool has said in his heart there is no God. This powerful and Almighty God, that does exist, has done something wonderful, verse one says that “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God SPOKE to our fathers by the prophets” (Vs. 1) What a life changing event for God did not have to speak, He was not lonely, He did not need a new friend, and He was not incomplete without us! Yet He chose to speak anyway! And, He spoke in many times and in many ways, and it has always been about His precious Son Jesus Christ! To Adam it was the seed of the woman. To Abraham it would be through his seed. To Jacob it was revealed that Christ would come through the tribe of Judah. To David the Christ would come through his house. To Micah God spoke of the town of Bethlehem and to Isaiah God said Christ would be born of a virgin. The list could go on and on, God spoke at many times. To Moses He spoke as a thundering voice in the midst of a violent storm. To Elijah He spoke in a still small voice. To Isaiah it was through a vision and to Samuel and Joseph God spoke in dreams. The list could go on and on, God spoke in many ways. And to the Jews this was great news that God had spoken to their fathers through the prophets. I am not one to become jealous when I hear about and see God moving, working, blessing and speaking in the lives of others. In fact I rejoice! That being said, the next verse ushers us into a different ballgame…”but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. (Vs. 2) Wonderful that God spoke to others, but even more marvelous that He speaks to us. That He moves in our lives, answers our prayers, saves us, uses us, blesses us, speaks to us. Praise God that He cares enough to speak….to US!
One interesting thing worth noting in this verse is the phrase “created the world” The author is not employing the Greek word cosmos as we understand the word world, rather he uses the word of ages. This is a terrific revelation in that what is being said is that God, through His Son Jesus Christ, created the ages. That is to say the past, present and future…no wonder God tells us not to worry for tomorrow for He created tomorrow! And, since God is not bound by time, as this word implies, He not only created tomorrow, but He is already IN tomorrow!