Summary: A sermon that considers Jesus as he is described in Hebrews chapter 1 rising out of what it say in Hebrews chapter 12 and verse 3 - "Consider Him."
In Hebrews chapter 12 we read -
3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
So many Christians today are weary and have lost heart.
Because they have not truly considered Jesus in his fullness.
Chapter one of Hebrews is a great place to consider Jesus:-
Jesus - The New And Better Deliverer - Ch. 1-7
HEB 1:1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 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. 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. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
HEB 1:5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,
"You are my Son;
today I have become your Father" ?
"I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son" ?
HEB 1:6 And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
"Let all God’s angels worship him."
HEB 1:7 In speaking of the angels he says,
"He makes his angels winds,
his servants flames of fire."
HEB 1:8 But about the Son he says,
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
HEB 1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy."
HEB 1:10 He also says,
"In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
HEB 1:11 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
HEB 1:12 You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end."
HEB 1:13 To which of the angels did God ever say,
"Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet" ?
HEB 1:14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
What is in a name???
Your name has meaning - it is about who you are - who your parents are or were and who your Grandparents were. If your Grandparents were great people then some of that manna attaches itself to you.
Hebrews chapter one is a lot about a name.
Let’s read one of the verses:-
Hebrews chapter 1 verse 3:- After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
The name here is Jesus Christ and Paul suggests that his name is superior to the name of the angels -
The superiority of the name of Jesus is here associated with what he does and where he sits.
What he has done is he has provided purification for sins - where he sits is at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
However it is not only what he has done and where he sits that encourages us but also what he is like.