Summary: To show that our Owner and Master is the LORD JESUS CHRIST who has filled us every possible and unimaginable blessings.
Has GOD spoken to us? Is GOD our Owner?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that our Owner and Master is the LORD JESUS CHRIST who has filled us every possible and unimaginable blessings.
Hebrews 1:2 (The Message)
1:2 Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end.
GOD has spoken, created and owned the world thru the SON, and the SON is our Owner and Master.
GOD has spoken thru the SON
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. In the last days, GOD spoke thru His SON
"Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son."
Matthew 17:5 (The Message)
17:5 While he was going on like this, babbling, a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and sounding from deep in the cloud a voice: "This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight. Listen to him."
Mark 1:1 (The Message)
1:1 The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here,
Mark 12:6 (The Message)
12:6 "Finally there was only one left: a beloved son. In a last-ditch effort, he sent him, thinking, 'Surely they will respect my son.'
The SON has the last say, Hear GOD's SON - the LORD JESUS CHRIST with an understanding heart. JESUS is the Gospel.
Proverbs 2:2 (The Message)
2:2 Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding.
Psalms 119:34 (The Message)
119:34 Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response.
B. GOD created the world thru His SON
"By his Son, God created the world in the beginning,"
Isaiah 44:24 (The Message)
44:24 God, your Redeemer, who shaped your life in your mother's womb, says: "I am God. I made all that is. With no help from you I spread out the skies and laid out the earth."
Isaiah 45:12 (The Message)
45:12 I made earth, and I created man and woman to live on it. I handcrafted the skies and direct all the constellations in their turnings.
Isaiah 45:18 (The Message)
45:18 God, Creator of the heavens— he is, remember, God. Maker of earth— he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch. He didn't go to all that trouble to just leave it empty, nothing in it. He made it to be lived in. This God says: "I am God, the one and only.
GOD created the world thru the LORD JESUS. The Hand of GOD (Spirit) that molded the world is JESUS (Physical).
C. The SON is appointed Owner/Heir of all things
"and it will all belong to the Son at the end"
Psalms 2:6-9 (The Message)
2:6 "Don't you know there's a King in Zion? A coronation banquet Is spread for him on the holy summit."
2:7 Let me tell you what God said next. He said, "You're my son, And today is your birthday.
2:8 What do you want? Name it: Nations as a present? continents as a prize?
2:9 You can command them all to dance for you, Or throw them out with tomorrow's trash."
Isaiah 9:6-7 (The Message)
9:6 For a child has been born—for us! the gift of a son—for us! He'll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness.
9:7 His ruling authority will grow, and there'll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He'll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He'll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.
CHRIST owned us and He will return to own everything.
2 Timothy 1:9 (The Message)
1:9 who first saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all his idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it.
Prosperity is the ultimate test for people. If you have their money, you got their hearts.
2 Corinthians 8:5 (The Message)