Summary: What the book of Hebrews says about Jesus
Christ in all the scriptures – Hebrews
The Son Superior to Angels
1In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2but 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. 3The 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. 4So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5For to which of the angels did God ever say,
"You are my Son;
today I have become your Father[a]"[b]? Or again,
"I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son"[c]? 6And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
"Let all God’s angels worship him."[d] 7In speaking of the angels he says,
"He makes his angels winds,
his servants flames of fire."[e] 8But about the Son he says,
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy."
Text 1:2 “in these last days he has spoken to us by his son”
Title of message “Much superior”
A superior priesthood
Hebs 3;1 fix your thoughts on Jesus the apostle and high priest whom we confess”
(i) 3:6 You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek
(ii) 3:10 designated by God to be a high priest in the order of Melchizedek
(iii) 3:20 he has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek
(iv) 7; 11perfection couldn’t be obtained through the Levitical priesthood so Jesus came to make sacrifice in the order of Melchizedek
(v) His priesthood comes not because of his ancestry “but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. For it is declared “you are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek”
A superior covenant
8:6 the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one.
3:3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honour than Moses
3:6 he is faithful as a son over God’s house
A superior tabernacle
Hebs 9 1-5 is a wonderful description of the tabernacle in the old testament- that special tent of meeting where god made his presence known before Jerusalem became the site for the building of the Temple
A superior sacrifice
Hebs 9;12 makes it clear that the sacrifice Jesus offered by the spilling of his own blood is able to cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death so that we may serve the living God.
He has done away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Sin has been completely dealt with by the death of Jesus on the cross . To think that there is anything you can do to offer again the sacrifice of Jesus is blasphemous because it detracts from the finished work of Christ upon the cross.
Hebs 9:11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man made, that is to say not a part of this creation.