Summary: To show that CHRIST JESUS is Superior than any one.
Is JESUS Superior to you?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST JESUS is Superior than any one.
Hebrews 1:4 (Amplified Bible)
1:4 [Taking a place and rank by which] He Himself became as much superior to angels as the glorious Name (title) which He has inherited is different from and more excellent than theirs.
JESUS CHRIST is in me and I'm Superior than anyone because of CHRIST JESUS living in me for apart from Him, I am nothing.
Superior to angels
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. Superior to angels in place and in rank
"[Taking a place and rank by which] He Himself became as much superior to angels"
Ephesians 1:21 (The Message)
1:21 in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever.
Colossians 1:18 (The Message)
1:18 And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he's there, towering far above everything, everyone.
1 Peter 3:22 (The Message)
3:22 Jesus has the last word on everything and everyone, from angels to armies. He's standing right alongside God, and what he says goes.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 (Amplified Bible)
1:7 And to [recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire,
JESUS CHRIST is the SON of GOD, far above every place, authority, and rank given here on earth and in the Heavens. Only JESUS CHRIST is entitled to have that Place and Rank.
B. His Glorious Name is different from and more excellent than angels
"as the glorious Name (title) which He has inherited is different from and more excellent than theirs."
Only in JESUS CHRIST's Glorious Name, all names must submit.
Philippians 2:10-11 (The Message)
2:10 so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ,
2:11 and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.
Psalms 2:7-8 (The Message)
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?