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Summary: To show that we are being blessed every moment in every opportunity by GOD, the Greater One.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you so blessed by the Greater One?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we are being blessed every moment in every opportunity by GOD, the Greater One.

IV. TEXT:

Hebrews 7:7 (Amplified Bible)

7:7 Yet it is beyond all contradiction that it is the lesser person who is blessed by the greater one.

V. THESIS:

I'm so blessed by the Greater GOD LORD JESUS CHRIST in every moment, in every opportunity of our life. Let CHRIST be Greater in me, while I become lesser and lesser.

VI. TITLE:

The Greater Blesses The Lesser

VII. EXPLICATION:

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:

Greater is better,stronger, nobler, best. Lesser is less, worse, younger, under in the Greek. Greater are mentioned in the New Testament 18 times, while lesser is 4 times only.

A. The lesser person is being blessed

"Yet it is beyond all contradiction that it is the lesser person"

Things that are lesser in the Bible:

1. Worse wine is offered when men are drunk

John 2:10 (Amplified Bible)

2:10 And said to him, Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now!

2. The elder should serve the younger (lesser)

Romans 9:12 (Amplified Bible)

9:12 It was said to her that the elder [son] should serve the younger [son].

3. You can't list a widow under 60 years old

1 Timothy 5:9 (Amplified Bible)

5:9 Let no one be put on the roll of widows [who are to receive church support] who is under sixty years of age or who has been the wife of more than one man;

4. The less is blessed by the Greater One

Hebrews 7:7 (Amplified Bible)

7:7 Yet it is beyond all contradiction that it is the lesser person who is blessed by the greater one.

The Greater LORD JESUS CHRIST became less for us, so who we are lesser will become greater.

B. Blessed by The Greater One

"who is blessed by the greater one"

Things in the Bible which are better, greater:

1. Better to marry than to burn

1 Corinthians 7:9 (Amplified Bible)

7:9 But if they have not self-control (restraint of their passions), they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame [with passion and tortured continually with ungratified desire].

2. Earnestly desire the best gifts

1 Corinthians 12:31 (Amplified Bible)

12:31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all—love].

3. Being with CHRIST is far better

Philippians 1:23 (Amplified Bible)

1:23 But I am hard pressed between the two. My yearning desire is to depart (to be free of this world, to set forth) and be with Christ, for that is far, far better;

4. CHRIST is better than the angels

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.

5. The Greater One blesses the lesser

Hebrews 7:7 (The Message)

7:7 In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater.

6. A better hope brought us nearer to GOD

Hebrews 7:19 (The Message)

7:19 the law brought nothing to maturity. Another way—Jesus!—a way that does work, that brings us right into the presence of God, is put in its place.

7. We have a better testament

Hebrews 7:22 (Amplified Bible)

7:22 In keeping with [the oath’s greater strength and force], Jesus has become the Guarantee of a better (stronger) agreement [a more excellent and more advantageous covenant].

Our testament in our times are run by Grace not by Law.

IX. CONCLUSION:

I'm so blessed by the Greater GOD LORD JESUS CHRIST in every moment, in every opportunity of our life. Let CHRIST be Greater in me, while I become lesser and lesser.

John 3:30 (Amplified Bible)

3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]

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