Summary: Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who intimately knows our weakness, yet He is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters.
The epistle to the Hebrews is about Christ in His glory. It reveals “The Superiority of Christ.”
As we look at Hebrews we see key insights about Jesus and His life on earth.
We see a number of theological conclusions from the Old Testament concerning the awesome greatness of Christ and the ministry of is glory today.
The important references to Jesus “in the days of His flesh.”
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who intimately knows our weakness, yet He is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters, as Hebrews 2:11 says!
For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, Hebrews 2:11
The abundant Old Testament quotations and arguments portray Jesus as a Son greater than Moses, the conqueror greater than Joshua, and the priest greater than Aaron.
In all respects, Christ supersedes all!
And His present ministry as intercessor for believers assures us that we shall persevere until we fully receive the “kingdom which cannot be shaken.” Hebrews 11:28
Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, Hebrews 5:7 (NKJV)
1. The Way Christ is Superior
God, who in times past using different methods, and other ways spoke of in time past the unspeakable, in the time past.
He God spoke always to our ancestors, through the appointed prophets.
At the end of the Old Testament God spoke through his Son, whom God has appointed heir of all things. Hebrews 1:1-2 (MB)
4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5For to which of the angels did He ever say: "You are My Son; Today I have begotten You"? And again: "I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son"?
6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him."
7 And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire."
8 But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions."
10 And: "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
11 They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment;
12 Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail."
13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies, Your footstool"? Hebrews 1:4-13
5 For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.
6 But one testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him?
7 You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands.
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:5-9
2. The Superiority of Christ’s Works
Let me say that we have too hold tight to the declaration of our faith.
You see we have a great high priest who has returned to heaven, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
Our great high priest sees our weakness and sympathizes our weaknesses. While hear on this earth he was tempted in every way that you and I our tempted and yet he did not sin, as we do.
We therefore can boldly go before the throne of God and call him Aba, because we are his adopted children, joint heirs with his Son.
At the Throne of God, we will receive God's kindness to receive mercy and find kindness, which will help us at the right time. Hebrews 4:14-16 (MB)