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Getting to Know Jesus: Hebrews 1

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Hebrews remains a significant book of the Bible. Given the title, it is addressed to Hebrews, or Jews, who struggle with the tension between Jewish tradition and faith in Christ. But Hebrews is relevant to all because it points out that the “old way” of doing things is never enough. Not the “old law.” Not “old good deeds.” Not “old knowledge.” Not “old religion.” We can never do… be…  think… or learn… enough in order to be saved by God. There must be some kind of transaction to take place to atone for sin. And we all have sin. Hebrews makes a declaration based upon what Jesus has accomplished through His death and resurrection. That Jesus is enough. He is the transaction. Simple as that. There is no longer any need to measure up to the former law of Moses, since the whole point of the law was to make atonement for sins and bridge the gap between humans and God. Now that Jesus has already done that by dying for our sins, there is permanent, eternal salvation for all who profess His name. He is the law fulfilled. He is the everlasting covenant.  And as we get to know Jesus by reading in Hebrews opening chapter, we understand just who Jesus is as God almighty. The beginning. The Author. The Sustainer.

Summary: Hebrews 1

The author introduces Jesus as being the spokesman of God in the present time, and that in the former times God spoke through prophets; the author continues to elaborate regarding Jesus’ nature and role as the Son of God; and then the author quotes scriptures and talks about how God the Father speaks about Jesus.

You can also read Hebrews 1 here: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hebrews+1&version=ESV

 

Jesus in Hebrews 1:1-14

 

“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power.” -Hebrews 1:3-

 

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