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Doctrinal: The Superiority of Christ and His Priesthood
Hebrews 1:1 – 10:18
– Doctrinal: The Superiority of Christ and His Priesthood Hebrews 1:1 – 10:18
– Christ is Superior to the Prophets: the Glories of the Son of God Hebrews 1:1-4
– Christ is Superior to the Angels: as Son of God and Son of Man Hebrews 1:5 – 2:18
– Christ is Superior to Moses: the House of God Hebrews 3:1-6
– (The Folly of Unbelief: Christ is Superior to Joshua) Hebrews 3:7 – 4:13
– Christ is Superior to Aaron: the Melchizedek Priesthood Hebrews 4:14 – 7:28
– Our Sympathetic High Priest Hebrews 4:14-16
– Aaron’s Priesthood Compared to Christ’s: Melchizedek Introduced Hebrews 5:1-10
– Rebuke for Immaturity: Need to Turn Aside To Less Spiritual Things Hebrews 5:11-14
– (The Hebrews’ Spiritual Babyhood Addressed) Hebrews 6
– The Melchizedek Priesthood Proved Greater than Aaron’s Hebrews 7
– Christ is Superior to the Entire Jewish System: Two Covenants Hebrews 8 – 10:18
– Summary Hebrews 8:1-2
– A Better Covenant Hebrews 8:3-13
– A Better Sanctuary Hebrews 9:1-12
– A Better Sacrifice Hebrews 9:13 – 10:18
Christ is Superior to the Prophets: the Glories of the Son of God
Hebrews 1:1-4

God’s Revelation through the Prophets (v.1)

God having spoken in many parts and in many ways formerly to the fathers in the prophets, v.1 This epistle begins as abruptly and majestically as the Jews own scriptures began; “in the beginning, God…”

God’s Revelation in Son (vv.2-4)

2 at the end of these days has spoken to us in the person of the Son, whom he has established heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; v.2 He is the Creator of all things, an infinite power which can only be connected with His deity.
3 who being the effulgence of his glory and the expression of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, having made by himself the purification of sins, set himself down on the right hand of the greatness on high, 
4 taking a place by so much better than the angels, as he inherits a name more excellent than they. 
Set himself down. Like a prince who says to his father the king, I am going to enter the kingdom, not as a prince, but rather as a commoner. As a commoner, He wins great honors. Thereafter, the prince would hold title to all things, not only because of who He is as the king’s son, but because of what he has done. In the same way, the Son of God became man, and made purgation for sin by the sacrifice of Himself, and thus sits Himself down in the full rights of the finished work of Calvary.
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