He not only revealed its details to man through the preaching of the gospel but also fulfilled its conditions for both God and man. When we understand the supremacy of Christ, we have a more accurate view of Him. Please do not feel ashamed, afraid or embarrassed to claim that Christ is the only way to come to God.
The word firstborn may seem confusing. The author confirms his statement by pointing to a self-evident fact: This is not to say that we no longer need to struggle against sin. In fact, he says, the blood life of animals could not remove sins, no matter how many were sacrificed, and explains why this was so in the next verse.
The word "mediator" would have been familiar to the readers of this letter. Printed by InterVarsity Press, this is an excellent one-volume resource for understanding the customs and background history, language, and geography behind the verses of the New Testament.
Level of reading is High School and Adult. The prophet says that a new covenant would be given, a different type was necessary, and the author of Hebrews is saying that this covenant has now been enacted by Jesus Christ. This Jesus, once having offered His sacrifice, is not like the earthly priests who continually offer sacrifice; who do so in a man made place; who have no rest.
This is evident in the many comparisons of Jesus to Old Testament roles and rituals. When Jesus lived on earth, He showed us how to do the right thing under all the different situations. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
A main theme of the book of Hebrews is explaining the work of Jesus in the context of the Old Testament system.
This truth is essential for our salvation. Superior high priest Heb 2: The authority by which He works is superior a new covenant based on better provisions.
He begins by arguing that if the sacrifices offered in the Old Testament worked, they would have cleansed the consciences the priests who offered them by authority and command of the Law.
Jesus is the ultimate in power, glory, authority, and importance.
Conditions of the New Covenant In the final section we see that this new covenant has three important features.
Summary The lesson here for us and every generation is that those who receive forgiveness of sins and all have access to this through Christ will be changed, born again, become new creations from the inside out! The writer to the Hebrews showed these Jewish Christian believers that, though they were faced with suffering, they were indeed following a better way and they should persevere.
Here the writer of Hebrews gave us another reason why Jesus can help us. In the new covenant, divine matters would not be the private possession of a particular class priest, scribe. He both encompasses and supersedes the old way of doing things.
This is the climax of his letter. The way to enter was now clear, and that way was through faith in Jesus Christ.Hebrews The Superiority of Christ Superiority of Christ's person, Superiority of Christ's work, the Christian walk. Background: An author (unknown to us) encouraged Jewish believers to grow in Christ around AD Theme: The superiority of Christ Outline: Superiority of Christ's Person and Work, and the Christian's Walk Key Verse: "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact.
Jesus' Superiority over Moses in Hebrews However, in first-century Jewish thought Moses was held in al- most God-like esteem, even higher than angels. Question: "What is the supremacy of Christ and what are its implications?" Answer: The supremacy of Christ is a doctrine surrounding the authority of Jesus and His God-nature.
In the simplest of terms, to affirm the supremacy of Christ is to affirm that Jesus is God.
(Ehrman ) The main theme of the Epistle to the Hebrews is that Jesus is the superiority over Prophets, Angels, Moses, Joshua and the Jewish Priesthood. Jesus is above all of these because he paid the ultimate sacrifice once and for all when he died on the cross covering all sins.
Jesus: Greater than the Jewish Religion 10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
The author's purpose was to compare the Levitical religious system and Jesus Christ to demonstrate Jesus' superiority as a person and as a minister for our spiritual needs. We had to learn a lot. But what do Jews believe about Jesus? For some Jews, the name alone is nearly synonymous with pogroms and Crusades, charges of deicide and centuries of Christian anti-Semitism.
Other Jews, recently, have come to regard him as a Jewish teacher.Download