The Supremacy of Jesus Christ
April 15, 2018 Speaker: Daniel Davey
Passage: Hebrews 1:1–1:14
The Book of Hebrews is an atypical NT book flowing easily between exposition and exhortation. The author's main concern is to exalt the person of Jesus Christ to his readers. His audience consisted of Jewish believers in Rome who were facing a spiritual danger unlike that of those who came to Christ out of paganism. These believers had confessed Jesus to be their Lord; yet were struggling with various religious pressures from their past life to walk away from their faith in Christ and return to the faith of their heritage. The author uses several fundamental Jewish items to show how Jesus far surpasses all that Judaism held dear. In the end, the author calls for these believers to make Jesus supreme in their lives, and live in a way that is pleasing in the sight of God (13:20-21).