God's Final Word (2 of 48) by Jerry Vines

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God's Final Word (2 of 48)
Hebrews
Jerry Vines
Hebrews 1:2-3
1/31/01

We have begun a new study in the book of Hebrews. We
took the first verse last week and spent our time on
the first verse. Now, we are going to look at verses 2
and 3.

God's message to us, succinctly put in these three
verses is this: God has spoken. That's the essence of
what you find. Then, using two prepositional phrases,
he tells us that God spoke in the Old Testament
Scriptures and that God spoke in His Son, the Lord
Jesus.

In verse 1 the prepositional phrase is "in time past."
God spoke in time past by the prophets. Now, in verse
2 he says, "in these last days." God spoke to us in
His Son in these last days.

The Old Testament gives us God's partial word. It was
in many pieces, fragmentary. Here a little, there a
little. Progressive revelation. God opening up truth
as it moved along.

His purpose in the book of Hebrews is to show the
superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ. You will find
that one of the key words in the book is the word
"better." It occurs 13 times in this letter. It occurs
the first time down in verse 4. "Being made so much
better than the angels."

God willing, next Wednesday night, after the pastors'
conference, I'll bring a message entitled "Touched By
an Angel." We'll talk about the angels and why Jesus
is better than the angels. He says in these verses
that Jesus outranks the angels. He will also say in
the rest of these verses in Hebrews 1 that Jesus
Christ outlasts the creation. Now, he has said in
these first three verses that Jesus outspeaks the
prophets. They were God's partial word. When God spoke
in His Son, the Lord Jesus that is God's final word.
God's full, final, complete message to mankind is
found in the Person of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus
Christ.

John 1:18 says, "No man has seen God at any time, the
only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father,
he hath de ...


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