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TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (Part 2) (4 of 48)
We started in the book of Hebrews last week and I
basically just set the atmosphere for this section on
angels. One of the purposes of the book of Hebrews is
to set forth the superiority of Jesus Christ. of
course, another great purpose is to encourage us as
believers to go on to maturity in the Christian life.
I think those two are connected together because when
we understand how wonderful Jesus is and that in
Christ we have all and more than all we could ever
desire or need, it's a challenge to us to move on, to
move up in our Christian life.
In that setting he has said in the opening verses of
the chapter that Jesus is superior to the Old
Testament prophets. He outspoke the prophets. God
spoke in the Old Testament through the prophets, but
in these last days He has spoken to us in His Son the
Lord Jesus Christ. That's a better word. The full,
final word, the final revelation of God is in the
person of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, in verse 4 to the end of the chapter he is going
to show us that Jesus is better than the angels. He
has set forth in these verses the superiority of the
Lord Jesus Christ.
I talked a little bit last week about the renewed
interest in angels and the fact that we see it in our
bookstores. It's on television. "Touched by An Angel."
The Bible teaches the existence of angels. How that
there are millions and millions of angels, according
to Scripture. All of these different things about the
angels. I talked about the fact that one of the
functions of the angels is to worship and praise the
Lord. Another function was to bring messages from
heaven to the earth. The angel Gabriel brought the
announcement that Mary had been chosen as the human
vehicle to bring the Son of God into the world. the
word, angel, means messenger. The Bible teaches that
the angels played an important ...
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