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The Elevation of Jesus Christ
I want to begin our time this morning reviewing what we have learned in the first 10 chapters of Hebrews up until now. We have come a long way and have heard a lot of information. I want to briefly put that information together for you so as to give you a picture of Hebrews so far. This will help us in our study this morning as we will be transitioning from the doctrinal arguments for Christ's superiority to the application and practice of making Christ superior in our lives. This is where our series title comes into play. This is where we now, based on learning about His superiority, elevate Jesus Christ in our lives!
So lets review just a little bit then we will move forward.
In the first chapter of Hebrews, in the first 6 verses we found, that there is no religion or secular philosophy that can compete with Christianity because they cannot compete with Christianity's great leader -- the Lord Jesus Christ!
Christ's Purpose was to act as God's Spokesman and His final Word! No one on earth can make that claim or has been given that type of authority.
Christ holds five positions that no one in the world can claim. He is the,
1. Heir of all things
2. Maker of the world
3. Exact representation, impression, or image of God (He is God)
4. Upholder of all things
5. Sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high
Christianity stands because Christ stands supreme above all things in heaven and earth and has been given all things under his feet. No one can shake such a solid and divine foundation.
In chapter two, we see the phrase, "for this reason" and if we follow it to verse four we see the reason is to motivate Christians not to neglect the message of the Messenger, Jesus Christ and to continue to confirm it to others.
That great salvation that is being given to us does several things for us. It means that...
Mans dominion that was ...
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