The Christ Factor (3 of 4) by Jeff Strite
This content is part of a series.The Christ Factor (3 of 4)
Series: The Max Factor
OPEN: A preacher and a member of his congregation stood by the side of the road. They were taking turns holding up a sign that said, ''The End is Near! Turn around before it's too late!''
It wasn't too long until a car drove up, the driver saw the sign, rolled down his window and yelled out: ''I just wish you religious nuts would leave us alone!'' and he sped up and drove around the curve out of sight.
Shortly, you could hear the sound of tires screeching on the pavement… and a big splash.
The church member turned to his preacher and said, ''You know, I told you we should have just put up a sign that said 'bridge out'''
APPLY: It's obvious that those church people should have been more selective in what they put on their sign. And, because they weren't careful in how they phrased their warning… a driver ignored them.
If something is important enough - if it's critical enough - we try to be careful what we say and how we say it. There are times when we do not want to be misunderstood.
In our passage in Hebrews 1, God is telling us that He was very selective in how He spoke to us. Hebrews 1:1 tells us that ''In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways''
God had something to say.
And what He had to say was so important that He used special people called a very special group of people called ''prophets'' that He spoke through. And He repeated His message through those prophets at ''many times and in various ways.''
Now, that implies that God had something specific He wanted to talk about.
What could that be?
Well, Hebrews tells us plainly:
God spoke through those prophets at many time and various ways - BUT NOW He has spoken by His Son.
What that's telling us is this: His Son was the message.
The coming of Jesus was what God was focusing on all through the Old Testament times.
In fact there is the ...
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