Our Superlative Savior
Now let's read together uh the first four verses of the book of Hebrews. And it says "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these days spoken unto us by his son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who," that is God's son, "being the brightness of his glory and the expressed image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high."
Now notice especially verse four. "Being made so much better than the angels," and I'm going to stop there. So much better. I'm going to be talking today about OUR SUPERLATIVE SAVIOR, our Savior who is so much better. And you're going to find this phrase better or much better used over and over and over again in the book of Hebrews because it speaks of the superiority of our superlative Savior, our wonderful salvation.
You see, the book of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians, people who had received Christ and yet they had a tendency to go back to the old way, to cling to the old customs, the old traditions, the old ceremonies and what the book of Hebrews was written to show us is that those things were shadows of the substance that is to come. And that they need to leave the shadows and come to the substance because the substance, Jesus, is so much better. Now, if there is a mean dog and that dog has a bone in its mouth or even a nice dog for that matter. And you try to take the bone from him, he might bite you. But here's the way to get a bone from a dog. It's perhaps a little expensive, but I believe it would work. You just take a nice t-bone steak and put it down there on the ground in front of him and see if he doesn't drop the bone in order to get the steak-and then you pick up the bone. Now, I believe that in a sense what uh, the writer of Hebrews, whom r thin ...
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