What Christ Is
Jesse M. Hendley
We want to study today What Christ Means to the Believer as found in the Book of Hebrews, chapter 1, verse 3. This is a very wonderful passage as it shows what Christ is to the child of God. How we should appropriate what He is to us and ENJOY the salvation we have in HIM!
The Book of Hebrews is a marvelous book. It is one entire letter. It is not divided into chapters in the original but is a letter written out so the people could read it in its entirety. If you receive a letter, you don't read the first part then skip to the last part then come back to the middle part. You read completely THROUGH your letter so that it makes sense. So it is with this marvelous letter to the Hebrews. There are some wonderful statements about what Christ MEANS- TO US. There is a "key" to each chapter.
First of all, in chapter 1, verse 3, we read that CHRIST is the SIN-PURGER for EVERY BELIEVER. "Who (speaking of Christ) being the brightness of God's glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself PURGED OUR SINS, He sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high."
Many times in reading the Bible we LOSE some of the RICHEST truths and thoughts by the MASS of it. You know, sometimes my wife has in our living room something that pleases me very much. She has a large mirror, and she will take a little vase and put a beautiful rose in it---a single rose---in that vase. And it is lovely to see it there, that red, velvety looking rose. Now if there were a DOZEN OR MORE perhaps it would not seem so beautiful to me. But that ONE rose accentuates the beauty and glory of a rose!So it is in many of the passages of the Bible. For instance, in this Book of Hebrews, there are many SINGLE PASSAGES just reaching out to you! Many times there are TREMENDOUS THOUGHTS OF GOD, in a SINGLE PHRASE.
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