GODíS FINAL WORD IS IN HIS SON
I.† TEXTUAL THOUGHTS
††††††††††††††† 1.† Matthew 28:18-19 - Jesus has been given all authority
††††††††††††††† 2.† Matthew 17:1-5 - God spoke from heaven and said we are to hear His Son
††††††††††††††† 3.† Colossians 1:15-23 - Jesus is creator, and the express image of the invisible God.
††††††††††††††† 4.† John 1:1-4 - Jesus is the Word sent from heaven and sent as a message from God.
II.† MAIN THEME:† Hebrews 1:1-14 - God now speaks to us by His Son, who has been given all authority in heaven and on earth.† Even the angels worship the Son, and are sent forth to minister to the saved.
††††††††††††††† 1.† In the past, God spoke His messages through the prophets - verse 1.
a. In various times - Moses, Deuteronomy 18:15; David, Acts 2:29-30; Isaiah, Acts 8:28-30
b. In various way - Holy Spirit inspired the words of the prophets,2 Peter 1:19-21;
through signs, James 5:17-18, Exodus 10;1-2; through role-playing, Hosea 1:2-3.
††††††††††††††† 2. The Son was the spokesman for the creation - verse 2; Colossians 1:15-17; John 1:1-4.
††††††††††††††† 3. Now God speaks to us through His Son - verse 2.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a. During his earthly walk, the Father said to listen to Jesus - Matthew 17:1-5.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. Jesus claimed that his words would be our judge - John 12:47-50.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c. Jesus continues to hold all things together by his word - Hebrew 1:3.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† d. Jesus reigns using his word like a sharp sword out of his mouth - Revelation 1:16; 19:15.
††††††††††††††† 4. Jesus, Godís Son, embodies the message and image of God - verse 3.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a. He is the brightness of Godís glory - Matthew 17:1-5; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. He is the express image of Godís person - Colossians 2:9-10; John 1:18; 14:9-11.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c. He upholds all things by His word - Colossians 1:17-18; 2 Peter 3:1-7, 13.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† d. He has purged our sins - 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Hebrews 10:9-10; Romans 5:8.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† e. He sat down at the right hand of God - Acts 2:32-36; Philippians 2:5-11.
††††††††††††††† 5. Godís Son is superior to the angels - verse 4.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a. Because he is born of God - verse 5.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. Because the angels worship him - verse 6.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c. Because the angels are ministering spirits - verse 7, 14.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† d. Because the Son sits upon the throne of God forever - verse 8-9, 13.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† e. Because the Son created all things - verse 10-12.
III. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
1. Since God speaks through His Son now, we need to pay attention to the stories of Jesus; the gospel
of Christ is of first importance.† Hebrews 12:1-3;† John 6:68-69;† 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.
2. Jesus reflected the glory of His Father while on earth.† We need to reflect the glory of Christ during
our daily walk on earth.† 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6;† Ephesians 4:1; 5:1-2.
3. Christ was an ambassador of God, reconciling sinful people to God.† We are also ambassadors of
God, carrying the message of reconciliation to sinful people.† 2 Corinthians 5:18-20;†
4. We can admire the ministry of angels, but we should never exalt them to a position of worship.
Worship is reserved for God (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit) only.† Colossians 2:18;† Revelation 22:8-9.
5. Remember that the Son (Jesus) is called God - Hebrews 1:8-9;† Isaiah 9:6.
6. Jesus will always remain the same.† Though the heavens and the earth will one day be completely
destroyed, the Son will continue never changing.† Hebrews 1:10-12; 7:24-25; 13:8;
IV. MEMORY VERSES† -† HEBREWS 1:1-2