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Old Covenant Rendered Obsolete in the Son

SYNOPSIS The arrival of the superior “word” in the Son means that the jurisdiction of the Law given at Sinai has been superseded by the “word” spoken in Jesus.

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The book of Hebrews is structured around a series of comparisons that demonstrate the superiority of the revelation given in Jesus to that of the legislation given to Israel at Mount Sinai. The purpose is not to denigrate Moses or the Law, but to stress the superiority of the final “Word” spoken by God in His Son. Continue reading Old Covenant Rendered Obsolete in the Son

Son is Superior to Angels

SYNOPSIS The book of Hebrews demonstrates the superiority of the Son over angels before showing how the word of the Son exceeds that of angels given at Mount Sinai – Hebrews 1:5-2:4.

winged human statueThe letter to the Hebrews is built on a series of comparisons designed to demonstrate the superiority of the revelation God has given in His Son over His past “words spoken” in the prophets, angels, Moses, and through the Levitical priesthood. His past revelations were valid but, also, partial and promissory. His final Word has been “spoken” in a Son.

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Exaltation of Jesus in Hebrews

SYNOPSIS The book of Hebrews presents the exaltation of the Son – the transition of Jesus to sovereignty over the Cosmos because of his Death and Resurrection. 

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Threaded through the epistle to the Hebrews is the transition of the Son from one status to a higher one, his elevation the result of his death and resurrection. The purpose of demonstrating the superiority of the Son over all his predecessors is to encourage Christians to hold tightly to their confession and not apostatize by regressing to outdated revelations. The theme is integral to the Author’s doctrinal proposition: Continue reading Exaltation of Jesus in Hebrews

NEW COVENANT REPLACES THE OLD ONE

SYNOPSIS – Jesus inaugurated the promised New Covenant that replaces the former and now obsolete covenant – Hebrews 8:13

According to the book of Hebrews, the word that God spoke in His Son surpasses all the partial “words” that preceded it. Jesus went beyond his predecessors, having “achieved the purification of sins.” Therefore, he has been exalted to “sit down” at the right hand of God and appointed the “heir of all things” who reigns sovereign over the Cosmos and, as their everlasting priest, intercedes for his people. His victory means the promised “new covenant” has been inaugurated – (Psalm 110:1-4, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 1:1-4).

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