Hebrews Part 1 - The Test

— Hebrews 1-5:10

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  • Andrew Fountain — May 10th, 2011

Hebrews 1:1-4

  1. After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets,
  2. in these last days he has spoken to us in a son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the world.
  3. The Son is
    • the radiance of his glory
    • and the representation of his essence
    • and he sustains all things by his powerful word

Jesus is God’s final word

Hebrews 1:1-4 cont’d

  1. …and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
  2. Thus he became so far better than the angels as he has inherited a name superior to theirs

Hebrews 2:1-3

  1. Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
  2. For if the message spoken through angels proved to be so firm that every violation or disobedience received its just penalty,
  3. how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?

[1:5-2:4] Exhortation to pay attention

Psalm 8 - Creation

  1. O Lord, our Lord,
    how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth!
    You reveal your majesty in the heavens above!
  1. When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made,
    and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place...

Hebrews 2:6-8

  1. What is man that you think of him
    or the son of man that you care for him?
  2. You made him lower than the angels for a little while.
    You crowned him with glory and honour.
  3. You put all things under his control.

Hebrews 2:8-11

  1. At present we do not yet see all things under his control,
  2. but we see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honour because he suffered death, so that by God’s grace he would experience death on behalf of everyone.
  3. For it was fitting for him, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
  4. …and so he is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters,

2. The testing of Israel as a re-run of Adam

Hebrews 3:16-19

  1. For which ones heard and rebelled? Was it not all who came out of Egypt under Moses’ leadership?
  2. And against whom was God provoked for forty years? Was it not those who sinned, whose dead bodies fell in the wilderness?
  3. And to whom did he swear they would never enter into his rest, except those who were disobedient?
  4. So we see that they could not enter because of unbelief.


Our destiny is to be with Christ in glory

  • Heb 12:28 —we will receive a kingdom
  • Our destiny is to be kings with Jesus, to rule over angels,
  • Rev 3:21 —one of the most striking: “I will grant him to sit on my throne as I sat down with my Father on his throne”

Updated on 2011-05-11 by Andrew Fountain