Angels are mentioned over one hundred times in the Old Testament and more than 160 times in the New Testament. Whenever he looked straight at them they appeared to be rushing towards him with enormous speed: whenever his eyes took in their surroundings he realized that they were stationary. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No angel ever had that! How do we account for this sense of his smile? Moreover the explicit mission of the Spirit is to make Christ known John 14:26; 16:13—15. The Old Testament book of 1 Samuel records the story of three important leaders in Israel's history: Samuel, Saul, and David.
Oh, the eloquence of God! The unequalled glories of Jesus Christ the solemn danger of drifting away from dependence on divine grace a heavenly high priest who understands and is ever ready to help the rest only God can give, even in the middle of trials and of demanding ministry the hope that is ours through a blood covenant with an awesome God these and other topics from Hebrews must be understood and put to work practically if we are to live and serve as God's people today. Actually this is a cosmic achievement because Jesus did something no man or priest could ever do: offer alone the sacrifice that paid for all sins. As Job said, Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! You are not an exception to his creativity, no matter how unique you may imagine yourself or your problem to be. What has happened when this takes place? The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. We cannot create the tiniest speck of dust, much less a mayfly, but he created the universe. And what terrific power they wield! But as the man thought further, he realized that his analogy suggested just the opposite: for Shakespeare as creator could make it possible.
It is also true that no New Testament book has had more background research than Hebrews, and none has spawned a greater diversity of opinion. Both mean messenger, designating their essential functions as divine message-bearers. I also challenge them to carefully study the book of Hebrews, for in it they will find life-changing thoughts that are unique to the New Testament. The author feared there might be those who, if arrested, would succumb to the conditions of release—a public denial of Christ 6:6; 10:29. Then we began to joke about how all this happened by chance. It is also true that no New Testament book has had more background The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. This is a mind-boggling truth, to say the least.
Paul makes dramatic reference to this in Colossians 1:16b: all things were created. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. Representor The following phrase balances out his identity by emphasizing that he is also the Representor of God: and the exact imprint of his nature v. If one does this, the pressure will be off. But the thunder of his power who can understand? The writer is very specific here.
It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. There is nothing in your soul that is beyond the creative power of God. God utilized great devices to instruct his prophets. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. John 1:3 Yet for us there is. Romans 11:36 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
He put on skin, so to speak. Priestly Supremacy The cosmic supremacy of Christ dazzles the mind: He is Inheritor, Creator, Sustainer, Radiator, and Representor. Kent Hughes 1—2 Peter and Jude David R. God spoke in the past, and he speaks in the present in his Son. Do you know this Son? However, virtually all agree that the grand theme of this epistle is the supremacy and finality of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Extending the analogy, Shakespeare could, in principle, write himself into the play and dialogue with Hamlet. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. As Creator of the universe, he is its natural heir. What awesome beings are angels! An unbeliever was once musing about what he considered to be the impossibility of knowing God. And, You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But of course the picture did not speak.
Psalm 19:1—4 The cosmic eloquence of God is deafening, but many will not hear it. He says, We now know that our galaxy is only one of some hundred thousand million that can be seen using modern telescopes, each galaxy itself containing some hundred thousand million stars. He retired from his pulpit ministry at College Church and was given the title Senior Pastor Emeritus in December 2006. Kent Hughes Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon R. It was always progressive, revealing more of God and his ways.
He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and 21 grandchildren. Thus Jesus is specifically said to be heir to Planet Earth and its peoples. This is also a quotation from a well-known messianic passage, commonly called the Davidic Covenant, in which the prophet Nathan told David that after his death his son would build a house for God and establish a royal throne that would endure forever. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. On top of that, the work of Edwin Hubble, based on the Doppler effect, has shown that all red-spectrumed galaxies are moving away from us—and that nearly all are red. The unequalled glories of Jesus Christ--the solemn danger of drifting away from dependence on divine grace--a heavenly high priest who understands and is ever ready to help--the rest only God can give, even in the middle of trials and of demanding ministry--the hope that is ours through a blood covenant with an awesome God--these and other topics from Hebrews must be understood and put to work practically if we are to live and serve as God's people today.