Priestly Supremacy The cosmic supremacy of Christ dazzles the mind: He is Inheritor, Creator, Sustainer, Radiator, and Representor. As Radiator— the radiance of the glory of God—Jesus is part of the source, one with the Father. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone Psalm 91:11,12. There is also agreement that the author, whoever he was, was a magnificent stylist with an immense vocabulary and a vast knowledge of the Greek Old Testament. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
If I place the number one penny back in my pocket and mix all the pennies again, the chances of pulling out penny number two would be one in a hundred. In this insightful commentary, readers will find a gold mine of helpful discussion related to a book of the Bible that is easily misunderstood and often overlooked. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. All things are yours, says Paul, whether. On one occasion they are described as assembling in a great throng numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands Revelation 5:11. For a fraction of an inch inward from this outline the landscape was just visible through them: beyond that they were opaque. And Zechariah employed mysterious signs.
He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. It was always progressive, revealing more of God and his ways. In the midst of the battle, may this be our lot: Lord. He can sustain the universe, and he can sustain the struggling, harried church. The apparent silence of God in the face of imminent persecution that troubled that tiny house-church two millennia ago provides a touch-point with today, for Ingmar Bergman well-represents our troubled world that bristles at the imagined silence of God.
Later come the chubby infantile nudes of Raphael; finally the soft, slim, girlish, and consolatory angels of nineteenth century art, shapes so feminine that they avoid being voluptuous only by their total insipidity. Long ago, says the writer, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets v. He has authored numerous books for Crossway, including Disciplines of a Godly Man, and is the series editor and a contributor to the popular Preaching the Word series. Phillips Brooks illustrated it by the analogy of a train conductor who comes to believe that he has been to the places he announces because of his long and loud heralding of them. He is not passively upholding the universe like Atlas sustaining the dead weight of the world. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
With divisions and outlines that are never forced but flow naturally from the text, Hebrews will be a great resource for all who desire to communicate God's truth and seek to grow in their own faith through personal Bible study. They were being tempted to compromise. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. Some had begun to avoid contact with outsiders. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power: it not only presents the supremacy of Jesus Christ unlike any other New Testament book, but it also repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader.
Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Bunyan, Rutherford, Bonhoeffer, Solzhenitsyn, Colson— all looked through the bars and saw the stars. 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. When we see him, we know just what the God of the universe is like. The Greek here is even more exciting: If anyone is in Christ, new creation! Virtually all agree that the grand theme of this epistle is the supremacy and finality of Christ.
With divisions and outlines that are never forced but flow naturally from the text, Hebrews will be a great resource for all who desire to communicate God's truth and seek to grow in their own faith through personal Bible study. And again he says, Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth Philippians 2:9, 10. No angel ever had that! Though we can never perfectly embody the truth we preach, we must be subject to it, long for it, and make it as much a part of our ethos as possible. 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. And the prospect was also face-saving because it did not deny that they had had a real experience with an exalted being. Copyright © 1946, 1952, 1971, 1973 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. So there is general agreement as to the theme, the purpose, the spiritual status of the recipients, and the anonymity and ability of the author.
They will also execute the judgment against Satan and his servants Revelation 19:17—20:3, 10. The writer establishes this through two Old Testament quotations. Previously published as two volumes copyright © 1993 by R. Perhaps no more than fifteen or twenty were seated or standing around the house. Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours. Jesus had the name Son from all eternity, and it is the name he will always keep, as the perfect tense of the phrase the name he has inherited indicates. 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.