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1 The Christ of Hebrews Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ

2 The Christ of Hebrews Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrews 1:1-2

3 The Christ of Hebrews Purpose Written to Jewish Christians To encourage Remain in “the faith”

4 The Christ of Hebrews Three Dispensations Patriarch – Fathers, Adam through Jacob Mosaic – Old Law – Dreams, visions, theophanies Christian – Last Days, now – “has spoken”

5 The Christ of Hebrews Outline Introduction & Superiority of Christ as Son (Heb. 1:1-3) Superiority of Christ over Angels (Heb. 1:4-2:18) Superiority of Christ over Moses (Heb. 3:1-4:13) Superiority of Christ to Old Testament High Priest (Heb. 4:14-10:18) Practical Applications (Heb. 10:19-13:17) Conclusion and Benediction (Heb. 13:18- 25)

6 The Christ of Hebrews Author Not revealed Speculation includes: Paul, Barnabas, Clement, Apollos, Luke, Aquila, Priscilla Audience Jewish Christians Date Probably prior to A.D. 70

7 The Christ of Hebrews Purpose of this class Superiority and Sufficiency of Christ Superiority and Sufficiency of New Covenant

8 The Christ of Hebrews Kal va-homer Jewish logic of argument. Literally means “Light to Heavy” “How much more…”

9 The Christ of Hebrews Hebrews 9: For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

10 The Christ of Hebrews Proverbs 11:31 If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner! Jeremiah 12:5a If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses?

11 The Christ of Hebrews John 7:23 If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well? Matthew 12:11-12 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

12 The Christ of Hebrews Hebrews 9: For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

13 The Christ of Hebrews II Corinthians 3:7-8 Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses 'face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory?


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