Lecture 11 - 1 Timothy, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter
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Christ is God’s Last Word
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom heappointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
(Heb 1:1-2)If Jesus is who he said he was
God has held nothing back about himself.There are no new revelations to come after the time of the New Testament
anythingnew necessarily would demote Jesus.The Christian claim is if you want to know what God is really like
look at Jesus.
Christ is Superior to Angels
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he
sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. 4 This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the nameGod gave him is greater than their names.
Christ is Superior to Moses
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2 He was faithful to the one whoappointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all Go
d’s house. 3 Jesus has been found
worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.