previous sermon series - greater
Theology is the study of the nature of God and there is no greater book in all of the New Testament than Hebrews at defining God. In this anonymous letter, Jesus Christ is defined as "the one who is greater." He is a better High Priest, sacrifice, lawgiver, and leader than those who led God's people in the Old Testament. He is the "author and finisher" of our faith. He is the one we should look to and follow. He is greater. As we explore what that idea means, we hope you'll join us in appreciation of the One who is unlike the rest, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
LOUD & CLEAR
What you think about God and how you think about God matters. In the first few verses of Hebrews, the unknown author implores us to unbox God and explore our relationship with Jesus Christ. He is our maker, our Savior, and the Son of God. He is greater than anything this world has ever seen. That starting point sets the stage for the message and beauty of Hebrews.
Son & Servant
Moses was a great servant of God, but Jesus is greater. The author of Hebrews wants something to be crystal clear for everyone who reads this book. God’s servants can be special, valuable, and life-changing, but even the best of His servants pale in comparison to His Son.
Jesus is our High Priest. To many Christians, that idea is completely misunderstood. We don’t quite know what it means to have a High Priest or even what a High Priest does. The author of Hebrews spends several chapters detailing the work, heritage, and value of Jesus as our High Priest. It’s quite exceptional, once you see the connection and the purpose of His work.
trust & obey
Hebrews Chapter 11 teaches us about faith, faith teaches us about trust and obedience. As we explore what this chapter means, we look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith as our greatest example.
Hebrews Chapter 12 introduces us to something truly beautiful - the Kingdom of God founded at Mount Zion, not Mount Sinai. That difference allows the final “greater” message of Hebrews to make itself clear - the Kingdom of God isn’t physical, it’s spiritual.