Jesus is Greater
Jesus is greater than angels
A. Because Jesus is God (1:1-4)
i. God has spoken
ii. God has spoken through a Son
B. Because Jesus is the Rightful King (1:5-6)
i. Jesus is the rightful Davidic King
ii. Angels will worship the rightful King
C. Because Jesus is the Righteous King (1:7-9)
i. Angels are merely agents of righteousness
ii. Jesus rules righteously
iii. Jesus loves righteousness
D. Because Jesus is the Eternal King (1:10-14)
i. Jesus was there at the foundation of the earth
ii. Jesus will outlast the earth
iii. Jesus will rule until His enemies submit
E. Response: Pay the greatest attention to the Message (2:1-4)
i. Because you may drift away
ii. Because there is no chance for escape
iii. Because the Message was confirmed.
F. Because all things will submit to Jesus (2:5-9)
i. Nothing can resist His rule
ii. One day all things will submit to Him
iii. All things will submit to Him because He tasted death for everyone.
G. Because God chose for Jesus to suffer (2:10-13)
i. God chose for Jesus to suffer because it is the only way.
ii. God chose for Jesus to suffer because we can relate to it.
H. Because Jesus has the power over death (2:14-18)
i. Through death Jesus won the victory
ii. Death enabled Jesus to be like His brothers
When we look back on the terrible things that have happened in our country this week, we grieve. There are hundreds of people who lost a brother, father, husband, and friend. We pray for comfort.
There are many black people in this country who have lost their lives merely because of the color of their skin. We pray for justice.
There are many police officers who are doing right. Men and women who put their lives in jeopardy. The dangers have increased. We pray for protection.
But we don’t stop at prayer. There is an answer. We need the church to rise up. The church is called to be a pillar for truth. Therefore, proclaim truth, O church. The world needs to know that every single person is created in the image of God--every single person displays God’s beauty. Every single person is beautiful in God’s sight. The church cannot fail the mission. O Church, arise.