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Recruiting: Scouting the Unknown

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WHY WORSHIP GOD'S SON!? (NIV)

He is Greater- Jehovah Elyon
 
-Heb 1:4
So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
 
Meets Our Needs- Jehovah Jireh
 
-Heb 7:26
For such a High Priest was fitting for us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
 
He offers Eternity- El Olam
 
-Heb 8:3
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore [it is] necessary that this One also have something to offer.
 
And Gave his life- Magen

-Heb 9:7
But into the second part the high priest [went] alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and [for] the people's sins [committed] in ignorance;
 
And we are blessed- Jehovah Nissi
 
-Heb 7:7
And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater.
-Christ being God's son is more than a matter of degree compared to humanity and angels being sons of God.
-Jesus is the “only begotten Son” (John 3:16)
Different from both angels and man---He is “equal with God” (Philippians 2:6)

-Any teaching that declares Him less than God is heresy.
-If we miss Christ’s deity in the bible, we miss the point.

-Angels worshipping Him verifies His divinity. (Hebrews 1:6)

-“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3)

-Not only the Creator, but also the Sustainer of the universe.
-“Upholding all things by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3)

-Purged all of our sins by dying on the cross.

-Superior communication with humanity than angels.
-He is a Son, whereas angels are mere servants (Hebrews 1:14)
The Lord has used/been using countless methods to communicate with humanity:

-Burning bush speaking to Moses (Exodus 3:1-6)
-Donkey speaking to Balaam (Numbers 22:21-31)
-Innumerable testimonies (New Hope Family)

This leads to God’s greatest method of communicating with humanity---His greatest spokesperson…
Matthew 16: 13-17

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.

Exploring what worship Jesus desires:

-By virtue of His Redemptive Work. (Hebrews 1:3)

-By virtue of His Exaltation, Sonship & Name. (Hebrews 1:4-10)

Author unknown

Hebrews is a letter addressed primarily to Jewish converts who were familiar with the Old Testament and who were being tempted to revert to Judaism or to Judaize the gospel.

The two Greek words for "better" and "superior" occur 15 times in the letter
Hebrews 1: 1-9

St John 1:1-4

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
James 4:8
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”

the act of showing reverent honor and love

 
the expression of
approval or admiration

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