Following Jesus, fulfilling His mission

Hebrews – the Supremacy of Christ – an introduction

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What qualifies someone to be the greatest? The GOAT? The MVP?

This week basketballer LeBron James finally eclipsed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the most prolific scorer in NBA history, breaking what was thought to be an unbreakable 39 year record.

Standing at 2.06 metres the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron playing his 20th season passed Abjul Jabbar’s longstanding total of 38,387 pts when he nailed a 21 foot fade away jumper late in the third quarter.

But if you want to go ‘super supreme’ then look no further than Jesus Christ in the book of Hebrews. He’s:

  • better than the angels (1:4–2:18),
  • better than the leaders (3:1–4:13),
  • better than the priests (4:14–7:28)
  • a better covenant (8:1–13),
  • a better sanctuary, (9:1–10),
  • a better sacrifice for sins (9:11–10:18).

Included in this idea of “better” better hope/witness/promise sacrifice

Hebrews 1:1–4 (NLT) 1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. 3 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 honour 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 name God gave him is greater than their names…