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Saturday, February 1, 2020

2020.02.01 Hopewell @Home ▫ Hebrews 1:1-4

Questions from the Scripture text: When had God spoken (Hebrews 1:1)? In what ways had God spoken? By whom? When has God spoken in Hebrews 1:2? By Whom? What has He appointed Him to be? What did He do through Him? Of what is the Son the brightness (Hebrews 1:3)? Of what is He the express image? What does the Son uphold? By what? When did He sit down? Where? What had He become (Hebrews 1:4)? What had He obtained? How? 
In tomorrow’s sermon, we will briefly trace how each particular action commanded by the New Testament for public worship ties directly to Christ’s person and work, and His leading that worship action from heaven. The force and weight of this reality is carried by the greatness of the glory of Him who is both the Apostle and the High Priest of this worship.

This is one reason that Hebrews leads off with the greatness of Christ’s glory. This is one of many reasons why we need to feast our hearts upon the greatness of Christ’s glory.

He is God the Son. The eternal, living, glorious, almighty God.

He is the heir of all things. Everything exists for Him and belongs to Him. We belong to Him. Being His by faith means that He joins you to Himself in this inheritance.

Through Christ, God made the worlds. The glory of Christ is the power by which and the point for which God has made every single thing that has been made.

He is the brightness of God’s glory. Christ’s glory is not only that which is displayed in the creation, but God Himself is pleased that Christ would be the great display of the intensity of His own glory as well!

He is the express image of God’s person. Christ is a display not only of the intensity of God’s glory, but He so completely and comprehensively demonstrates the character of God that He is the exact imprint of His nature.

He upholds all things by the Word of His power. The point of all of history is the power and glory of Jesus Christ! This is the point not only of everything that is but of everything that happens!

Here, in our Lord Jesus, we have God’s own infinitely intense, perfectly accurate, completely comprehensive display of Himself and His glory. This is the foundation and essence of the holy Lord’s Day assembly of the Christian church.
What do your feelings tell you is what makes worship glorious? Are they in agreement with this Scripture? Whenever they are not, which one needs to correct which?
Suggested songs: ARP24 “The Earth and the Riches” or TPH274 “Jesus, My Great High Priest”

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