Theme: Absolute Supremacy and Sufficiency of our Lord Jesus as revealer and as mediator of God’s grace.

Our Goal: To learn truth and then apply it to our own lives today. Chp. 1

v. 1 In the past God spoke through who? How?

v. 2 In these last days God has spoken by/in/through who?

Jesus is appointed ___________of all things, and through whom God did what?

Rom 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Jn 1:3-4 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

Col 1:15-17 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

v. 3 Jesus (the Son) is _________________________ of God’s glory… Jn 14:9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

This verse says that Jesus sustains what? How does Jesus do it?

Jesus provided _________________________for our sins. How did Jesus provide purification for our sins? Paul tells us:

Col 1:19-22 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—

Being seated at God’s right hand represents what?

Heb 8:1 The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,

Col 3:1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

1Pet 3:22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him…

v. 4-14 Christ’s Superiority to angels

v. 5 Acts 13:33/Ps 2:7

he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:

“‘You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.

Rom 1:4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

Luke 1:32-33 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”

v. 6 Who is called to worship Christ?

v. 7 Ps. 104:4 speaks of the storm wind and the lightening as agents of God’s purpose.

v. 8-9 Who is being called God here? Highlighting the deity of Christ.

v.9-12 Who stays the same and His years will never end?

v. 13 Ps. 110 Is this a prophetic psalm?

1 The LORD says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”

2 The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion;
you will rule in the midst of your enemies.
3 Your troops will be willing
on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy majesty,
from the womb of the dawn
you will receive the dew of your youth.[a]

4 The LORD has sworn
and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”

5 The Lord is at your right hand;
he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead
and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
7 He will drink from a brook beside the way[b];
therefore he will lift up his head.

v. 14 What is the role of Angels? Is it possible we do come into contact with Angels today?