The Sevenfold Worthiness of the Son

Scripture Passage: 
Hebrews 1:1-3

Introduction: This passage tells of the change in how God revealed His truth from the times of the Old Testament to the times of the New Testament. In the OT, He gave His revelation through the prophets. In the NT, He revealed Himself through His Son. Then, He gives seven reasons the Son is worthy and superior to the prophets as a means of revelation. Our love to Him must be supreme – Matthew 10:37!!! 

  1. Heir of All Things 
    1. Heir of the Heathen (Psalm 2:8)
    2. Heir of the Kingdoms of the Earth (Daniel 7:13-14)
    3. Heir of All Things (1 Corinthians 15:22-28)
    4. Note: Declaring the End from the Beginning (Isaiah 46:10)
  2. Creator of the Worlds  
    1. Maker of All Things (John 1:1-3)
    2. Means of All Things (1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:16
  3. Brightness of God’s Glory  
    1. Glory of the Father (John 1:14)
    2. Giving the Knowledge of God’s Glory (2 Corinthians 4:6)
    3. Glory of the Son (1 Timothy 6:16; Malachi 4:2; Revelation 1:16)
    4. Light of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:23)
  4. Express Image of God’s Person  
    1. Revealing the Father (Matthew 11:27; John 14:9)
    2. Image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15; Colossians 2:9
      1. The Creation of Adam (Genesis 1:26-27)
      2. The Fall of Adam (Romans 5:12-14)
      3. The Birth of Seth (Genesis 5:3) –a shadow of this image is retained (see 1 Corinthians 11:7), but in reality it is lost
      4. The Image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4)
      5. Renewed in the Image of God (Romans 8:29; Colossians 3:10)
    3. Giving Life to those who Look  
      1. Looking unto Jesus (Hebrews 12:2)
      2. Beholding the glory of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  5. Preserver of All Things  
    1. Preserver of the Universe (Nehemiah 9:6
      1. The Lord is thy keeper (Psalm 121:5; see entire psalm)
      2. Except the Lord keep the city (Psalm 127:1)
    2. By Him All Things Consist (Colossians 1:17)
  6. Purger of Our Sins  
    1. Offering Up Himself (Hebrews 7:27)
    2. Offering Up His Blood (Hebrews 9:12-14)
    3. Offering Up Once For All (Hebrews 10:10-14)
    4. Taking Away our Sin (John 1:29; Colossians 2:13-14)
  7. Seated at God’s Right Hand (5 references in Hebrews – Hebrews 1:3,13; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 10:12; Hebrews 12:2)
    1. As Ruler of All (Ephesians 1:20-23; 1 Peter 3:22)
    2. As Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18)
    3. As Intercessor for Men (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 4:14-16)
    4. As Minister of the Sanctuary in Heaven (Hebrews 8:1-2)
    5. As Advocate for the Saints (1 John 2:1; Hebrews 9:24)
    6. As Builder in Heaven (John 14:1-3)
    7. Expecting Till He Comes (Hebrews 1:13; Hebrews 10:12-13; Colossians 3:1-4)
    8. Encouraging the Saints to Continue (Hebrews 12:1-3)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 29:7

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.