Jesus: A Better Sacrifice and Temple (Part 1)
The book of Hebrews opens with remarkable declaration of who Jesus is and what he does: “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high...” —Hebrews 1:3
The letter shows the superiority of Jesus; it is an exhortation and encouragement to endure and stay faithful to Jesus.
And yet the reality is that we all struggle to pay attention to the message of Christ. This is in part because the world we live in is not neutral. We find ourselves living in a contested space where we are constantly challenged by messages contrary to the gospel.
The bad news is that, left on our own, we all drift from the gospel. The good news is that Jesus died for gospel-drifting people like you and me. And, as our great high priest who is able to sympathize with us in our weakness, he is praying for you — right this second — that you would continue in his life-giving gospel.