Today’s Bible reading from the Five Day Bible Reading Plan: Exodus 38-40; Hebrews 1
Our Bible reading plan that we utilize for these devotionals takes us into the Epistle to the Hebrews. If we were to put this into a theme or title a sermon series, we would title this, “Jesus is Better Than…” Better than what? The angels. Moses. Melchizedek. The priests. The sacrifices. For those who came out of the Jewish faith and embraced Christ, yet the persecution tempted them to leave Him and return to their former walk–Hebrews begged them to stay true to Christ. Christ is the fulfillment. Christ is better. Christ is enough.
Reading the first four verses of Hebrews 1, you see that the author wastes no time showing the excellencies of Christ. This, along with John 1:1-18, Philippians 2:5-11, and Colossians 1:15-23 are the passages that show best the true nature of Christ. This is important. We can spend so much time trying to live as a Christian that we tend to forget Christ Himself.
Below is a sermon by my friend and fellow Denver pastor John Moreland who preached recently at our church on Christ, Our Only Hope–a sermon based out of Hebrews 1. Take time to listen and behold the wondrous person of Jesus Christ