Greater Than the Angels

Summary

Series: Preeminence

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 1:4-14

Insight

ANGELS

  • Spirit beings; capable of appearing in human form

    • Matthew 28:2 —> the angel at the tomb

  • Have emotions

    • Luke 15:10 —> “joy”

  • Do not marry or pro-create

  • Not indicated that they could die or be annihilated

  • Countless in number

    • Daniel spoke of “thousands of thousands”

    • John spoke of “myriads”

  • More powerful than men

  • Minister to God and do His bidding

    • Merely spectators and participants in what God is doing

  • Watch over God’s redeemed and minister to them

JESUS IS GREATER IN HIS:

IDENTITY

  • Psalms 2:7; 2 Samuel 2:14

  • A Son to the Father

  • Because He is a Son to the Father, He is worthy of worship

NATURE

  • (1:7) He is eternal

  • (1:9) He is righteousness

  • (1:9) He is anointed with gladness

DESTINY

  • (1:13) He is seated by God the Father

  • (1:13) He is seated above all others

    • Right hand is a sign of power —> “at the right hand of the Majesty on high”

SO WHAT?

  • (2:1) “for this reason we must pay closer attention to what we have heard”