May 27 - God Has Spoken (Hebrews 1:1-4)
Prepare for Sunday morning worship using the guide below.
We will continue with our new members class this coming Sunday at 10:00am in the Choir Room. This is for those who are interested in learning more about our understanding of church membership. Please pray that the teaching would be helpful for those who are considering joining Christ Covenant Church.
Nik Lingle will continue his class titled Talking Points at 10:00am in the youth room. This class briefly addresses a variety of current issues in our society, applying a Christian worldview to each of these topics. This week we will discuss racism.
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 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, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
This brief yet powerful introduction to the letter to the Hebrews highlights the intimacy of the relationship between the Father and the Son. God has spoken by His Son. The Son is the glory and imprint of the Father. After accomplishing the purification of our sins, the Son sat down at the right hand of the Father. And as students of the Bible, we know that after Christ ascended to the Father he then sent the Spirit to call His children. This is the theme of our worship this week: God, operating in three persons, moving towards his people in love. As you prepare your heart and mind for this Sunday, spend some time in prayer thanking God for his love.
Review and Apply
What does it mean that Christ sat down after making purification for sins?
How does the imagery of Christ upholding the universe hit you?
How does your life show that you are submitting to God? Are there practical things you do each day that show your dependence on His authority?
If God speaks to us through the Son, how should we think about our Bible reading?