Friday, July 8, 2011




Read Hebrews 1 -2

     In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.   Hebrews 1:1-2 NIV
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     The book of Hebrews begins by introducing Jesus, the Son of God, and Creator of the universe - the One who actually knows what happened because He was there when it all began. But Jesus was not only there at the beginning, He remains as the power who holds it all together. “God’s Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. "(1:3a)
     There is no other power in the Heavens or on earth superior to Him. The author of Hebrews writes, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor..." (2:9a) 
     Jesus voluntarily gave up His exalted position to identify with us and pay the ultimate price for our sin. so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death - that is, the devil - and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.  (2:14b-15)
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     Thank you Lord that you paid the ultimate price for our sin and that we can trust You as the One who sustains all things. Because of your sacrifice on the cross, the end of life here is just the beginning and death has lost its sting. Amen.
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     Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18 NIV

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