Jesus is Greater

A Greater Father

May 8, 2016
Randy Christian
If we choose not to face God as judge by coming to him through faith in Jesus, who is he to us? The answer—he is Father. And not just any father, but the perfect one. The problem is we don’t always feel that. By understanding the true role of a father in our life, we understand that everything happening in our lives is being used by the perfect Father to build us into the person we were created to be!

A Greater Judgment

April 24, 2016
Randy Christian
All of us will one day stand before God. The question is, who will he be in relation to us? It is a terrifying thing to stand before the living God—when he is our judge. Jesus gave us a way to avoid this—by accepting his forgiveness. But if we don’t persevere in our faith and reliance on him, we invite that terror.

A Greater Forgiveness

April 17, 2016
Randy Christian
The ways the Jews tried to please God and make up for their sin—following the Law and making sacrifice—never worked. Jesus so much greater than the Law, and his sacrifice so much greater than those offered by men, it seems ridiculous to turn back them. And yet that was a temptation for the Jewish Christians. Today, only Jesus offers forgiveness and the ability to change us. We can’t afford to turn our back on one who is so much greater!

A Greater Sacrifice

April 10, 2016
Randy Christian
The sacrifice is still a strange thing to us. But in the time of this letter, every culture known to the author and readers practiced animal sacrifice. They all understood how important the sacrifice was—but Jesus was a much greater sacrifice than anything any of them ever offered. Understanding this helps establish our faith in Jesus today.

A Greater Covenant

April 3, 2016
Randy Christian
A covenant is the laying out of conditions of a relationship between two people or two parties. It involves blessings if the covenant is kept—and curses if it is not. A covenant is a very serious relationship, and could only be finalized when sealed by the blood of a sacrifice. Jesus provides a better covenant between us and God—and he sealed it with his own blood.

Greater Than Melchizedek

March 20, 2016
Randy Christian
It has been established that Jesus is better than Melchizedek—and a better High Priest. We do not need other people to represent us to God—in fact, that is OUR job as people of the Kingdom to people of the world. Jesus was the perfect and only needed priest—and he still is.

A Greater Warning

February 28, 2016
Stephen Ulangca
If Jesus is better than anything the Christian Jews had—or anything available to us—turning our back on him now not only doesn’t make sense, it is disastrous. There is a point where we can no longer turn to Jesus. But as long as we are willing to repent, we are welcomed by God.

A Greater High Priest

February 21, 2016
Doug Lake
Most people today have a very different idea of “priest” than those who received this letter in the first century. But both need to know the truth that Jesus is not only better than any priest available to the Jews—or to us—but because of Jesus, he is the only priest we need.