In this six minute presentation, Peter teaches that believers are to see themselves as ones hewn from God, as living rock with a special unity, built upon the Cornerstone of Christ, and as a priesthood whose purpose was to serve and glorify God, remembering his own vivid experience of being named a rock of faith by Jesus.
The next division of Zechariah’s oracles begins with the prophecy of the Maccabean rebellion to take place in about 167 B.C. The
Angels are sent by God to carry out God’s purposes. But angels’ work for God cannot be compared to Christ’s perfect work on the cross. Jesus is superior because He is God the Son, He alone can save, and be called the Savior.
Angels can never share in the incommunicable attributes of God. As God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ contains all the fullness of God.
Having now established the supremacy of Christ, the writer turned his attention to those mysterious celestial beings, the angels.
The church spent centuries trying to understand Who Jesus is, for what Jesus did and does has to be understood in the framework of His identity.
https://youtu.be/Ay4-8cavIls Because of their salvation (Peter wrote, to the Jewish believers in Jesus living among the Diaspora), they had been profoundly altered, moving from the covenant of God with the Hebrew people to the covenant cut in the blood of Christ with every believer. They had been born anew, born from above, bought with the … Continue reading 1 Peter 2, Living Stones
The Prophet Zechariah presented a picture of Messiah, Israel’s king, in an oracle that was fulfilled in the triumphal entry of Jesus.
The most important subject in the Epistle to the Hebrews is the Lord Jesus Christ. There is nowhere else to begin but with Messiah, for nothing else can show the betterness of the better covenant than Jesus Himself.
Jesus is the hope for all people, the one in whom are all the hopes of the world.