The Superiority of Christ
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The Superiority of Christ

From Series: Fix Our Eyes on Jesus, Volume 1

Hebrews 1:4-14  (ID: 1902)

Throughout history, people have identified Jesus as a good teacher, a wise prophet, or even a divine angel. Alistair Begg shows us that Scripture declares Christ to be much greater than any of these. Using passages from the Old Testament, the writer of Hebrews described how Jesus, as the eternal son of God, is uniquely superior to the angels. We should be humbled that this supreme being, Jesus Christ, stooped to bear our sins.


4having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

5For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son,

today I have begotten you”?

Or again,

“I will be to him a father,

and he shall be to me a son”?

6And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God's angels worship him.”

7Of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels winds,

and his ministers a flame of fire.”

8But of the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,

the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.

9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;

therefore God, your God, has anointed you

with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

10And,

“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,

and the heavens are the work of your hands;

11they will perish, but you remain;

they will all wear out like a garment,

12like a robe you will roll them up,

like a garment they will be changed.1

But you are the same,

and your years will have no end.”

13And to which of the angels has he ever said,

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?

14Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.