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But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

1 Peter 3:15-16 NIV
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Hebrews: The Supremacy of Christ (1:1-4)

The pastor starts his sermon off with a declaration of the supremacy of Christ. Jesus is God's final revelation to us; he is superior to the angels; the creator and sustainer of the universe; he provided purification for sin; and he is God. There is probably no stronger expression of Christology in the Scriptures than this one.

​ In the past God spoke to our ancestors 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 also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

Hebrews 1:1-4 NIV

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

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A couple of things to think about. 

  1. When Jesus ascended back to the Father, did he leave his incarnation behind? Or is he still incarnate, God in human form?
  2. How does the incarnation impact the doctrine of God's immutability, that God never changes?