October 27, 2019

The Super Exalted Saviour

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Passage: Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 1:1-14
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Bible Text: Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 1:1-14 | Preacher: Andrew Whitehead | Series: Visiting Preachers | Introduction

Have you ever read a book and heard its voice in your head?

To then be surprised by the voice of the author?

The title: the Super Exalted Saviour

He is Highly Exalted
Phil 2:5-8

He is highly exalted

Therefore, God has highly exalted Him

The Greek denotes an exceptional exaltation

There is no more exalted than Jesus

His name is more better than the angels – Heb 1

Jesus’ name is most honoured

Rev 5:13 – He receives the same worship in heaven as that of the Father

Rev 22

John 17:5
He is exalted by inheritance and native right

How do you think of the Lord Jesus Christ?

A good but misunderstood man?
He is the eternal God – John 1:1
He is ascended to the Father and is the super exalted one
Do not sell Jesus Christ short
Do not miss His glory

He is Sovereign God

He is worthy of all our praise

He is Seated
Heb 1

He is seated

The eternal reality
He has Himself dealt with our sin

No High Priest could deal with his own sin

He purged our sins

No seats in the Tabernacle

The High Priest had no seat 
Their work was never finished – it continued every year

Heb 4 – Christ is the perfect High Priest
Heb 7:24 – His is an unchangeable priesthood
Heb 6:8 – The Mediator of a new and better covenant
Heb 9:12 – He entered the Most Holy Place with His own blood

He sits on the throne of glory

Heb 9:24
Heb 10:12 – He sat down at the right hand of God
Jesus pleads His blood on our behalf
Jesus’ work is finished – it is the final sacrifice

He sits at the right hand of God

Heb 1:3
1 John 2:1-2

We must not walk away from Him

We must turn to Jesus Christ and repent
There are no answers in the world
The answer is only found in Jesus

We are to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations – examples

He is enthroned (on the throne of Glory)

Rev 3:21
1 Co 15:25
He is gloriously on the throne of heaven

Non can withstand Him

Even though our world seems to be falling apart

Set your mind of things on high
We have absolute rock solid certainty

God is on the throne

Do we have a ‘theology of suffering’?
We can always trust in Christ

Rev 22:3
Rev 7:17
The Trinity – Jesus Christ is on the throne of God

The throne is eternal

There is grace
There is power – we cannot understand
There is security – God will keep us

He is Worshiped

Philippians
All will bow
Heb 5:13
He is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the eternal one
He is the focus of the worship of heaven
We are joining our worship with other Christians
We are joining our worship with the church already in the presence of God
Do all to the glory of God

Introduction

  • Have you ever read a book and heard its voice in your head?
    • To then be surprised by the voice of the author?
  • The title: the Super Exalted Saviour

He is Highly Exalted

Phil 2:5-8

  • He is highly exalted
    • Therefore, God has highly exalted Him
      • The Greek denotes an exceptional exaltation
    • There is no more exalted than Jesus
      • His name is more better than the angels - Heb 1
      • Jesus' name is most honoured
    • Rev 5:13 - He receives the same worship in heaven as that of the Father
      • Rev 22
    • John 17:5
    • He is exalted by inheritance and native right
  • How do you think of the Lord Jesus Christ?
    • A good but misunderstood man?
    • He is the eternal God - John 1:1
    • He is ascended to the Father and is the super exalted one
    • Do not sell Jesus Christ short
    • Do not miss His glory
  • He is Sovereign God
    • He is worthy of all our praise

He is Seated

Heb 1

  • He is seated
    • The eternal reality
    • He has Himself dealt with our sin
      • No High Priest could deal with his own sin
      • He purged our sins
    • No seats in the Tabernacle
      • The High Priest had no seat 
      • Their work was never finished - it continued every year
    • Heb 4 - Christ is the perfect High Priest
    • Heb 7:24 - His is an unchangeable priesthood
    • Heb 6:8 - The Mediator of a new and better covenant
    • Heb 9:12 - He entered the Most Holy Place with His own blood
  • He sits on the throne of glory
    • Heb 9:24
    • Heb 10:12 - He sat down at the right hand of God
    • Jesus pleads His blood on our behalf
    • Jesus' work is finished - it is the final sacrifice
  • He sits at the right hand of God
    • Heb 1:3
    • 1 John 2:1-2
    • We must not walk away from Him
      • We must turn to Jesus Christ and repent
      • There are no answers in the world
      • The answer is only found in Jesus
        • We are to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations - examples
  • He is enthroned (on the throne of Glory)
    • Rev 3:21
    • 1 Co 15:25
    • He is gloriously on the throne of heaven
      • Non can withstand Him
      • Even though our world seems to be falling apart
        • Set your mind of things on high
        • We have absolute rock solid certainty
    • God is on the throne
      • Do we have a 'theology of suffering'?
      • We can always trust in Christ
    • Rev 22:3
    • Rev 7:17
    • The Trinity - Jesus Christ is on the throne of God
  • The throne is eternal
    • There is grace
    • There is power - we cannot understand
    • There is security - God will keep us

He is Worshiped

  • Philippians
  • All will bow
  • Heb 5:13
  • He is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the eternal one
  • He is the focus of the worship of heaven
  • We are joining our worship with other Christians
  • We are joining our worship with the church already in the presence of God
  • Do all to the glory of God