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A letter to Hebrews (Part 1): Hebrews 1–3

The author of this letter was quickly forgotten. Some say it was Paul, some Barnabas, some Apollo, some Luke; but no one really knows for sure. It doesn’t matter.

The letter opened with a profound statement about who Jesus is:

Hebrews 1:1-3  Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.

 

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