As we continue to review portions from Hebrews, we return to the author’s first proof that Jesus is the Finisher of the Faith: that Jesus is a King superior even to the kingly beings called angels.
We begin with Psalm 97, which in verse 7 calls on all “elohim” (a word that can mean God, gods or angels) to worship Yahweh. “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” calls on angels to fall flat before Him (“prostrate”) in absolute devotion and worship.
We then read of one appearance of these great beings in Ezekiel 1, marvelling at their power and beauty. Yet we take up the song shared by angels and the redeemed in Heaven in Revelation 4:11: “Thou Art Worthy”.
Our New Testament reading speaks of Christ’s absolute supremacy over the entire angelic order. We pray, and then turn our hearts to both giving and receiving, while we sing “At His feet the six winged seraph, Cherubim with sleepless eye, Veil their faces to the presence,As with ceaseless voice they cry: Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Lord Most High!” We then hear God’s Word, and respond with “Rejoice the Lord is King!”
Call to Worship: Psalm 97
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 191 ll Hail the Power of Jesus Name
Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 1:4-14
Song 33 Thou Art Worthy
Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:13-20
Offering Congregational Song 107 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Sermon: Hebrews 1:5-2:8: A King Superior to Angels
Hymn 184 Rejoice the Lord is King