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Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007).
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Day 5
There is something better than settling for a vague, diminished, distant understanding of who Jesus is and what he has done and why it matters. It is seeing him more clearly and following him more closely.
Read Hebrews 1:1-5.
From the first words of his sermon-letter, the writer to the Hebrews began making his case for helping these Jewish believers to see that the very purpose of everything in the Old Testament and their Temple traditions was to prepare them for the definitive revelation of who God is in the person of Christ.
In Jesus, God is saying, “I want to show you who I am.” We would never know God if He did not speak to us. And he wants us to know him for who he really is, not for who we want to make him to be.
List at least six things we are told about Jesus in verses 1-4.
Which one of these aspects of who Jesus is do you find especially meaningful, and why?
Some say that Hebrews 1:1-4 expresses the most important idea of history. How would you express this idea in your own words?
–Nancy Guthrie

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