Hebrews – Msg #02 “Christ the Double Heir”

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Msg 2 Christ the Double Heir

  1. Christ is the Double Heir (1 minute 20 into video)
    1. Christ is the Seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the fulfillment of the promises made to them. (Galatians 3:16)
    2. Christ is the heir of all things, and everything belongs to Him. (Hebrews 1:2)
    3. Christ is the Seed to whom the promises were ultimately made, and the only way to enter into these promises is through Him. (Romans 9:6-8)
  2. Justification and Inheritance (3 minutes into the video)
    1. Righteousness is not about goodness or virtue, but about qualification to inherit. (Romans 4:5-8)
    2. Justification is the means by which we are related to Christ and qualified to inherit. (Galatians 3:24-26)
    3. The promises of God are confirmed in the Everlasting Covenant, which was made with Christ as the Seed of Abraham and David. (Hebrews 13:20-21)
  3. Israel’s Earthly Destiny and the Church’s Heavenly Destiny (05:30 into video)
    1. Israel has a future Earthly Destiny, which includes the literal land promises made to the fathers. (Ezekiel 36-37)
    2. The Church has a Heavenly Destiny, which includes being caught up and transfigured to be with Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
    3. The Church does not replace Israel’s Earthly Destiny, and the promises made to Israel are confirmed in the New Testament. (Romans 11:28-29)

Topics for Further Study

  1. Christ as the Heir of the promises in His Humanity (Hebrews 2:14-18; Galatians 3:16; Romans 15:8-9; Hebrews 6:13-20; 2 Corinthians 1:20)
  2. Righteousness and Justification (Romans 3:21-26; Galatians 2:16; Romans 4:1-8; Philippians 3:8-9; Romans 5:17-19)
  3. The Promises of God in the Everlasting Covenant (Hebrews 13:20-21; 2 Samuel 7:14-21; Genesis 17:7-8; Isaiah 55:3-5)
  4. Israel’s Earthly Destiny (Deuteronomy 30:1-10; Jeremiah 31:35-37; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Zechariah 8:3-8; Isaiah 60:1-22)
  5. The Church’s Heavenly Destiny (Ephesians 1:3-14; Colossians 1:3-5; Revelation 21:1-4; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Philippians 3:20-21)

Test Your Understanding 

    1. What is the significance of Christ as the Double Heir?
    2. What is the relationship between righteousness and justification?
    3. What are the promises of God in the Everlasting Covenant?
    4. What is Israel’s Earthly Destiny?
    5. What is the Church’s Heavenly Destiny?

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