What Does God Require of Us?
Questions for Lesson 3
Who Is Jesus Christ?
Lesson 3.1: Jesus lived in heaven as a spirit person before he came
to earth. He was God's first creation, and so he is called the "firstborn" Son of God.
Let us take a close look at Hebrews to answer a few of these questions:
Q: Was Jesus the first creation of God?
ONE, Jesus has a "NAME MORE EXCELLENT"
than the __________ (Heb. 1:4).
TWO, The Father never said to any angel __________ (Heb.
1:5). This verse refers to the resurrection of Christ, according to Acts
13:30-33. [Similarly, Jesus is called "only-begotten"
several times in the Scriptures (Jn. 1:14,18; 3:16,18; 1 Jn. 4:9). This,
however, doesn't mean he was created! The same Greek word used to
describe Jesus in this way (MONOGENES) is also used in Heb. 11:17 to describe
Isaac's relationship to Abraham. Please note that Isaac was NOT Abraham's
only child (Gen. 25:1,2) nor was he Abraham's first child (Gen. 16:15)!
However, Isaac is the unique, one-of-a-kind son of Abraham, just as the
Lord Jesus is the unique, one-of-a-kind Son of God, but NOT created.]
THREE, Jesus being "BETTER than the angels"
(Heb. 1:4) receives from them __________ (Heb. 1:6). [See note pn page
1428 of NWT (1984 ed.) "let....worship." [Please note the 1970
ed. of the N. W. T. reads "worship" in Heb. 1:6, but this was
changed to "obeisance" in later editions.]
FOUR, Do angels receive WORSHIP (Rev. 19:10; 22:8,9)?
Q: Would an angel of God WORSHIP another angel, "fellow slave,"
after rebuking John for the very same?
Q: Who did the angel say to worship? _____ (Rev. 19:10; 22:8,9).
Q: Does that SAME ANGEL WORSHIP JESUS, according to Heb. 1:6?
Q: Who do the angels in heaven WORSHIP? _______________ (Neh.
9:6; Isa. 6:3). [Compare Luke 4:8 to Heb. 1:6 and learn that Jesus receives
the same thing from angels (worship) which Jesus told Satan belongs to
God! The Greek shows this.]
Q: Does Jesus receive EQUAL BLESSING, HONOR, GLORY and MIGHT
with the Father (Rev. 5:13)?
Q: Does God share His glory (Isa. 42:8)?