Hebrews 1: 1-3.

The letter to the Hebrews begins by looking back to Jewish roots of this particular group of Christians who are being written to. That’s done carefully and respectfully by stating that God had spoken through the prophets of old, and so the importance of their place in history is not overlooked. Then from verse 2 onwards the higher place of Jesus bursts into view. All that we will see about Jesus in these few verses will set the tone for the rest of our studies in Hebrews. It’s the full “radiance of God’s glory” through Jesus, who is above all, that we need to connect with before we go any further.