Day 9: Hebrews 4:14-16

Read Hebrews 4:14-16

Verse 14 refers to Jesus as “the Son of God.” This phrase has been misinterpreted throughout church history. Some people read this phrase and think, “sons are born, so Jesus must have had a a beginning, a birth.” One man in church history, Arius, said it this way, “There was a time when the Son was not.” 

Read John 1:1-3. What does this passage, especially verse 2, teach about the existence of Christ. Was he created by God or eternally existent with God the Father?

Read John 8:48-59. In verse 58 Jesus said, “before Abraham was born, I am!” What does this phrase imply about the existence of Christ. 

In John 8:59, the Jews react strongly to Jesus’ statement in verse 48. What is their reaction and why do you think they reacted this way?