Right before the Super Bowl, Mark Driscoll interviewed of few of the Seattle Seahawks, asking them the question, “Who is Jesus?” The video provides a powerful counterpoint to the typical athlete interview. In the course of the interview, Rocky Seto makes the statement that Jesus is better than the Super Bowl.
This statement, shocking as it is coming from an American football coach, fits in perfectly with the thought of the book of Hebrews.
In fact, “Jesus is better” is a perfect summary of the entire book of Hebrews. Jesus is better than the angels, Moses, Aaron, etc. The author (probably Paul) pulls out example after example to show the surpassing worth of Christ. No matter who or what He is matched up against, Jesus wins every time. Jesus beats the Broncos, the Seahawks, AND Mike Ditka. Combined.
I just finished reading through Hebrews again this morning. It’s probably my favorite book of the Bible. I don’t know; somehow it’s just… better. Below is a list of all the instances of what is better about Jesus and the new covenant in Hebrews.
Jesus is Better
- The better Christ (1:4)
- Better things (6:9)
- A better hope (7:19)
- A better covenant (7:22; 8:6)
- Better promises (8:6)
- Better sacrifices (9:23)
- A better possession (10:34)
- A better country (11:16)
- A better resurrection (11:35)
- Something better (11:40)
- Better speaking (12:24)
If you haven’t seen the interview yet, check it out!