In Jesus, God has shown us who he is
1 Many years ago, God spoke to our ancestors by his prophets. He spoke many times and in many different ways. 2 But in these last days, he has spoken to us in his Son. In the beginning, God made the whole world and everything that there is. He decided that everything should belong to his Son. It was the Son himself who made all things, on God's behalf. 3 The Son shows us completely what God is like. He shines with the great light of God himself. His nature and God's nature are the same. The Son's powerful word causes everything to continue. He himself made it possible for us to be clean from our sins. After he had done that, he returned to heaven. He went and he sat at the right side of God, who rules with all authority.
1:1Before Jesus came, God sent his prophets to speak to his people, the Israelites. The prophets spoke God's message to God's people.
1:2Jesus was much greater than any of the prophets. He did not just bring a message from God. He clearly showed God himself. He could do this because he is God's Son, not just a servant.
1:3After Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, he rose up and went to sit ‘at the right side of God’. The right side is the most important place. This means that Jesus rules with the same power and authority as God himself.