Slides - Penge Baptist Church

BROTHER (Hebrews 2:1-18)
26th January 2014
Jesus’ humanity
2:5-8 But there is a place where someone
has testified: "What is man that you are
mindful of him, the son of man that you care
for him? You made him a little lower than
the angels; you crowned him with glory and
honor and put everything under his feet.“
He suffered death
He himself suffered when he was tempted
Key 1: Since Jesus is God, how
can we go back to the old stuff?
2:1-3 “We must pay more careful attention,
therefore, to what we have heard, so that
we do not drift away. For if the message
spoken by angels was binding, and every
violation and disobedience received its
just punishment, how shall we escape if
we ignore such a great salvation?”
Key 1: Since Jesus is God, how
can we go back to the old stuff?
What’s your Old Testament?
Key 2: Since Jesus is man,
how can we reject him?
Our saviour, hero, brother, but also one of
us, so:
He can know what we feel.
He understands us
He could die in our place.
Rejecting a saviour
2:9-10 “we see Jesus, who was made a
little lower than the angels, now crowned
with glory and honor because he suffered
death, so that by the grace of God he might
taste death for everyone. In bringing many
sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for
whom and through whom everything exists,
should make the author of their salvation
perfect through suffering.”
Rejecting a hero
2: 14-15 “Since the children have flesh
and blood, he too shared in their
humanity so that by his death he might
destroy him who holds the power of
death—that is, the devil— and free
those who all their lives were held in
slavery by their fear of death.”
Rejecting a brother
2:11 “the one who makes men holy and
those who are made holy are of the
same family. So Jesus is not ashamed
to call them brothers.”
2:13 “Here I am, and the children God
has given me”
The challenge
To the believer:
Don’t go back to the old ways
Don’t reject Jesus
To those not yet believing
Give up “the empty way of life handed
down by your forefathers”
Accept Jesus as your Saviour, your Hero,
your Brother