Speaker: Rob Turner
Text: Heb 2:5-9
Date: June 27th-28th, 2015 Theme: Hebrews
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BIG IDEA: Our ultimate and eternal purpose is provided by the death of Jesus.
1. Imposed boundaries on Angels (vs5)
2. Original intent for humankind (vs6-8)
3. Dreadful verdict of humanity (vs8b)
4. Humble & horrific sacrifice for humanity (vs9)
For conversation and prayer:
1. Lesslie Newbigin wrote, “Our conception of what it means to be humans comes from our understanding of the human story.” What the Bible says about mankind is utterly unique. It doesn’t say what our dominate culture says; namely, that we’re either the greatest thing (self-esteemism) or complete wastes of space (naturalism/atheism). It says we’re made by God, so we’re creatures- we’re not greater than our Creator. And, we’re image bearers of God. He has made us the pinnacle of His creation. The author of Hebrews, establishing the humanity of the founder of salvation, reminds us of what it means to be human by referring to Psalm 8:4-6.
- Why is it important for us to have a biblical understanding of what it means to be human?
- Why is it important to see how differing views of what it means to be human affect our understanding of who Jesus is and what He’s done?
2. We’re reminded to be humbled by our finiteness, and yet confident in God’s original intent for mankind (vs6-8).
- What is so humbling about God’s fatherly care of us?
It is a baffling notion that God not only looks after us, but is mindful of us.
- Have you ever been baffled by the fact that the God of Creation cares about us?
3. When we look to Jesus, we see the One who is mankind’s representative. Everything will one day come under His subjection. It is through his death that we see He is crowned with the glory and honor due humanity (v7).
- Why is it important to not only see Jesus is God dying for us, but see Jesus is the perfect human representative?
An Exposition of Hebrews by AW Pink
Hebrews for Everyone by NT Wright