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Praise our KING, PRIEST, PROPHET - Creator God of ALL things - Lamb of God; Humiliated for ALL to have life through HIS death and resurrection!
HEBREWS 2:9 "Tasted Death for ALL"
10 And it was only right that God—who made everything and for whom everything was made—should bring his many children into glory. Through the suffering of Jesus, God made him a perfect leader, one fit to bring them into their salvation.
Verse 10a - "It was only right" "who made everything and for whom everything was made - we see GOD
"IT was only right" or it was fitting - What we are about to see is in the NATURE of God. Consistent with His character.
○ God’s Wisdom - the cross, God’s solution to sin - no MAN could come up with this. Foolishness.
○ God’s Holiness - God’s judgment of SIN - Hatred of SINFULNESS not Humanity.
○ God’s Power - hours on the cross versus eternity of punishment
§ (Eternal God eternal payment for non HOLY mankind.)
○ God’s LOVE - God so loved the world that He gave…
○ God’s GRACE - Christ took our place / substitution
Verse 10b - "Through the suffering of Jesus"
○ ETERNAL God becoming man, dying when He shouldn’t have to
○ OMNISCIENT God forsaking ALL
○ HEAVENLY KING leaving His throne
○ HOLY FATHER becoming the SON
○ RULER becoming the SLAVE
○ CHRIST GIVING His LIFE
John 10:18 (NLT)
18 No one can take my life from me. I lay down my life voluntarily. For I have the right to lay it down when I want to and also the power to take it again. For my Father has given me this command."
Verse 10c "God made Him a PERFECT LEADER" Author; Prince - one who goes before; leading others and includes them in the plan.
○ LEADS us to FOLLOW
○ LEADS by EXAMPLE
○ LEADS in OBEDIENCE
Hebrews 5:8-9 (NLT)
8 So even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.
9 In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.
○ LEADS in SUFFERING
1 Peter 2:21 (NLT)
21 This suffering is all part of what God has called you to. Christ, who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in his steps.
DEATH - We should not fear death - Christ has beaten sin through His death and DEATH through His resurrection!
John 14:19 (NIV)
19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
John 11:25-26 (NIV)
25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
Verse 11: Jesus is our SUBSTITUTION and AUTHOR of our salvation; He also SANCTIFIES us!
SIN vs HOLY??? HOW are we Holy? POSITIONALLY! DECLARATION
Hebrews 10:10 (NIV)
10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
CHRIST became SIN: DESTROYED HIM and SIN! 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)
21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.