Summary: To show that we are the sons of glory.
Are you a son of glory?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we are the sons of glory.
Hebrews 2:10 (Amplified Bible)
2:10 For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect [should bring to maturity the human experience necessary to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest] through suffering.
I am a son of Glory.
Bringing many sons to glory
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD brought many sons into Glory
"For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory,"
Glory means dignity, honor, praise, worship. We are GOD's dignity to the praise of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Romans 8:14-18 (Amplified Bible)
8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
8:15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
8:16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.
8:17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.
8:18 [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!
2 Corinthians 6:18 (Amplified Bible)
6:18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
Isaiah 43:6 (Amplified Bible)
43:6 I will say to the north, Give up! and to the south, Keep not back. Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth—
Hosea 1:10 (Amplified Bible)
1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and instead of it being said to them, You are not My people, it shall be said to them, Sons of the Living God!
Romans 9:26 (Amplified Bible)
9:26 And it shall be that in the very place where it was said to them, You are not My people, they shall be called sons of the living God.