Summary: To show that CHRIST is both our Role Model and CHRIST validated our sonship with GOD.
Who is your model? Who's your daddy?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST is both our Role Model and CHRIST validated our sonship with GOD.
Hebrews 2:13 (Amplified Bible)
2:13 And again He says, My trust and assured reliance and confident hope shall be fixed in Him. And yet again, Here I am, I and the children whom God has given Me.
Isaiah 8:17-18 (Amplified Bible)
8:17 And I will wait for the Lord, Who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for and hope in Him.
8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and wonders [that are to take place] in Israel from the Lord of hosts, Who dwells on Mount Zion.
JESUS is my Model and Validator of my being a child of GOD.
JESUS model of our trust and evangelism
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. CHRIST placed His trust on FATHER GOD
"And again He says, My trust and assured reliance and confident hope shall be fixed in Him."
Trust means have confidence, be confident, be persuaded, persuade. You can only put your trust to Someone you know and that Someone is the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Matthew 27:43 (Amplified Bible)
27:43 He trusts in God; let God deliver Him now if He cares for Him and will have Him, for He said, I am the Son of God.
Isaiah 12:2 (Amplified Bible)
12:2 Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He has become my salvation.
Psalms 18:2 (Amplified Bible)
18:2 The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.
John 14:1 (Amplified Bible)
14:1 DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
Opposite of trust is unbelief towards GOD, being crooked, warped, wayward. Example: a corrupt president is not called "corrupt" because he/she steals from the taxes of the people, but a "corrupt" president is called "corrupt" because he/she does not have faith in GOD.
Luke 9:41 (Amplified Bible)
9:41 Jesus answered, O [faithless ones] unbelieving and without trust in God, a perverse (wayward, crooked and warped) generation! Until when and how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here [to Me].
B. CHRIST presented us as GOD's children