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Summary: God the Father has put everything under the authority of Christ. He is looking for a few people, churches to live and proclaim Christ.

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9/20/2009

Jesus ; Savior and Mediator

Hebrews 2:5-18

Introduction:

Today, there is a lot of talk bout the spiritual.

Unfortunately it concentrates on angels, mediums, reincarnation, meditation, and what Diane Warwick and Oprah have to say about it.

I want to talk a moment and see what God’s word says about angels, what His word says about the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ.

Those struggling to put Jesus first in your life, I want you to put on your listening ears this morning.

Hebrews 2;1-3 Read

If every word that the angels spoke to mankind was binding, and every disobedience has a punishment. How will we ever escape that punishment for our sins if we neglect God’s great plan of salvation?

The book of Hebrews is about Jesus.

Who He was. Who He is. Why He came. Why we need Him.

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but shall have ever lasting life.”

That is more than a child’s memory verse, it is the love of God shown to us by Jesus Christ.

Mankind because of sin, has fallen out of a relationship with God. God cannot tolerate sin or be in the presence of sin.

The Bible tells us that there is a gap or space between God and man only Jesus can fill it.

That is the reason that good people without Jesus cannot make heaven, it is not about being good, it is about sin and the fact that God has to deal severely with sin.

God the Father has put everything under Jesus Christ.

There is nothing that is not subject to Him. Everything that we see is under Jesus Christ.

Everything that we cannot see is under Jesus Christ.

You may not understand all the theological jargon, but understand this, what you can see is under Jesus Christ, what you cannot see is subject to Jesus Christ.

“He is the image of the invisible God, the first born over all creation. For by Him all things were created; things in the heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, weather thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together, and he is the head of the body, the church, he is the beginning and the first born from among the dead, so that in everything he might reign supreme.” Amen

(V10) “I n 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.”

Why in the world would you even consider that our salvation could come from anyone else but the Son of God who created us and who went through the pain and suffering of being our sacrifice for sin.

The God who created each and every one of us, weather we accept and call Him Lord or not, has come back to recapture our lost souls.

He desires and has provided a way for each one of us to regain that relationship with Him.

The Hebrew writer says this because there were false teachings about angels. There was so much emphasis on angels that they were losing the deity of Christ.

We have to pay attention, be careful, be intentional, to do what we know to do so we don’t drift away.

Nothing will cause you to drift away than to lose focus of Jesus and center on other things.

They were creating their own gods.

One group was worshiping angels.

The other group called doceitist believed Jesus was totally divine. He didn’t feel pain on the cross, he was spiritual, if he walked on the sand, he would not leave a footprint. They robbed Jesus of his humanity.

To understand what Jesus has done, you have to know who He is.

Scripture tells us that Jesus was better than the angels.

Why would the Hebrew writer have to say that?

He is better than angels.

He is the greatest man to ever live.

He is our high priest.

He is the best sacrifice ever given to God.

Jesus is better than anything He is God

He is the bridge for the redemption of mankind.

It is important because until we get that right and understand that- we will always put other things first in our lives.

Until you grasp that with all your heart, you will always struggle with your faith.

I cannot comprehend that Jesus was 100 % God and 100% Man. That is a mystery to me.

I know it has to be true because:

Eye witness accounts recorded and the Word of God tells me so.

My spirit bears witness to God’s spirit that this is true though I do not understand it .

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