Summary: To show that JESUS needs to be our Center of focus, the Center of our Attention all the time.
Are you looking at JESUS? Are you focused on JESUS?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS needs to be our Center of focus, the Center of our Attention all the time.
Hebrews 5:9 (Amplified Bible)
5:9 And, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped], He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him,
I look to JESUS, I am focused on JESUS, the Author and Perfecter of my faith.
JESUS the Author and Source of Eternal salvation
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. JESUS' human experience made Him Perfectly equipped
"And, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped],"
1. to make perfect, complete: to carry through completely, to accomplish, finish, bring to an end
2. to complete (perfect): add what is yet wanting in order to render a thing full
3. to bring to the end (goal) proposed
4. to accomplish: bring to a close or fulfilment by event, of the prophecies of the scriptures
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.
Hebrews 11:40 (Amplified Bible)
11:40 Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].
Luke 13:32 (Amplified Bible)
13:32 And He said to them, Go and tell that fox [sly and crafty, skulking and cowardly], Behold, I drive out demons and perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish (complete) My course.
JESUS only took 33 years to fulfill GOD's prophecies for Him, and to complete our salvation and redemption, took Him only 3 days, that's GOD. Humans can't get closer to GOD's time/plan for us.
B. JESUS became Author and Source of eternal salvation
"He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him,"
2. that which is the cause of anything resides, causative, causing
JESUS CHRIST caused it all our eternal salvation, and our salvation is without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be, without end, never to cease, everlasting.