Summary: To show that CHRIST conquered death for us so we are deathless in CHRIST.
Are you deathless? Can you die?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST conquered death for us so we are deathless in CHRIST.
Hebrews 2:14 (Amplified Bible)
2:14 Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death—that is, the devil—
I am deathless in CHRIST.
We are deathless because of CHRIST
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 partook of flesh and blood so He could die
"Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death"
1 Corinthians 15:50 (Amplified Bible)
15:50 But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal).
Isaiah 7:14 (Amplified Bible)
7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].
John 1:14 (Amplified Bible)
1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.
CHRIST, the Living GOD became human being for us so He could die like us so He could save us, flesh and blood, by dying for us on the cross.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (Amplified Bible)
5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].
B. CHRIST came back to life to remove the effect of power of death for us
"He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death—that is, the devil—"
1 John 3:8-10 (The Message)
3:8 Those who make a practice of sin are straight from the Devil, the pioneer in the practice of sin. The Son of God entered the scene to abolish the Devil's ways.