Summary: God speaks to us and Jesus is there to help us obey Him.
Jesus Gives Aid to the Believer
Scripture: Hebrews 2:16-18
Theme: God calls us and Jesus aides us in carrying out God’s calling on our life.
Illustration: A soldier cannot win the battle unless he has a support system.
A human life is the battle ground where God and Satan fight for control of the individual. Both utilize their voice to persuade the individual. The battle rages within, and even though the believer has God on his/her side, God usually will not intervene unless the believer fights the battle God’s way.
Winning the battle involves knowing much about participants. The believer must know what the Bible says about God and how He lives in the heart and life of the believer. The believer must know what the Bible says about the enemy and how to deal with him. The believer must know what the Bible says about human nature and how to deal with it.
It begins with a heavenly calling 3:1
We have been taken into a new kingdom 12:28
Partaker of Christ 3:14
Partaker of the Holy Spirit 6:4
I. The Fight Begins With You Hearing From God
God has spoken in the past through the prophets 1:1
God has spoken in the historical person of Jesus 1:2
God is now speaking to you through His resurrected
II. Why Should You Listen to Him?
Jesus is the Creator 1:2-3a
Jesus is the Redeemer 1:3b
Jesus is the High Priest 1:3c
Jesus is the Head Colossians 1:18; 2:9-10;
Jesus is the Sustainer Colossians 1:16-17
III. You Have Help In Following Jesus
verse 1:14 The angels are God’s servants sent to
aide you in your Christian life.
verse 12:22 The Christian community is surrounded
by the angelic community for a support system.
verse 13:2 We don’t always know where the angels
are, but we have God’s promise that they are with
Hold fast to the confession
Hold fast to the head Colossians 2:19
IV. Don’t Neglect What You Have Heard
verses 2:3 Don’t neglect such great salvation
This salvation is the answer to every human life.
verse 2:1 Don’t let the opportunity slip by.
verse 2:2 Every disobedience receives a just reward.
V. Satan Has Been Defeated
We have been released from his bondage 2:15
VI. God Gives Aid
Verse 2:16 To the seed of Abraham
11:18 Seed through Isaac-Isaac the child of promise.
VII. Jesus Is A Merciful and Faithful High Priest
Verses 2:17; 3:1
VIII. Jesus Is Able To Help You
verse 2:18 Jesus is able to help you for He too has
been tempted and tried.
verse 2:11 He is one with the believer.
You are not alone in this life. The writer of Hebrews wants you to understand that God is in your life to help you live out His calling upon your life.