Jun 11, 2023. Hebrews 2:10-13

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CAPTAIN OF OUR SALVATION. Hebrews 2:10-13. 6/11/2023. #7

10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying: “I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.” 13 And again: “I will put My trust in Him.” And again: “Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.”

1. Perfection personified

                a. Hebrews states that it was fitting for Christ to suffer

                                a1. Fitting does not mean that Christ deserved to suffer, for He did not suffer for His sins

                                a2. Fitting = proper (Greek word prepon as in Eng. words proper, appropriate, prepared)

                                                b1. Under God’s plan Jesus was the only one worthy to fulfill the payment for man’s sins (proper payment)

                                                b2. Jesus fit perfectly in God’s plan

                b. God’s plan to save man predates creation and so the price for that payment also predates creation

                                a1. Man was created by and for God

                                a2. God’s plan redeems man for God’s glory

                c. Many come to faith via Christ’s proper sacrifice

                d. Jesus became the captain or originator of our faith

                                a1. Greek word arche, as in monarchy, archeology, archetype, or architect

                                a2. Without Christ there would be no salvation

                e. Christ was made perfect through suffering

                                a1. Perfect is a misleading word (in Eng., it implies flawless, which Jesus already was)

                                a2. Greek word telos, meaning completion, to finish as in Eng. telephone, television, telescope, or telegraph

                                a3. Jesus’s suffering completed his task of securing our salvation (a necessary step)

                f. Are things have been given to the Son, so by Him all things are completed both in redemption and in judgment until the work of this age is done

2. Set apart for glory

                a. Once Jesus sanctified (set apart) believers via His work on the cross, believers became holy through the application of His payment for them

                b. Once believers became holy through Him, He made them His brothers

                                a1. Though He is Lord of all, he elevated us to being both sons of God and brothers and sisters of Christ

                                a2. The holy work of salvation on the cross created a new relationship for us

                c. Christ is not ashamed to call us His brethren

                                a1. Before His Father and the angels

                                a2. To this end did He go to the cross

3. Testifier

                a. Not only did Jesus redeem and sanctify us, but He also testified of the Father to us

                                a1. We only know of God because the Lord has revealed him to us

                                a2. The Spirit inspired holy men to write the Scriptures, which in turn reveals to us both the nature and will of God by which we are illuminated to understand what God has revealed

                b. Jesus then leads the saints in worship (praise)

                c. Jesus accomplished 3 things by redeeming us:

                                a1. He opened the door for us to truly worship God as children of God

                                a2. As the Incarnate Christ, He demonstrated His trust in the Father by going to the cross (we can trust Him as well)

                                a3. He made those who were enemies of God to become children of God (His brothers)

                d. Hebrews 12:1-4 since Jesus thought it fitting to enter the world as a man in order to pay for our sins so that we will be redeemed, how should we respond?

Key verse:  Hebrews 12:1-41 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. 4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.