Why the Humanity of Jesus Matters (Hebrews 2:5-18)Paul Gerritson, Sunday, January 5, 2020
Part of the Advent & Christmas series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Hebrews 2:5-18, NLT
Jesus, the Man
5And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about.
“What are mere mortals that you should think about them,
or a son of man*2:6 Or the Son of Man. that you should care for him?
7Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.*2:7 Some manuscripts add You gave them charge of everything you made.
8You gave them authority over all things.”*2:6-8 Ps 8:4-6 (Greek version).
Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under their authority.
11So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.*2:11 Greek brothers; also in 2:12.
“I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.
I will praise you among your assembled people.”*2:12 Ps 22:22.
13He also said,
“I will put my trust in him,”
that is, “I and the children God has given me.”*2:13 Isa 8:17-18.
14Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had*2:14 Or has. the power of death.
16We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham.