Jesus: King, Captain, Brother
- King (v. 2:9)
- Captain (v. 2:10)
- Brother (v. 2:11-18)
- As you read through this passage what key themes stick out to you?
- What we believe about God is the most important thing about us. Our view of God will determine our view of everything around us. Our view of God will determine if we run to Him or From Him. How do you view God?
- What we focus on will form us. What do you tend to focus on? What has helped you fix your eyes on Jesus?
- Hebrews 2:9 tells us that Jesus tasted death so that we might taste delight. Have you ever seen authority that sacrifices itself for its subjects? How does this impact your heart?
- Hebrews 2:10 tells us that Jesus suffered like us, with us and for us. He never asks us to do anything that He hasn’t done. How does this impact your view of Jesus?
- Hebrews 2:11-18 tells us that He is our big brother who is proud of us, He is not ashamed of us but is merciful and loves to help us. Why do we tend to run from Him and not to Him? Where do you try to do life on your own?
Jesus Briefly Humbled
9But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
10For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. 11For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12saying,
“I will proclaim Your name to My brethren,
In the midst of the congregation I will sing Your praise.”
“I will put My trust in Him.”
“Behold, I and the children whom God has given Me.”
14Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. 17Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.