Consider Jesus! Imagine that each of us is like a compass, and we are making our way through a world filled with competing magnets. There are all sorts of things vying for our focus, making the needle of our lives spin this way and then that way. These beguiling forces would lead us astray to rocks of destruction where we would make shipwreck of our souls. But Jesus saves us. He is our true north, and so as it says in verse 1, we are to consider Him — we are to fix our eyes on Christ!
In Jesus, we have perfect divinity united with perfect humanity in One person, thereby making Him the perfect representative of men to God and God to men. In these final verses of Hebrews 2, we encounter three more blessings of the Incarnation: Jesus is now our merciful and faithful High Priest, He has made full propitiation for our sins, and He is our strength when we face temptation.
In this Christmas mini-series, we take up the question of why Jesus took on humanity in the incarnation. In this first sermon, we see that He did so to render Satan impotent, to release believers from fear of death, and to lay hold of all of all His elect children who are the true descendants of Abraham.
Lee Dymond is the Baptist Campus Ministries Pastor at Auburn University Montgomery. In this Sunday evening sermon, he expounds Hebrews 12:1-2 to encourage believers to beware of drifting away in their walks of faith. To keep from drifting, we must lay aside all sin and encumbrance, and set our gaze upon Christ who is the author and perfecter of our faith.
How is it that people come to have assurance of their salvation in Jesus Christ? The Bible says it doesn’t begin with anything inside of us, but with the free promise of salvation in Christ, coupled with the sworn oath of God. The foundation of Christian assurance of eternal life is God’s eternal decree coupled with the bloody death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus, the Son of God is our Great High Priest. As our High Priest, He endured great challenges in His flesh which allows Him to have great sympathy and compassion on sinners.
Why is it important to gather for worship with God’s people? What’s really happening when we assemble in Christ’s name? What are the consequences of forsaking the assembly? This sermon answers those questions and more.