My 12/9/12AM sermon, Sharing Flesh and Blood, from Hebrews 2:14-18 is now online. This sermon is the second of four during my Christmas In Hebrews series, highlighting truth about Jesus becoming man from the book of Hebrews. The sermon, specifically, highlighted the benefits that believers receive because Jesus was born in the flesh: we receive the destruction of death, deliverance from death’s fear, and Jesus’ work as High Priest.
It was encouraging for me to think about how Jesus had to be born to make these realities, well, ahem, reality. If Christ doesn’t come and live these out, then I am left to fight death myself or I am left to be high priest (or at least rest in someone who does the job better). But, Jesus came and finalized the work of a High Priest. He put death to death. In Christ, then, especially during His incarnation, we have great hope for living and benefit in amazing ways.
I hope you’re being encouraged in these truths this holiday season.