Considering Hope

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Considering Hope” from Hebrews 3:1-6.

Hebrews 3:1-6 (ESV)

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Hold onto your hope by considering Jesus.

  • Consider His heavenly calling in which you share.
  • Consider Him as apostle and high priest of our faith.
  • Consider His faithfulness like that of Moses.
  • Consider His glorious worth beyond Moses.
  • builder vs. house
  • Son vs. servant
  • Consider His superior glory, so that you hold fast to your confident hope.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What do you choose to most often place your hope in?
  • Who should you choose to always place your hope in?
  • Why is Jesus so deserving of always having us choose to place our hope in Him?
  • How is Jesus superior to Moses and any other person that has ever lived?

His Choice

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “His Choice” from Hebrews 2:14-18.

Hebrews 2:14-18 (ESV)

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

The Son of God chose to become like us in every way.

  • To destroy the devil.
  • To deliver us from the enslaving fear of death.
  • To help Abraham’s offspring.
  • To become a merciful and faithful high priest.
  • To make propitiation for our sins.
  • To help those who are being tempted.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Hebrews 2 tells us Jesus became human like we are. What’s so important about that?
  • How did Jesus conquer the devil through the cross?
  • How does it feel to know Jesus was tempted just like we are?

One Glorious Plan

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “One Glorious Plan” from Hebrews 2:10-13.

Hebrews 2:10-13 (ESV)

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.” And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”

God planned our salvation,

  • because of His grace,
  • as is fitting with His Sovereignty,
  • in order to bring many Sons to glory,
  • making our savior perfect through suffering,
  • in order to sanctify us,
  • namely, the whole family of Christ.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What are some of your favorite things to plan out?
  • Why did God plan out our salvation?
  • Why did Jesus have to suffer to bring us salvation?
  • Who has been sanctified by God’s plan for our salvation?