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  • 1. Heb 5:7-10
  • 2.  That cliché has been part of our vernacular since Days of Our Lives first aired on November 8, 1965.
  • 3.  It is true that the days of our lives are “as sands through the hourglass.”
  • 4.  It is true that the days of our lives are “as sands through the hourglass.” ◦ “Who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow?” (Eccl 6:12, ESV).
  • 5.  It is true that the days of our lives are “as sands through the hourglass.” ◦ “Who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow?” (Eccl 6:12, ESV). ◦ “What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” (Js 4:14, ESV).
  • 6.  Jesus is from eternity.
  • 7.  Jesus is from eternity.  But, the days of his life on this earth were quite short.
  • 8.  Jesus is from eternity.  But, the days of his life on this earth were quite short. ◦ Most of us have walked the earth longer than did the Lord.
  • 9.  Jesus is from eternity.  But, the days of his life on this earth were quite short. ◦ Most of us have walked the earth longer than did the Lord. ◦ But, the Lord did much good in the days of his life.
  • 10.  What the Lord did during the days of his life is very important.
  • 11.  What the Lord did during the days of his life is very important. ◦ The Hebrew Christians seem to have been reluctant to believe in a God who had assumed flesh.
  • 12.  What the Lord did during the days of his life is very important. ◦ The Hebrew Christians seem to have been reluctant to believe in a God who had assumed flesh. Thus, he spends a great deal of time explaining the Incarnation.
  • 13.  What the Lord did during the days of his life is very important. ◦ The Hebrew Christians seem to have been reluctant to believe in a God who had assumed flesh. ◦ The Hebrew Christians also seem to have been concerned with Judaism.
  • 14.  What the Lord did during the days of his life is very important. ◦ The Hebrew Christians seem to have been reluctant to believe in a God who had assumed flesh. ◦ The Hebrew Christians also seem to have been concerned with Judaism.  They seem to have believed that Christianity just wasn‟t quite as good as Judaism.
  • 15.  What the Lord did during the days of his life is very important. ◦ The Hebrew Christians seem to have been reluctant to believe in a God who had assumed flesh. ◦ The Hebrew Christians also seem to have been concerned with Judaism.  They seem to have believed that Christianity just wasn‟t quite as good as Judaism.  They were, therefore, tempted to give up Christianity & go back to Judaism.
  • 16.  As the author writes about “The Days of His Life,” he touches upon both these themes.
  • 17.  As the author writes about “The Days of His Life,” he touches upon both these themes. ◦ Hebrews 5:7-10.
  • 18.  As the author writes about “The Days of His Life,” he touches upon both these themes. ◦ Hebrews 5:7-10. ◦ This morning we wish to compare “The Days of His Life” to “The Days of Our Lives.”
  • 19.  CRYING DAYS  COMPLYING DAYS  CAUSING DAYS  CALLING DAYS
  • 20. v7
  • 21.  “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence” (v 7, ESV).
  • 22.  On this earth, Jesus had a very active prayer life.
  • 23.  On this earth, Jesus had a very active prayer life. ◦ “Rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, [Jesus] departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed” (Mk 1:35, ESV).
  • 24.  On this earth, Jesus had a very active prayer life. ◦ “Rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, [Jesus] departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed” (Mk 1:35, ESV). ◦ Jesus “would withdraw to desolate places and pray” (Lk 5:16, ESV).
  • 25.  Jesus “told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Lk 18:1, ESV).
  • 26.  Jesus “told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Lk 18:1, ESV).  “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col 4:2, ESV).
  • 27.  The thrust of this passage is certainly on the Garden & the cross.
  • 28.  The thrust of this passage is certainly on the Garden & the cross. ◦ In the Garden: “Going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, „Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will‟” (Mk 15:35- 36, ESV).
  • 29.  The thrust of this passage is certainly on the Garden & the cross. ◦ Mk 15:35-36. ◦ “Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, „Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit!‟ And having said this he breathed his last” (Lk 23:46, ESV).
  • 30.  Jesus prayed to the One who could save him from death.
  • 31.  Jesus prayed to the One who could save him from death. ◦ We dare not forget that we pray to a God with all power!
  • 32.  Jesus prayed to the One who could save him from death. ◦ We dare not forget that we pray to a God with all power!  “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever” (Eph 3:20-21, ESV).
  • 33.  Jesus prayed to the One who could save him from death. ◦ We dare not forget that we pray to a God with all power!  “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever” (Eph 3:20-21, ESV).  Our God has the power to answer every prayer!
  • 34.  Jesus prayed to the One who could save him from death. ◦ We dare not forget that we pray to a God with all power! ◦ Jesus was heard because of his reverence.
  • 35.  Jesus prayed to the One who could save him from death. ◦ We dare not forget that we pray to a God with all power! ◦ Jesus was heard because of his reverence.  What an amazing statement!
  • 36.  Jesus prayed to the One who could save him from death. ◦ We dare not forget that we pray to a God with all power! ◦ Jesus was heard because of his reverence.  What an amazing statement!  Sometimes we seem to think that if God doesn‟t answer according to our will, he hasn‟t heard or we‟ve sinned or we didn‟t pray hard enough.
  • 37.  Great things happened because the Father told Jesus, “No.”
  • 38.  Great things happened because the Father told Jesus, “No.” ◦ We can avail ourselves of eternal life.
  • 39.  Great things happened because the Father told Jesus, “No.” ◦ We can avail ourselves of eternal life. ◦ God has given Jesus great glory.
  • 40.  Great things happened because the Father told Jesus, “No.” ◦ We can avail ourselves of eternal life. ◦ God has given Jesus great glory: “Being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil 2:8-11, ESV).
  • 41. v8
  • 42.  “Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered” (v 8, ESV).
  • 43.  Jesus is the unique Son of God.
  • 44.  Jesus is the unique Son of God. ◦ Obedience is expected of children.
  • 45.  Jesus is the unique Son of God. ◦ Obedience is expected of children: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” (Eph 6:1, ESV).
  • 46.  Jesus is the unique Son of God. ◦ Obedience is expected of children: (Eph 6:1). ◦ But, the author of Hebrews implies that Jesus‟ Sonship should have exempted him from obedience.
  • 47.  Jesus is the unique Son of God. ◦ Obedience is expected of children: (Eph 6:1). ◦ But, the author of Hebrews implies that Jesus‟ Sonship should have exempted him from obedience.  “Although he was a son . . . .”
  • 48.  Jesus is the unique Son of God. ◦ Obedience is expected of children: (Eph 6:1). ◦ But, the author of Hebrews implies that Jesus‟ Sonship should have exempted him from obedience.  “Although he was a son . . . .”  How could Jesus not be expected to obey the Father?
  • 49.  When he was on this earth, Jesus was expected to obey the Father.
  • 50.  When he was on this earth, Jesus was expected to obey the Father. ◦ About his baptism, he says to John, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Mt 3:15, ESV).
  • 51.  When he was on this earth, Jesus was expected to obey the Father. ◦ About his baptism, he says to John, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Mt 3:15, ESV). ◦ Jesus refused to give in to Satan‟s temptations.
  • 52.  When he was on this earth, Jesus was expected to obey the Father.  But, Jesus did not have to come to this earth!
  • 53.  When he was on this earth, Jesus was expected to obey the Father.  But, Jesus did not have to come to this earth! ◦ “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Phil 2:5-7, ESV).
  • 54.  When he was on this earth, Jesus was expected to obey the Father.  But, Jesus did not have to come to this earth! ◦ “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Phil 2:5-7, ESV). ◦ Jesus came to this earth out of great humility & awesome love!
  • 55.  As a son, Jesus learned obedience.
  • 56.  As a son, Jesus learned obedience. ◦ Jesus was perfectly obedient to the Father.
  • 57.  As a son, Jesus learned obedience. ◦ Jesus was perfectly obedient to the Father. ◦ “He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth” (1 Pt 2:22, ESV)
  • 58.  He experienced obedience on this earth.
  • 59.  He experienced obedience on this earth. ◦ He knew all about obedience—he has required it of others.
  • 60.  He experienced obedience on this earth. ◦ He knew all about obedience—he has required it of others. ◦ Yet, he himself had never be subjected to obedience.
  • 61.  He experienced obedience on this earth. ◦ He knew all about obedience—he has required it of others. ◦ Yet, he himself had never be subjected to obedience. ◦ In taking on human flesh, Jesus suffered the same temptations, heartaches, & sorrows that we face.
  • 62.  He experienced obedience on this earth. ◦ He knew all about obedience—he has required it of others. ◦ Yet, he himself had never be subjected to obedience. ◦ In taking on human flesh, Jesus suffered the same temptations, heartaches, & sorrows that we face.  Therefore, he can be a merciful high priest.
  • 63.  He experienced obedience on this earth. ◦ He knew all about obedience—he has required it of others. ◦ Yet, he himself had never be subjected to obedience. ◦ In taking on human flesh, Jesus suffered the same temptations, heartaches, & sorrows that we face.  Therefore, he can be a merciful high priest.  “We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Heb 4:15, ESV).
  • 64.  Jesus learned this obedience through suffering.
  • 65.  Jesus learned this obedience through suffering. ◦ It‟s interesting to note that the first recorded temptations of Jesus occur after 40 days of fasting.
  • 66.  Jesus learned this obedience through suffering. ◦ It‟s interesting to note that the first recorded temptations of Jesus occur after 40 days of fasting. ◦ The important point is that again we see good coming through suffering.
  • 67.  We must obey the Father.
  • 68.  We must obey the Father. ◦ “We must obey God” (Acts 5:29, ESV).
  • 69.  We must obey the Father. ◦ “We must obey God” (Acts 5:29, ESV). ◦ “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1 Jn 5:2-3, ESV).
  • 70.  We must obey the Father. ◦ “We must obey God” (Acts 5:29, ESV). ◦ “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1 Jn 5:2-3, ESV). ◦ “Being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him” (v 9, ESV).
  • 71. v9
  • 72.  “And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him” (v 9, ESV).
  • 73.  Through his suffering, the Lord Jesus was made perfect.
  • 74.  Through his suffering, the Lord Jesus was made perfect. ◦ The Greek verb means to bring something to completion.
  • 75.  Through his suffering, the Lord Jesus was made perfect. ◦ The Greek verb means to bring something to completion. ◦ The idea is that through the cross Jesus brought his work of salvation to completion.
  • 76.  Through his suffering, the Lord Jesus was made perfect.  Therefore, he became the source of eternal life to the obedient.
  • 77.  Through his suffering, the Lord Jesus was made perfect.  Therefore, he became the source of eternal life to the obedient. ◦ The Greek noun refers to causation, to something‟s source.
  • 78.  Through his suffering, the Lord Jesus was made perfect.  Therefore, he became the source of eternal life to the obedient. ◦ The Greek noun refers to causation, to something‟s source. ◦ The Lord Jesus caused salvation‟s work to be finished.
  • 79.  We can also be the source of eternal salvation to people.
  • 80.  We can also be the source of eternal salvation to people. ◦ Not in the same way as Jesus.
  • 81.  We can also be the source of eternal salvation to people. ◦ Not in the same way as Jesus. ◦ But, we can lead people to salvation in Jesus.
  • 82.  We can also be the source of eternal salvation to people. ◦ Not in the same way as Jesus. ◦ But, we can lead people to salvation in Jesus.  “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul” (Ez 33:7-9, ESV).
  • 83.  We can also be the source of eternal salvation to people. ◦ Not in the same way as Jesus. ◦ But, we can lead people to salvation in Jesus.  Ez 33:7-9.  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (Jn 15:1-2, ESV).
  • 84. v 10
  • 85.  “Being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek” (v 10, ESV).
  • 86.  Jesus was called to be a priest.
  • 87.  Jesus was called to be a priest. ◦ That Jesus is a priest in the order of Melchizedek means that Jesus, like the priestly-king, was not a descendent of Aaron.
  • 88.  Jesus was called to be a priest. ◦ That Jesus is a priest in the order of Melchizedek means that Jesus, like the priestly-king, was not a descendent of Aaron. ◦ But, it was God who called Jesus to be a priest.
  • 89.  God is not calling us to be priests after the order of Melchizedek, but he is calling us to ministry.
  • 90.  God is not calling us to be priests after the order of Melchizedek, but he is calling us to ministry.  The Lord has given us talents he expects to be used in his service.
  • 91.  God is not calling us to be priests after the order of Melchizedek, but he is calling us to ministry.  The Lord has given us talents he expects to be used in his service. ◦ “To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability” (Mt 25:15, ESV).
  • 92.  God is not calling us to be priests after the order of Melchizedek, but he is calling us to ministry.  The Lord has given us talents he expects to be used in his service. ◦ “To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability” (Mt 25:15, ESV). ◦ “As in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” (Rom 12:4-6, ESV).