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HEBREWS 2:14-18 
WHY ONE OF US? 
September 21, 2014 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI 
USA
Luke10:27 
“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all...
FALL OUTREACH 
MONDAYS 
6:00 P.M.—6:30 P.M. 
Light dinner will be available for $5.00 per person
RSVP to join the meal at Missions/Evangelism Office - 
601-949-1939. 
Teams of three will visit those who have visited FBJ...
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11:30 A.M.
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Sunday, October 05 
6:00 PM -7:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE 
SUNDAY 
OCTOBER 19TH 
MULTIGENERATIONAL 
LUNCH IMMEDIATELY 
AFTER 10:30 WORSHIP
What’s the number one thing?
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The Glory of God!
1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 
31Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Next week: 
Hebrews chapter 3 
Focus on verses 7-15 
Title of lesson: Watch Out!
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John MacArthur, Jr. 
(Born June 19, 1...
Columbus Bible Church 
Crowne Plaza North - Worthington 
6500 Doubletree Avenue 
Columbus, Ohio 43229
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Hebrews 2:1 NKJV 
1 “Therefore we must give the more earnest heedto the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” (intell...
1 Don’t drift. 
2Those who received the most light will receive the harshest judgment. 
3I will reign with 
Christ, my bro...
God’s original planwas for man to have dominion over the whole earth. 
When man sinnedhe lost his crown.
Satan then became the prince of the earth, of the system of the world. 
"The whole world lies in the power of the evil one...
Satan rules the cursed earth, which in turn rules sinful man. 
*When man lost his crown he lost mastery of the earth as we...
He was totally sinful and became a slave to sin. 
*However, a day is coming when the dominion that man lost will be given ...
God's redeemed ones, His children, will never again be subject to death, they will be like the angels who cannot die(Luke ...
Since one of the key differences between men and angels is the ability to suffer death, it is important to understand what...
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Death is not, as commonly thought, the cessation of existencebecause a man...
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What transpires at death is the separationof a man's s...
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Genesis 35:18a NKJV 
18And so it was...
James 2:26 NKJV 
26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
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Death is simply the departureof the soul and the spirit from t...
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 NKJV 
6So we arealways confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the...
7For we walk by faith, not by sight. 
8We are confident, yes, well pleasedrather to be absent from the body and to be pres...
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1 Thessalonians 5:23
1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV 
23Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, an...
Hebrews 4:12 NKJV 
12For the word of God isliving and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the...
Your body is made up of 37.2 trillion cells, seventy- eight organs and eleven systems. 
*We truly are “fearfully and wonde...
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Your body tells you what is going on in the world through your f...
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1 Thessalonians 5:23
Your soul (personality) consists of your mind, your willand your emotions. 
Man not only has a soul; he isa living soul.
The Bible says: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,...
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1 Thessalonians 5:23
You don’t only have a spirit, you are a spirit! 
Your spirit refers to the real you, the inner man, the immortal you.
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Your spirit expressesitself through your soul and your spirit lives in your body. 
*It also refers to that part of you whe...
It is the part that needs to be born againin order to live eternally with God. 
*So, who or what are you? **You are a spir...
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Genesis 1:26a NKJV 
26Then God said, 
“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Ourlikeness;
You are crowned with glory and honor 
(see Psalm 8) and meanttolive eternally with your Creator.
Please note … you are meantto live forever with God … but that does not mean that you are going to (don’t drift)!
Whether you are going to live eternally with your Creator depends on one thing only: 
What have you done with Jesus Christ?
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Have you accepted Him to be your Savior and Lord?
Noreligion, no good deeds, no wishful thinking, NOTHINGcan take the place of the choice you need to make to accept Jesus C...
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Man is designed...
He is notjust an animal, and he is notdesigned to be operating only on a soul level. 
*The “spirit” receives impressions t...
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Only one thing stands as ...
When the will is surrendered, the Holy Spirit takes up His abode in the spirit of man. 
*When that transaction takes place...
Romans 8:16-17 NKJV 
16The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him,that we may also be g...
In John 4:24 NKJV, 
Jesus said: 
24“God isSpirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
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Hebrews 2:8-9 NKJV 
8“You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in that He put all in subjection under hi...
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9But we see Jesus, Who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, t...
The ultimate curse of man's lost destiny is death.
Genesis 2:17 NKJV 
17“but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of ...
The cross conquered the curse. 
Man's destiny, restricted by sin, has been recovered by Christ.
The kingdom will be restored and man will be given the crown again. 
*But how can it happen?
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The only 
payment for sin 
is death - 
"For t...
The only way man can ever be a king again is to have the curse removed. 
The only way the curse can be removed is for the ...
If man is to be restored to reign as a king, he must die—and be resurrected a new man with sovereign qualities. 
But we st...
The moment that I put my faith in Jesus Christ, at that moment I was identified with Christ. 
I died with Him on the cross...
*For every believer, the curse has been removed. 
*Every believer is nowa king. 
*We have not inherited our dominion yet, ...
We were crucified with Him and were buried with Him, and He has raised us up to a new life. 
It is life with the curse rem...
Revelation 5:9-10 NKJV 
9And they sang a new song, saying: 
“You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For...
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10And have made us kingsand priests to our God; And weshall reignon t...
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If you have been groping around, trying to figure out why you exist, I hope you know the reason now. 
There is no longer a...
There is no reason for us to be paupers. 
There is only reason for us to be kings. 
*Men today still ask, "What is man?"
Howcould Jesus be greater than angels if angels never die? 
Howcould He be a Savior if He Himself were killed?
Christ was made for a little while lower than the angels so that He could become a man. 
He became a man so that He could ...
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He came to die because His death, and only His death, could 
...
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Those tiny handsfashioned by the Hol...
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Those little feetwere made to climb ...
That sacred headwas made to wear a crown of thorns, and that tender bodywrapped in swaddling clothes was made to be pierce...
For this Christ came to earth. 
His death was the furthest thingfrom an accident.
And, despite the malignant evil that crucified Him, His death was the furthest thing from a tragedy.
It was God's ultimate plan for His Son and His ultimate giftfor mankind. 
It (God’s plan) pleasedGod to crush Him – (Isaia...
Jesus Christ came to die to remove the curseso that man could regain dominion; thus His death was the most purposeful in a...
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If He was to remove the curse on man...
THE EXTENT OF HIS 
HUMILIATION 
We see the extentof Christ's humiliation in His death. 
*Angels cannot die; but Jesus came...
He went so far beneath angels that He did something that they could never do. 
His death was noteasy nor costless.
It was a horrificdeath. 
Christ's exit from the land of the living was not calm and peaceful, but was accompanied by outwa...
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The death He tasted was the curse of...
What Jesus felt while dying on the cross was the total agonyof every soul in hell for all eternityput together, suffered i...
All the punishment for all the sin of all time—that was the depthof His death. 
He was guilty of no sin, yet He suffered f...
Christ endured for a few hours what will take an eternityfor unrepentant sinners to endure.
Hebrews 2:10 NKJV 
Bringing Many Sons to Glory 
10For it was fitting for Him, for Whom areall things and by Whom are all t...
in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvationperfect through sufferings. 
Hebrews 2:10 NKJV
The Greek word for captainis archegos 
(arkhay GOS), literally, a "pioneer" or "leader." 
*It was commonly used of a pione...
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As the supreme Archegos, Christ does...
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He is always before us, as perfect Leader and...
As the great Pioneer of redemption, He blazed the trail through death and resurrection.
He said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and...
God made Christ for a little while lower than the angels so that He could come down to us, be our Archegos —our spiritual ...
Hebrews 2:14-15 NKJV 
14Inasmuch then as the children have partakenof flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the s...
15and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 
Hebrews 2:14-15 NKJV
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In v.14, “as the children have partakenof flesh and blood”… 
*Our English word, partaken, is from the Greek word, metecho(...
We by nature are flesh and blood; Christ was not.
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Yet He willingly took hold ofsomething ...
He added to Himself our naturein order that He might die in our place, and that we might take hold of the divine nature th...
2 Peter 1:3-4 NKJV 
3as His divine power has given to us all things thatpertainto life and godliness, through the knowledg...
4by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the di...
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The Son of God became the Son of Man...
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Obviously Satan's power over us had to be broken in or...
Satan's primary power over man and supreme weapon against him is death. 
*Sin gives Satan his powerover us; but the power ...
We children were once held in servitudeby our enemy, Satan. 
Since we were human, our Captainhad to become human and die f...
But by doing so He was able to destroythe devil. 
The author of Hebrews did not mean that Satan ceased to existor to be ac...
Rather the word he used for "destroy" (katargeo – kahtarGEHoh) indicates the annulmentof his power over those whom Christ ...
In speaking of the devil as wielding the power of death, the writer meant that Satan uses people's fear of deathto enslave...
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Often people make wrong moral choices out of their...
We are reminded that we are no longer subject to such slavery (fear of death) and that we can face death with the same con...
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So in this regard, whydid Christ become man? 
*Why did He die? 
*That through death He might render powerless him who had ...
1 John 3:8b NKJV 
8bFor this purposethe Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 
1 John 3...
The only way to destroy Satan was to rob himof his weapon, death — physical death, spiritual death, eternal death.
Satan knew that God required deathfor us because of sin. 
Death had become the most certain fact of life.
Satan wants to hold onto men until they die, because once they are dead, the opportunity for salvation is gone forever.
Men cannot escape after death. 
So God had to wrest from Satan the power of death and for just that purpose Jesus came.
If you have a more powerful weapon than your enemy, his weapon becomes useless. 
*You cannot fight against a tank with a b...
Satan's weapon is extremely powerful. 
But God has a weapon even more powerful — eternal life—and with it Jesus destroyed ...
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The way to eternal life is through resurrection, but the way to resurrectio...
v14 -"That through deathHe might destroy him." 
Christ Jesus came not only through birth --His birth didn't save anyone--b...
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It is by His deathHe saves us, not by His birth or by His life. 
*His deathbrought to us salvation and deliverance from sp...
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So Jesus had to e...
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He went into death, through death, a...
Then He could say, "Because I live, you shall live also" (John 14:19). 
The resurrectionof Jesus Christ provides the belie...
It is the only thingthat could ever have done it. *Death is the power of Satan's dominion, and when Jesus shatteredSatan's...
The thing that terrifiespeople more than anything else is death. 
It is a horrible fear, the king of terrors.
But when we receive Jesus Christ, death holds no more fear. 
*We have been released from bondage to the fear of death, and...
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We say with Paul, 
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Phil 1:21) and 
"O death, where is your victory? O ...
Death no longer holds any fear, for it simply releases us into the presence of our Lord. 
Why?
Because we have placed our hands into the hands of the Conqueror of death, and our Captain will lead usinto one side of th...
He never could have done it if He had not becomefor a little whilelower than the angels first.
OUR SYMPATHIZER 
Hebrews 2:16-18
Hebrews 2:16-18 NKJV 
16For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aidto the seed of Abraham.
17Therefore, in all things He had to be made likeHis brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in thi...
18For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. 
Hebrews 2:16-18 NKJV
Christ did not come to redeem angels but men. 
*Again the writer of Hebrews answers the question, 
"If Jesus is God, why d...
He came: 
to substitutefor men, 
to reconcilemen to God, to fit themfor God's 
presence and 
to destroy death.
But beyond that He also came to help the reconciled when they are tempted.
He wanted to feel everything we feel so that He could be a merciful and understanding, as well as a faithful, High Priest.
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He came not only to save us but to ...
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Remember that, wherever you may go, ...
You can get down on your kneeswhen the going gets tough and you can pray, 'Lord, You know what You went throughwhen You we...
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And He will sa...
When you have a problem, it is wonderful to be able to talk with the divine One Who has already experienced itand come thr...
"For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who has been tempted in all thingsas ...
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He became our Sympathizer, a merciful and fait...
He was hungry, He was thirsty, He was overcome with fatigue, He slept, He was taught, He grew, He loved, He was astonished...
He was sarcastic, He was grieved, He was troubled, He was overcome by future events, He exercised faith, He read the Scrip...
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He sighed in His heart when He saw another man in illness, and He criedwhen ...
Jesus felt everything we will ever feel —and more. 
For example, He felt temptation to a degree that we could not possibly...
Most of us never know the full degree of resistible temptation, simply because we usually succumblong before that degree i...
But since Jesus never sinned, He took the full measure of every temptationthat came to Him. 
*And He was victoriousin ever...
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Why did He go through that?
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He is the God we can go to not only for salva...
He is our perfect Savior: 
our Substitute, 
our salvation Captain, 
our Sanctifier, 
our Satan-Conqueror, and our Sympathi...
What a Savior He is. 
There is no other! 
There is one thing this study in the Book of Hebrews should achieve, it is to ma...
High Priest in Heaven Who is on our side! 
*He is alive at this moment. 
**He is at God's right hand, and, best of all, He...
He knows us, 
He understands us, and we can take our burdens to Himat any time, regardless of our location or situation.
When that dark moment comes, and you and I go down into the valley of the shadow of death, we have a great High Priest up ...
No matter what happens, no matter what the test, He is able to help us. 
We do not use His services as we should.
We forget about Him and try to fight our battles alone. 
My friend, He is availableand He wants us to come to Him.
Here is the whole summary of Hebrews in one sentence. 
Ours is the High Priest of high priests, and He is seated (it is fi...
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His work is done, completely finishe...
The Plan of Hope & Salvation 
Romans 3:23 NKJV 
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 
Romans 6:23a N...
Death in this life (the first death) is 100%. Even Jesus, the only one who doesn’t deserve death, died in this life to pay...
Revelation 21:8 NKJV 
8“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and ...
Romans 5:8 NKJV 
8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 
R...
Revelation 21:7 NKJV 
7“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” 
Romans ...
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV 
9that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him...
Romans 10:13 NKJV 
13For “whoever calls on the name of the LORDshall be saved.” 
If you have questions or would like to kn...
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  1. 1. HEBREWS 2:14-18 WHY ONE OF US? September 21, 2014 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI USA
  2. 2. Luke10:27 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
  3. 3. FALL OUTREACH MONDAYS 6:00 P.M.—6:30 P.M. Light dinner will be available for $5.00 per person
  4. 4. RSVP to join the meal at Missions/Evangelism Office - 601-949-1939. Teams of three will visit those who have visited FBJ recently.
  5. 5. LADIES CELEBRATION 11:30 A.M.
  6. 6. FELLOWSHIP HALL EAST—TICKET: $10.00 PER PERSON— Tickets may be purchased at the kiosk on 2nd East Floor
  7. 7. Sunday, October 05 6:00 PM -7:00 PM
  8. 8. SAVE THE DATE SUNDAY OCTOBER 19TH MULTIGENERATIONAL LUNCH IMMEDIATELY AFTER 10:30 WORSHIP
  9. 9. What’s the number one thing?
  10. 10. http://dynamiqueprofesseur.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/liftupthecross1c.jpg The Glory of God!
  11. 11. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  12. 12. Next week: Hebrews chapter 3 Focus on verses 7-15 Title of lesson: Watch Out!
  13. 13. http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4529821671755722&w=282&h=366&c=7&rs=1&qlt=80&pid=1.7 John MacArthur, Jr. (Born June 19, 1939)
  14. 14. Columbus Bible Church Crowne Plaza North - Worthington 6500 Doubletree Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43229
  15. 15. http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/405/157/405157995_640.jpg
  16. 16. http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608019665466690535&w=297&h=188&c=7&rs=1&pid=1.7
  17. 17. http://www.theblazingcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/photo.jpg
  18. 18. Hebrews 2:1 NKJV 1 “Therefore we must give the more earnest heedto the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” (intellectually convinced)
  19. 19. 1 Don’t drift. 2Those who received the most light will receive the harshest judgment. 3I will reign with Christ, my brother!
  20. 20. God’s original planwas for man to have dominion over the whole earth. When man sinnedhe lost his crown.
  21. 21. Satan then became the prince of the earth, of the system of the world. "The whole world lies in the power of the evil one" (1 John 5:19).
  22. 22. Satan rules the cursed earth, which in turn rules sinful man. *When man lost his crown he lost mastery of the earth as well as mastery of himself.
  23. 23. He was totally sinful and became a slave to sin. *However, a day is coming when the dominion that man lost will be given back to redeemed man again!
  24. 24. God's redeemed ones, His children, will never again be subject to death, they will be like the angels who cannot die(Luke 20:36).
  25. 25. Since one of the key differences between men and angels is the ability to suffer death, it is important to understand what it means to die.
  26. 26. http://s9.postimage.org/vkpx2su9r/untitled.png Death is not, as commonly thought, the cessation of existencebecause a man's soul is eternal, immortal.
  27. 27. http://stefespag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/BodySoulSpirit.png What transpires at death is the separationof a man's soul and his spirit from his physical body.
  28. 28. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a4/20/24/a420244bd85f1ecaca6d1e0fed1a4a13.jpg Genesis 35:18a NKJV 18And so it was, as her (Rachael) soulwas departing (for she died),
  29. 29. James 2:26 NKJV 26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
  30. 30. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608041389426674233&pid=1.7 Death is simply the departureof the soul and the spirit from the physical body.
  31. 31. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 NKJV 6So we arealways confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.
  32. 32. 7For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8We are confident, yes, well pleasedrather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 NKJV
  33. 33. http://www.the310course.com/IMAGES/body_soul_spirit%20copy.jpg 1 Thessalonians 5:23
  34. 34. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV 23Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and bodybe preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV
  35. 35. Hebrews 4:12 NKJV 12For the word of God isliving and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division ofsoul and spirit, … Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
  36. 36. Your body is made up of 37.2 trillion cells, seventy- eight organs and eleven systems. *We truly are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
  37. 37. http://www.pptmagic.com/articles/chef_files/image006.jpg Your body tells you what is going on in the world through your five senses.
  38. 38. http://www.the310course.com/IMAGES/body_soul_spirit%20copy.jpg 1 Thessalonians 5:23
  39. 39. Your soul (personality) consists of your mind, your willand your emotions. Man not only has a soul; he isa living soul.
  40. 40. The Bible says: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).
  41. 41. http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608055472617751479&pid=1.7
  42. 42. http://www.the310course.com/IMAGES/body_soul_spirit%20copy.jpg 1 Thessalonians 5:23
  43. 43. You don’t only have a spirit, you are a spirit! Your spirit refers to the real you, the inner man, the immortal you.
  44. 44. http://whatyouhavealwaysknown.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Spiritual-Being.jpg
  45. 45. Your spirit expressesitself through your soul and your spirit lives in your body. *It also refers to that part of you where you make contact with God.
  46. 46. It is the part that needs to be born againin order to live eternally with God. *So, who or what are you? **You are a spiritualbeing with a soulliving in a body.
  47. 47. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MAhR9rbvXCE/TTwXvR4dzVI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/U0KY_Uny- xQ/s1600/God+Created+Man%2521+Genesis+1+verse+26+%2526+Genesis+2+verse+7.jpg The real you is fashioned according to the image of God.
  48. 48. Genesis 1:26a NKJV 26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Ourlikeness;
  49. 49. You are crowned with glory and honor (see Psalm 8) and meanttolive eternally with your Creator.
  50. 50. Please note … you are meantto live forever with God … but that does not mean that you are going to (don’t drift)!
  51. 51. Whether you are going to live eternally with your Creator depends on one thing only: What have you done with Jesus Christ?
  52. 52. http://images.sodahead.com/polls/002072917/572392820_repent_xlarge.jpeg Have you accepted Him to be your Savior and Lord?
  53. 53. Noreligion, no good deeds, no wishful thinking, NOTHINGcan take the place of the choice you need to make to accept Jesus Christ as yourSaviorand Lord.
  54. 54. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gM886qz_xJA/R4z5D60iY_I/AAAAAAAAAGU/re0hP_3GYe0/S760/137345643_f6c12034a2_o.jpg Man is designed to be the dwelling place of God, and for that reason he is a unique kind of creature.
  55. 55. He is notjust an animal, and he is notdesigned to be operating only on a soul level. *The “spirit” receives impressions through the body and the soul.
  56. 56. http://25.media.tumblr.com/722bde2bfb597c9a40f3a485b408bbd1/tumblr_mg2kr7eRnA1rwr10wo1_1280.jpg Only one thing stands as a guard at the door of man’s spirit, and that is his own will.
  57. 57. When the will is surrendered, the Holy Spirit takes up His abode in the spirit of man. *When that transaction takes place we will know it, for, says Paul:
  58. 58. Romans 8:16-17 NKJV 16The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
  59. 59. 17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him,that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:16-17 NKJV
  60. 60. In John 4:24 NKJV, Jesus said: 24“God isSpirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
  61. 61. http://freebiblestudiesonline.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/free-bible-studies-online-great-white-throne-judgement.jpg?w=639&h=547 In the new kingdom, redeemed man will reign overthe angels.
  62. 62. Hebrews 2:8-9 NKJV 8“You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that isnot put under him. But now we do not yet seeall things put under him.
  63. 63. http://realtimeunited.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/millennium.jpg
  64. 64. 9But we see Jesus, Who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:8-9 NKJV
  65. 65. The ultimate curse of man's lost destiny is death.
  66. 66. Genesis 2:17 NKJV 17“but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
  67. 67. The cross conquered the curse. Man's destiny, restricted by sin, has been recovered by Christ.
  68. 68. The kingdom will be restored and man will be given the crown again. *But how can it happen?
  69. 69. https://1956msbess.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/20140704-073850-27530794.jpg The only payment for sin is death - "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
  70. 70. The only way man can ever be a king again is to have the curse removed. The only way the curse can be removed is for the penalty to be paid.
  71. 71. If man is to be restored to reign as a king, he must die—and be resurrected a new man with sovereign qualities. But we still ask, "How?"
  72. 72. The moment that I put my faith in Jesus Christ, at that moment I was identified with Christ. I died with Him on the cross (Galatians 2:20).
  73. 73. *For every believer, the curse has been removed. *Every believer is nowa king. *We have not inherited our dominion yet, but the crown has been restored.
  74. 74. We were crucified with Him and were buried with Him, and He has raised us up to a new life. It is life with the curse removed.
  75. 75. Revelation 5:9-10 NKJV 9And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed usto God by Your blood
  76. 76. Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10And have made us kingsand priests to our God; And weshall reignon the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10 NKJV
  77. 77. http://christconnection.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/0-King20Jesus.jpg
  78. 78. If you have been groping around, trying to figure out why you exist, I hope you know the reason now. There is no longer a reasonfor us to be slaves.
  79. 79. There is no reason for us to be paupers. There is only reason for us to be kings. *Men today still ask, "What is man?"
  80. 80. Howcould Jesus be greater than angels if angels never die? Howcould He be a Savior if He Himself were killed?
  81. 81. Christ was made for a little while lower than the angels so that He could become a man. He became a man so that He could die.
  82. 82. http://www.gurdjieff-internet.com/images/jesus_on_cross.jpg He came to die because His death, and only His death, could accomplish man's salvation.
  83. 83. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608027379245646431&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 Those tiny handsfashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb were made to take two great nails.
  84. 84. http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/7700000/Baby-Jesus-jesus-7760413-477-548.jpg Those little feetwere made to climb a hill and be nailed to a cross.
  85. 85. That sacred headwas made to wear a crown of thorns, and that tender bodywrapped in swaddling clothes was made to be pierced by a spear.
  86. 86. For this Christ came to earth. His death was the furthest thingfrom an accident.
  87. 87. And, despite the malignant evil that crucified Him, His death was the furthest thing from a tragedy.
  88. 88. It was God's ultimate plan for His Son and His ultimate giftfor mankind. It (God’s plan) pleasedGod to crush Him – (Isaiah 53:10).
  89. 89. Jesus Christ came to die to remove the curseso that man could regain dominion; thus His death was the most purposeful in all history.
  90. 90. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608055073195036246&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 If He was to remove the curse on man He had to take the placeof man by becoming a man Himself.
  91. 91. THE EXTENT OF HIS HUMILIATION We see the extentof Christ's humiliation in His death. *Angels cannot die; but Jesus came to die.
  92. 92. He went so far beneath angels that He did something that they could never do. His death was noteasy nor costless.
  93. 93. It was a horrificdeath. Christ's exit from the land of the living was not calm and peaceful, but was accompanied by outward tortureand inner agony.
  94. 94. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608035741548872967&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 The death He tasted was the curse of sin.
  95. 95. What Jesus felt while dying on the cross was the total agonyof every soul in hell for all eternityput together, suffered in a few hours.
  96. 96. All the punishment for all the sin of all time—that was the depthof His death. He was guilty of no sin, yet He suffered for all sin.
  97. 97. Christ endured for a few hours what will take an eternityfor unrepentant sinners to endure.
  98. 98. Hebrews 2:10 NKJV Bringing Many Sons to Glory 10For it was fitting for Him, for Whom areall things and by Whom are all things,
  99. 99. in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvationperfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10 NKJV
  100. 100. The Greek word for captainis archegos (arkhay GOS), literally, a "pioneer" or "leader." *It was commonly used of a pioneer who blazed a trailfor others to follow.
  101. 101. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608012226595914046&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 As the supreme Archegos, Christ does not stand at the rear giving orders.
  102. 102. http://captainjamesdavis.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/jesus-pilot1.jpg?w=640 He is always before us, as perfect Leader and perfect Example.
  103. 103. As the great Pioneer of redemption, He blazed the trail through death and resurrection.
  104. 104. He said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die" (John 11:25-26).
  105. 105. God made Christ for a little while lower than the angels so that He could come down to us, be our Archegos —our spiritual Pioneer and Example — and bring us to the Father.
  106. 106. Hebrews 2:14-15 NKJV 14Inasmuch then as the children have partakenof flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
  107. 107. 15and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2:14-15 NKJV
  108. 108. http://www.ibmsanmiguel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/esclavo.jpg
  109. 109. In v.14, “as the children have partakenof flesh and blood”… *Our English word, partaken, is from the Greek word, metecho(metEKHo), which has to do with taking hold of something that is not naturally one's own kind.
  110. 110. We by nature are flesh and blood; Christ was not.
  111. 111. http://ibibleverses.christianpost.com/data/uploads/2012/07/thewordbecameflesh.jpg Yet He willingly took hold ofsomething which did not naturally belong to Him.
  112. 112. He added to Himself our naturein order that He might die in our place, and that we might take hold of the divine nature that did not belong to us (see 2 Peter 1:3-4).
  113. 113. 2 Peter 1:3-4 NKJV 3as His divine power has given to us all things thatpertainto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him Who called us by glory and virtue,
  114. 114. 4by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruptionthat isin the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4 NKJV
  115. 115. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ff/19/4e/ff194efbdcdc7e61a9af7e303b005673.jpg The Son of God became the Son of Man so that sons of men might become sons of God.
  116. 116. http://hopeforallmin.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/broken-chains.jpg Obviously Satan's power over us had to be broken in order for us to be brought to God.
  117. 117. Satan's primary power over man and supreme weapon against him is death. *Sin gives Satan his powerover us; but the power itself is death.
  118. 118. We children were once held in servitudeby our enemy, Satan. Since we were human, our Captainhad to become human and die for us, in order to rescue us.
  119. 119. But by doing so He was able to destroythe devil. The author of Hebrews did not mean that Satan ceased to existor to be active.
  120. 120. Rather the word he used for "destroy" (katargeo – kahtarGEHoh) indicates the annulmentof his power over those whom Christ redeems.
  121. 121. In speaking of the devil as wielding the power of death, the writer meant that Satan uses people's fear of deathto enslave them to his will.
  122. 122. http://itsallaboutmemovie.com/wp-content/themes/iaam/img/iaam-logo.jpg Often people make wrong moral choices out of their intense desire for self- preservation.
  123. 123. We are reminded that we are no longer subject to such slavery (fear of death) and that we can face death with the same confidence in God that our Captain had.
  124. 124. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2MyXbprhnZA/UUIJgNG0vtI/AAAAAAAACSY/GpKKddwEBwc/s1600/No-Fear-of-Death.jpg
  125. 125. So in this regard, whydid Christ become man? *Why did He die? *That through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.
  126. 126. 1 John 3:8b NKJV 8bFor this purposethe Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8b NKJV
  127. 127. The only way to destroy Satan was to rob himof his weapon, death — physical death, spiritual death, eternal death.
  128. 128. Satan knew that God required deathfor us because of sin. Death had become the most certain fact of life.
  129. 129. Satan wants to hold onto men until they die, because once they are dead, the opportunity for salvation is gone forever.
  130. 130. Men cannot escape after death. So God had to wrest from Satan the power of death and for just that purpose Jesus came.
  131. 131. If you have a more powerful weapon than your enemy, his weapon becomes useless. *You cannot fight against a tank with a bow and arrow.
  132. 132. Satan's weapon is extremely powerful. But God has a weapon even more powerful — eternal life—and with it Jesus destroyed death.
  133. 133. http://i.vimeocdn.com/video/459907579_640.jpg The way to eternal life is through resurrection, but the way to resurrection is through death.
  134. 134. v14 -"That through deathHe might destroy him." Christ Jesus came not only through birth --His birth didn't save anyone--but through death.
  135. 135. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_72h9TtxpiWM/TOP6whnyYUI/AAAAAAAAAfw/Duas5C-BR88/s1600/born%2Bto%2Bdie_t_nv.jpg
  136. 136. It is by His deathHe saves us, not by His birth or by His life. *His deathbrought to us salvation and deliverance from spiritual and eternal death.
  137. 137. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pBW6ExHG4CM/T4BfJ4H2rGI/AAAAAAAACWo/p-6K9qCDAVM/s1600/empty-tomb-of-jesus.jpg So Jesus had to experience death beforeHe could be resurrected and thereby give us life.
  138. 138. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/3d/8c/ec/3d8cec6fdf84532b4d17ad92c61896dd.jpg He went into death, through death, and came out on the other side, thereby conquering it.
  139. 139. Then He could say, "Because I live, you shall live also" (John 14:19). The resurrectionof Jesus Christ provides the believer with eternal life.
  140. 140. It is the only thingthat could ever have done it. *Death is the power of Satan's dominion, and when Jesus shatteredSatan's power He also shattered his dominion.
  141. 141. The thing that terrifiespeople more than anything else is death. It is a horrible fear, the king of terrors.
  142. 142. But when we receive Jesus Christ, death holds no more fear. *We have been released from bondage to the fear of death, and, instead, look forward to it.(1Cor 5)
  143. 143. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wqOT8is4ZS8/TMriGtrbWSI/AAAAAAAABNc/byM-STPC_RE/s1600/1+cor.+15.55.jpg
  144. 144. We say with Paul, "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Phil 1:21) and "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" (1 Cor 15:55).
  145. 145. Death no longer holds any fear, for it simply releases us into the presence of our Lord. Why?
  146. 146. Because we have placed our hands into the hands of the Conqueror of death, and our Captain will lead usinto one side of the grave and out the other.
  147. 147. He never could have done it if He had not becomefor a little whilelower than the angels first.
  148. 148. OUR SYMPATHIZER Hebrews 2:16-18
  149. 149. Hebrews 2:16-18 NKJV 16For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aidto the seed of Abraham.
  150. 150. 17Therefore, in all things He had to be made likeHis brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in thingspertainingto God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
  151. 151. 18For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:16-18 NKJV
  152. 152. Christ did not come to redeem angels but men. *Again the writer of Hebrews answers the question, "If Jesus is God, why did He become a man?"
  153. 153. He came: to substitutefor men, to reconcilemen to God, to fit themfor God's presence and to destroy death.
  154. 154. But beyond that He also came to help the reconciled when they are tempted.
  155. 155. He wanted to feel everything we feel so that He could be a merciful and understanding, as well as a faithful, High Priest.
  156. 156. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608026421465385123&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 He came not only to save us but to sympathizewith us.
  157. 157. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.607994282224977536&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 Remember that, wherever you may go, He has been there before you.
  158. 158. You can get down on your kneeswhen the going gets tough and you can pray, 'Lord, You know what You went throughwhen You were here. I'm going through it now.'
  159. 159. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0uvRF5v8ytg/T6ioAH4QprI/AAAAAAAAAKU/Xug1rRa70A8/s1600/hugging-jesus+(1)+copy.jpg And He will say, “Yes, I know.”
  160. 160. When you have a problem, it is wonderful to be able to talk with the divine One Who has already experienced itand come through successfully.
  161. 161. "For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who has been tempted in all thingsas we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15).
  162. 162. http://thebiblequotestbq.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/jesus-high-priest.jpg He became our Sympathizer, a merciful and faithful High Priest.
  163. 163. He was hungry, He was thirsty, He was overcome with fatigue, He slept, He was taught, He grew, He loved, He was astonished, He was glad, He was angry, He was indignant,
  164. 164. He was sarcastic, He was grieved, He was troubled, He was overcome by future events, He exercised faith, He read the Scriptures, He prayed, He sighed in His heart
  165. 165. http://www.art4god.com/images/print/gsam.jpg He sighed in His heart when He saw another man in illness, and He criedwhen His heart ached.
  166. 166. Jesus felt everything we will ever feel —and more. For example, He felt temptation to a degree that we could not possibly experience.
  167. 167. Most of us never know the full degree of resistible temptation, simply because we usually succumblong before that degree is reached.
  168. 168. But since Jesus never sinned, He took the full measure of every temptationthat came to Him. *And He was victoriousin every trial.
  169. 169. https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608008356836870726&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
  170. 170. http://biblicalpersonhood.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/jesus_tempted1.jpg Why did He go through that?
  171. 171. https://writingsofsheila.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/jesus-cares-ave-33.jpg He is the God we can go to not only for salvation but for sympathy.
  172. 172. He is our perfect Savior: our Substitute, our salvation Captain, our Sanctifier, our Satan-Conqueror, and our Sympathizer.
  173. 173. What a Savior He is. There is no other! There is one thing this study in the Book of Hebrews should achieve, it is to make us very conscious that we have a
  174. 174. High Priest in Heaven Who is on our side! *He is alive at this moment. **He is at God's right hand, and, best of all, He is available to us.
  175. 175. He knows us, He understands us, and we can take our burdens to Himat any time, regardless of our location or situation.
  176. 176. When that dark moment comes, and you and I go down into the valley of the shadow of death, we have a great High Priest up yonder Who will help us.
  177. 177. No matter what happens, no matter what the test, He is able to help us. We do not use His services as we should.
  178. 178. We forget about Him and try to fight our battles alone. My friend, He is availableand He wants us to come to Him.
  179. 179. Here is the whole summary of Hebrews in one sentence. Ours is the High Priest of high priests, and He is seated (it is finished!).
  180. 180. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ee/d1/d1/eed1d167756c8f6d3971cc3c9cbed3e2.jpg His work is done, completely finished for all time and for us.
  181. 181. The Plan of Hope & Salvation Romans 3:23 NKJV 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23a NKJV 23aFor the wages of sin is death,
  182. 182. Death in this life (the first death) is 100%. Even Jesus, the only one who doesn’t deserve death, died in this life to pay the penalty for our sins. The death referred to in Romans 6:23a is the second death explained in Revelation 21:8.
  183. 183. Revelation 21:8 NKJV 8“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
  184. 184. Romans 5:8 NKJV 8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 6:23b NKJV 23bbut the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  185. 185. Revelation 21:7 NKJV 7“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” Romans 10:9-10 explains to us how to accept Jesus as our Savior.
  186. 186. Romans 10:9-10 NKJV 9that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
  187. 187. Romans 10:13 NKJV 13For “whoever calls on the name of the LORDshall be saved.” If you have questions or would like to know more. Please, contact First Baptist Church Jackson at 601-979-1900 or http://firstbaptistjackson.org/contact/

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