Born That Man No More May Die (Hebrews 2:14-18)

Christmas is a good time to reflect on the past and to think about the future. When everything finally stops at Christmas, sometime after 3 o’clock this afternoon, what will you think about?

Maybe you’ve had a good year. Maybe it’s been hard. Perhaps you’re excited about what 2019 will bring. Maybe you’re afraid of the future.

What is your destiny? What will the future bring?

See, Christmas isn’t just about the events that happened more than 2000 years ago. Christmas is about the future.

We saw on Sunday that Christmas is a rescue: The Son of God came into the world He created to save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). That changes how we think about the past, what we do in the present, and what will happen to us in the future.

So, how does the birth of Jesus change our destiny?

To answer that question, we need to ask why He came in the first place. Hebrews 2 helps us to answer that. It may not be a typical Christmas passage with shepherds and wise men, but it does explain to us why Christmas happened in the first place and how that can change our futures all these years later. It tells us:

  1. Why Jesus Came (v14-15)
  2. How Jesus Gives Freedom (v16-18)

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December 2018

Review questions:

  • Why did Jesus have to be a human (v14)?
  • What is our destiny?
  • Jesus came to free us from _____________, the _________ of _________, & the _________.
  • In what ways can we fear death?
  • What difference does Jesus make to death?
  • How does the Devil use the fear of death (v15)?
  • How did Jesus break Satan’s power (Romans 8:34)?
  • Who are Abraham’s children (v16, Romans 4)?
  • Jesus is __________ful & _________ful (v17)
  • Atonement means ___________________________________ (v17)
  • Jesus _________ed so He can ______ (v18)


Published by Stephen McDonald

Christian, preacher, broadcaster

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