Tag: Death

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)

 

And He Died (Genesis 5:1-32)

Sunday 7th January 2018

As we read Genesis 5, we notice that it covers 1,656 years. It’s a tremendous period of time to be condensed into just one chapter. And yet, it seems that nothing happens!

There’s no great event of God’s deliverence for His people, there’s no Exodus, there’s no great word from the LORD (it seems). It’s up there with the blank pages between your Old Testament and New Testament, where for 400 years, it seemed that there was nothing going on.

It makes us wonder, ‘What is going on when nothing is going on? What’s happening when we don’t see God at work? What is really happening? What are we supposed to learn, when God doesn’t seem to be answering our prayers, when His promises appear to be going nowhere?’

  1. Thank God as His Purpose and Blessing for Mankind Continue (v1-2)
  2. Praise God’s Faithfulness as His Curse on Adam’s Sin Continues (v3-20)
  3. Listen as God’s Word Comes to a Wicked World (v21-27)
  4. Expect God’s Intervention in a Wicked World (v28-32)
  • What is this list of names about?
  • What is God’s image?
  • What is God’s blessing?
  • What did God promise?
  • How are we like Adam?
  • Why does worship matter?
  • What is God’s curse on sin?
  • What does ‘walking with God’ mean?
  • Can we be good without faith?
  • What did Lamech expect?
  • A question I have:
  • A truth to share:
  • Application:
  • Prayer: