This week we will be in Hebrews 2: 14-18. Once again, a great passage. As you prepare for our worship services, think about these questions from the passage. What did Jesus partake in that is common to all his children? What did Jesus accomplish by his death? Who are the true offspring of Abraham? Can you find another verse in the Letter to the Romans that also teaches this truth? Define “propitiation”. Why is this important to understand?
14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. (ESV)