The Living Christ -- Our Helper!
Jesse M. Hendley
In the Book of Hebrews I would like to remind you that one of the chief themes is the High Priesthood of the Lord Jesus: the fact that He is our living High Priest and that He is a very present help in time of trouble. There is one text I want to call your attention to this morning from Hebrews 2, verse 18. I want us to think this morning on THE HELP OF JESUS. The help of Jesus, the Son of God! This is a tremendous statement. As you study this marvelous Book of Hebrews consider the very fact of His High Priesthood and you don't think about a dead Christ, one who went in the tomb and didn't come out, but A LIVING CHRIST who is able to help us right now in the particular spot we are in. It's a wonderful thing for us to know of the High Priesthood of the Lord Jesus.
Verse ten, "For it became Him for Whom are all things and by Whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings." That doesn't mean moral perfection, for Jesus was perfect. You cannot improve on God, morally. But it means in His work that He was to do for us. It was through His sufferings as a man. You see God had to become a man and God had to live as a man. He had to become a man and live through him. We must remember that. That is where the wonder of this comes to us. Not the distance of Jesus but His presence.
Now verse 11. "For both He that sanctifieth and who are being sanctified are all of One: (That is Christ, and all the believers have their origination with God.) For which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren." That passage means that Jesus calls us brothers. That's a family word. We are in the family of God if we are born again people of God.
Then He quoted three passages of the Old Testament saying, "I will declare Thy name unto My brethren, and in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee." Those are the word ...
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