ONE OF US
October 4, 2015
Hebrews 2:5-9: For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, “What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet.” Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
We have a special place in God’s economy, and Jesus became one of us.
We will eventually reign with Christ.
We are obviously not reigning now.
But we see Jesus…
- ...who became one of us.
- ...who was crowned at death.
- ...who tasted death for everyone.
LIFE GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
- How would you summarize chapter 1? Be concise.
- How would you paraphrase the big idea of 2:1-4?
- If it wasn’t to the angels that God subjected the world, who was it?
- What is the “world to come”?
- What is the big idea of 2:6-8a, the author’s quote of part of Psalm 8?
- Who is the “him” in 8b to whom everything has been put into subjection?
- Why do you think that the author adds, “At present, we do not see everything in subjection to him”?
- How was Jesus “made lower than the angels”? What does that mean?
- When was Jesus “crowned with glory and honor”?
- In what sense did Jesus “taste death for everyone”?
- What’s the big idea of 2:5-9?
HOW DOES IT APPLY?
- Is it easier for you to more fully understand Jesus’ divinity or His humanity? Explain.
- After thoroughly describing Jesus’ divinity in chapter 1, why do you think he develops Jesus' humanity in 2:5 and following? What is he trying to get us to think? What is he tying to get us to feel?
- When you contemplate Jesus’ death, are you filled with a sense of His “glory and honor”? Why or why not do you think?
- Why is it important to you that Jesus was not only God, but also a human being?
- As you have walked with Jesus, and thought about His death, does it become more meaningful or less? Why do you think?