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Our Restored Purpose in Christ

January 20, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Humanity’s Only Hope

Topic: Our Restored Purpose in Christ

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • Have you ever felt alone or insignificant? How does the story of Jacob and Daniel encourage you?
  • Does your life reflect that of a child with total dependence on God; or do you struggle with a sense of self-sufficiency?
  • How did sin (disobedience due to sense of self-sufficiency) harm God’s intention of Humanity ruling creation?
  • How is God’s original intention restored for us through Jesus? Restored, are you living to your potential according to Ephesians 6:10-20? Why or why not?

Message outline

Title: Our Restored Purpose in Christ

Series: Hebrews: Humanity’s Only Hope

Text: Key Passage-> Hebrews 2:5-8

Main Idea: God’s ultimate intention with Christ was His Original for us!

 

  1. “Feeling Alone and Insignificant” -Church (Heb. 2:5-6a)
  • God’s original intention for Humanity- more than we know!
    • Alone- Distance from Heaven to Earth
      • Jacob felt alone. Genesis 28:10-16
        • Angels ministering (Hebrews 1:14)
      • Daniel felt alone. Daniel 10:1-21
        • Angels battle on our behalf (Heb 2:5)
      • Insignificant- God, Heaven, Angels, Creation…man?
        • Standing in awe of God and Creation- we are dependent versus self-sufficient. (Psalm 8:1-5)

 

We feel insignificant because we are too weak to do anything about the world we live in-the problems that surround us.

 

 

  1. God’s Visitation upon His Family (Hebrews 2:6b)
  • As man (weak / childlike in dependence) stands in awe of creation and God, God is mindful!
    • See and Note -> Isaiah 57:15-21
  • God visits us through the Son of Man (Psalm 8:5b-9)
    • God’s caring for us is seen in His visitation
      • See and Note -> Ezekiel 16:1-14

 

III. Son of Man- God’s Purpose with Us (Heb 2:7-8)

  • God’s Original Intention
    • Humanity was created to rule (Genesis 1:26-31)
  • God’s Judgment: enter temporary role of Angles
    • Genesis 3:20-24
  • God’s Salvation: God visits us in Jesus
    • Psalm 8:5-9 / Hebrews 2:7-8
  • God’s Ultimate Intention (restored original intention)
    • God’s children arise in Christ; Angels step down
      • Ephesians 6:10-20
    • We labor towards the ultimate rule of our King, Jesus! (Heb2:8)

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