22 Apr Sermon Discussion “Intent” • Hebrews 2:5-9
As a youth, how did you handle others with authority such as teachers, police, etc.?
What about now?
How does how we submit to proper earthly authority reflect on our submission to God?
What does the phrase “the world to come” refer to?
Who has that age NOT been set in subjection to?
Reading on in v. 9, Who has it been set in subjection to?
What does this reveal about His identity; i.e. – Is He an angel?
The author quotes Psalm 8. Read the Psalm. What does David say there?
How does the writer of Hebrews use the Psalm; what point does he make from it?
David’s use of the word “man” here refers to humanity/mankind. What does he say was our original destiny?
What happened to God’s original plan/intent for us?
The writer of this letter takes the “man” of Psalm 8 & uses it prophetically of Who?
From the perspective of this passage, what did Adam & Eve lose in the Fall?
Who got it back?
What does that mean for us?
How is mankind a little lower than the angels?
What did that make possible for humanity in terms of God’s original intent for us?
Though it’s not spelled out here, the author of Hebrews alludes to something we find occasionally in the NT – that Jesus is the Last Adam and that He succeeded where the First Adam failed. It’s our destiny to reign with Christ. He got back for us what Adam lost in the Fall. Glory forfeited by our first representative is reclaimed by our last.
Earth is in a kind of escrow as we await the return of Jesus to take possession of what He bought & owns. While we wait – what’s this life really about? What ought to occupy our attention? God’s original intent is that we’d rule. What ought we be intentional about?