The writer of Hebrews is saying something new for a predominantly Jewish audience. The idea of God becoming a man, and moving into the neighborhood, even saying he’s our brother is about relating. We don’t worship and follow a cold and removed deity. We serve a living God who took on ﬂesh and understands our every need. How can Brother Jesus help us in our temptations? How does knowing Jesus is the Founder/Pioneer of our faith comfort us day to day?
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God is not silent and continues to speak through his Son, Jesus Christ, who’s better than the prophets, the Jesus who creates and holds all things together, and is redeeming all things. God is not silent, and never has been.
How does the person and work of Jesus make him the light of the world? How are we to live as lights in a dark world?
Do I accept Jesus on his terms or mine?
Since Christians are called to lay down their lives and suffer for Christ's sake, how we serve other believers (the Church/His Bride) is a clear representation of our faithfulness.
If the Master returned today, what would he say about the way you've used what he gave you?
Jesus is our Savior, but also our example. When we see the way he sacrificed himself in love, we see the suffering to all Christians are called.
Before we can rightly serve Christ through the Church, we need to be clear on what our mission is.