For this Sunday, Pastor Rick will continue preparing us for Christmas with the message entitled: “Atonement in a Manger”.
Hebrews 2:14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
I don’t know about you, but this portion of scripture isn’t easy for me to follow. There are so many thoughts to follow and it’s not like reading a story. I had to study and pray and read other scripture. And now that I’ve done the studying, I can’t wait to share with you, the things that God has shared with me. This portion of scripture is rich in meaning and can help us to identify with and connect with the reason and purpose for Jesus coming to become one of us… in the flesh. It is my prayer that as you hear, you will desire to come to Him to become more in the Spirit with Him.