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Sermon #5658

Jesus : Human and Divine

A Sermon on Hebrews 2:14


Hebrews 2:14 ESV KJV
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, (ESV)

Sermon Description

Listen to this Christmas message on Hebrews 2:14 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones remembers He who is our Savior and salvation. Do not think of the Christian life in any general way apart from Christ. Through death, Christ destroyed him who had the power of death. Death lost its sting! Man's greatest temptation is to leave out the “wonderful works of God.” Salvation is the result of God’s activity. There is great trouble when we become doubtful of the person of Christ. Look at the two heresies of Christ. The mystery of godliness is Jesus' being truly man and truly God. We are all sharers of human nature, but Christ's manhood was entirely different. God voluntarily added to what He already was – adding flesh and blood to the Divine. Two natures in the One. He who made all things now knew what it was like to be weak, misunderstood, and even to die. Christ became the captain, author, and composer of our salvation. God had to become man. Christ had to die to save us from the condemnation of the Law. He robbed the devil of the power of death and is our representative at the right hand of God. He can sympathize with you, blessed be His name.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. We are all partakers of flesh and blood, sharing in common human nature.
  2. Jesus did not simply partake in human nature like us. He took part of human nature unto himself.
  3. Jesus was pre-existent as the eternal Son of God. He voluntarily added human nature to his divine nature.
  4. Jesus had to become truly human to save humanity. He had to add human nature to experience human life and death.
  5. Jesus had to become human to die and conquer death. Only by dying could he destroy the devil who had the power of death.
  6. Jesus had to become human to become a merciful and faithful high priest, able to sympathize with our weaknesses.
  7. Jesus had to become human to give us his human nature, enabling us to become children of God.

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.