August 31, 2020: For Adam's Race - Pastor Perry Windecker
“But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone” Hebrews 2:9 NIV.
The crescendo of Jesus’s life and teaching wrapped up into one passage. His whole incarnation and life with us was to “taste death for everyone” —to suffer and overcome death once and for all for everyone.
Yes, there is the eloquence of the writer’s “lower than the angels” talking about His time with us here on earth. What is important to us here today is all the parts around that. “we do see Jesus…, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.”
Jesus suffered and died for us each and every one of us. In this death and resurrection, He was crowned with glory. “We believe that Jesus Christ, by His sufferings, by the shedding of His own blood, and by His death on the Cross, made a full atonement for all human sin, and that this Atonement is the only ground of salvation, and that it is sufficient for every individual of Adam’s race.” This is what is meant by- “so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone”.
How do you see the cross?
How do you see Christ's death?
How does his death on a cross make you feel?
1 House, Nazarene Publishing. Church of the Nazarene Manual 2017-2021. Nazarene Publishing House. Kindle Edition.