MUCH MORE FOR THE MANY
(Transcribed Message)

Sunday Morning:  May 6, 2001

Text: Hebrews 2:9-15 

FOR EVERY MAN

Hebrews 2:9  "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of [the] death [qanatov, thanatos], crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death [qanatov, thanatos] for every man."

FOR MANY

Hebrews 2:14-15  "Forasmuch then as the children [paidion, little children] are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through [the] death [qanatov, thanatos] he might destroy him that had the power of [the] death [qanatov, thanatos], that is, the devil; 15. And deliver them (the little children) who through fear of death (in the wilderness) were all their lifetime subject to bondage."

THE THANATOS

1 Corinthians 15:26  "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is [the] death."

REDUCED IN RANK

1 Corinthians 15:28  "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all."

THE CONFLICT

Genesis 3:15  "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it (Christ) shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

REDUCTION IN RANK

Hosea 12:3  "He (Jacob) took his brother (Esau) by the heel [supplanted] in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:"

REDUCED IN POSITION

Romans 9:12  "It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger."

THANATOS DEATH

Philippians 2:8  "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death [thanatos], even [also] the death [thanatos] of the cross."

THANATOS EXPLAINED

Romans 5:8  "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died [apoqnhskw, not thanatos] for us.

MUCH MORE

Romans 5:9  Much more then, being now justified (not chargeable) (by faith in his blood, Rom 3:25) by his blood (shed for many, Mat. 26:28), we (the saved) shall be saved [future tense be delivered] from wrath (from being unjust or disobedient) through him.

WRATH

Hebrews 3:10-11  "Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. (land flowing with milk and honey))"

THE WRATH

Ephesians 5:5-6  "For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."

NOT CHARGEABLE

Romans 8:33-34  "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather (much more), that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

MANY CALLED

Romans 8:29-30  "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30. Moreover whom (many brethren) he did predestinate, them (many brethren) he also called: and whom (many brethren) he called, them he also justified: and whom (many brethren) he justified, them (many brethren) he also glorified."

FEW CHOSEN

Matthew 22:14  "For many are called, but few are chosen."