One Perfect Man (Hebrews 2:5-9)


Hebrews 2:1-4 issues a warning against spiritual eye rolling, and apathy, against the Gospel of Christ as the ONE Answer and Salvation of his people; the continuing verses (Heb 2:5-9) argue using Psalm 8 the greatness of Christ as the PERFECT MAN.  This accomplishes two things, First it corrected the 1st century preoccupation with angel worship, as can be seen consistently in the NT:

(Matt 4:10; Acts 14:13-15; Rom 1:25; 1 Cor 8:5- 6; Col 2:18-19; 1 Tim 4:1-5; Rev 19:10, 22:8-9)

Colossians 2:18–19
Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

and second, it prepares the reader to press on toward Christ’s Superiority to other men, prophets, Moses, the priests, and the importance of Salvation accomplished in Christ according to the shadows and figures of the Old Covenant, overwhelmingly and perfectly satisfied by the New Covenant through the blood of Christ.

Christ becomes the perfect man demonstrating the perfection of humanity and the fullest meaning of being crowned with glory and honor.  For the sake and purpose of his death, he became a man, because he was perfectly obedient unto death, he was the recipient of the fullness of the blessings which Adam lost for humanity when he willingly chose to follow his own mind and reject God (Rom 5).

Sermon Notes

  1. The World to Come
    (Isa 65:17, 66:22; Luke 2:1, 21:26; Heb 6:5; 2 Pet 3:13)
  2. Perfected Humanity in Christ
    (Ps 8; Matt 16:27; 26:64; 1 Pet 1:10–12; Phil 2:5–11; John 10:15–18)

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