Friday, October 18, 2013

"Not Being Ruled by the Fear of Death" (This Sunday at Redeemer)

Worship at Redeemer

This Sunday morning I'll be preaching at Redeemer on "Not Being Ruled by the Fear of Death."

I will describe the fear of death are the primal, overarching fear of all fears. "Fear" is the emotion we have when we expect LOSS; "hope" is the emotion we feel when we expect GAIN.

I'll preach out of Hebrews 2:14-18, which reads:

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,[a] fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priestin 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.

Note: we're also going to be entering into the Big-Time Christology of the book of Hebrews!