Sunday, February 12, 2017

Captain. Through.

In preparation for this morning's Worship Service, I read Hebrews 2:9-18. Verse 10, caught my attention. 
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10 (NKJV)
For: indeed, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification
Many: emphasizes the quantity involved
Sons: properly, a son (by birth or adoption); (figuratively) anyone sharing the same nature as their Father. For the believer, becoming a son of God begins with being reborn (adopted) by the heavenly Father – through Christ (the work of the eternal Son). Emphasizes likeness of the believer to the heavenly Father, i.e. resembling His character more and more by living in faith; highlights the (legal) right to the Father's inheritance.
Glory: "the glorious condition of blessedness into which it is appointed and promised that true Christians shall enter after their Saviour's return from heaven" Thayer's Greek Lexicon 
Captain: from two words meaning "the first" and "to lead" – properly, the first in a long procession; a file-leader who pioneers the way for many others to follow. Arxēgós does not strictly mean "author," but rather "a person who is originator or founder of a movement and continues as the leader – i.e. 'pioneer leader, founding leader' "
Salvation: to bring to the end (goal) proposed
Perfect: to bring to the end (goal) proposed
Through: "thoroughly," literally, "successfully" across to the other side
Sufferings: misfortune, calamity, evil, affliction, something undergone, i.e. hardship or pain

A couple words stand out to me as I read and studies Hebrews 2:9-18.
Captain (first and leader, currently involved)
Through (successfully across to the other side; victory!)

Looking forward to hearing Pastor Osborne preach
on Hebrews 2:9-18 this morning. 
To listen the sermon, check this website:
Faith Baptist Church • Winter Haven, FL

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