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Jesus, the Man of Faith / Hebrews 8:1-13
May 29, 2016 Pastor Kirk McKelvey
The Painted Door Church - Chicago

Jesus, the Man of Faith / Hebrews 8:1-13

May 29, 2016

Pastor Kirk McKelvey

Most of us have built up, or at least inherited, an image of Jesus that portrays him as a super hero, handling temptations and dispensing miracles out of the power of his divinity.  But in his flesh Jesus was truly a man, who suffered and grew and learned just like all the rest of us.  Hebrews 12 describes him as the “author and perfecter” of our faith.  And faith, by its very nature, is blind.  For all the expectations of deliverance and triumph that people placed, and that we still place, on him as Messiah, Jesus’ faith led him to fulfill them all and more - but in the most perplexing and mysterious of ways: by dying on a cross.

Most of us have built up, or at least inherited, an image of Jesus that portrays him as a super hero, handling temptations and dispensing miracles out of the power of his divinity.  But in his flesh Jesus was truly a man, who suffered and grew and learned just like all the rest of us.  Hebrews 12 describes him as the “author and perfecter” of our faith.  And faith, by its very nature, is blind.  For all the expectations of deliverance and triumph that people placed, and that we still place, on him as Messiah, Jesus’ faith led him to fulfill them all and more - but in the most perplexing and mysterious of ways: by dying on a cross.

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