We Can Hope Because we identify with Christ
We Can Hope because we Identify with Christ
14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil
38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”
2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep
If Jesus Christ is not true God, how could he help us? If he is not true man, how could he help us?
With the exception of being sinful, everything that can be said about a man can be said about Jesus Christ.
James Montgomery Boice
18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted
13 And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved
16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away.
10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.