A bridge is a connection between two things. If a physical bridge collapses, it is dangerous. Jesus Christ is a spiritual bridge between God and us.
- 1 Tim. 2:5-6
Christ, a man, is a mediator between God and us. There is a gap between God and us because of our sins.
- Hebrews 2:9-10
Jesus was made lower than the angels to die for our sins. Jesus took on suffering and was perfected through this suffering. Suffering has a different perspective for Christians. When we suffer, we have an opportunity to be Christ like. Often our purposes will be accomplished through suffering. God allows us to have difficulties so that we can satisfy our reason for being.
- Heb. 2:11-13
Connection, Identity with us
Jesus was willing to identify with us as a human.
- Heb. 2:14-15
Render Devil Powerless
Jesus has gone through death before us so that we have hope instead of fear. He defeated Satan to set us free. Jesus left heaven to come here to set us free. This was a great act of love.
- Heb. 2:16-18
Helping Those Who are Tempted
Jesus was sent as a means for us to come back to God. Someone who has experienced temptation is able to understand and help us.
- Heb. 4:14-5:10
Sympathy with Weaknesses
Because Jesus lived as a human he can sympathize with our struggles. We can draw near to the throne with confidence. How much more can God give to show he cares for us? What was Christ’s life like as a human? In the garden, Jesus didn’t stop the storm, he cried out to God for help to get through the storm. Jesus was faithful during the difficult times.
- Heb. 12:24
Jesus was both man and God. This shows his qualifications to fulfill that role.
- Heb. 13:10-16
Jesus was the high priest – the go between from us to God. We need to serve as priest today. We are offering sacrifices. We need to be connected to Jesus. We need to accept the sufferings that are a part of living for Jesus. Let’s say yes to what God calls us to do today.
—Robert Lee, 1-30-05, p.m.