Gospel Identity // Rick Bayer // Hebrews 2:5-11
“Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters” (vs. 11) NIV
We are family: baptized in the name of the Father.
And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18
We are servants: baptized in the name of the Son. (The King)
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” Matthew 20:25-27 (NIV)
“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Philippians 2:6-7 (NIV)
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
We are missionaries: baptized in the name of the Holy Spirit.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NIV)
For further study on these 3 concepts of family, servants and missionaries see the book “Saturate” by Jeff Vanderstelt.
Questions for Discipleship Groups
Questions for individual and discipleship group study are found in the Gospel Primer section 7.5 (pg.160)