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4: Jesus Our Redeemer (Heb 2:5-18)

The Basics


The author has established the supremacy of Christ and the greatness of His salvation. Now He moves on to Christ’s relationship with us, the heirs of salvation. Hence, this section focuses on Jesus’ role as the Son of Man and emphasizes His humanity, suffering, and atoning death.

Key Verse

“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (2:14-15).

Did You Know…?

1.         Propitiation () means the putting away of God’s wrath.






Key Words/Phrases

General Analysis

1.   This section continues the theme of “so great a salvation” found in 2:1-4. What does this salvation encompass, according to this lesson’s passage?

Segment Analysis


1a.        In what sense is man a little lower than the angels (7)?

1b.        In what sense is man greater than angels?

2.         What does the phrase “not yet” in verse 8 imply?

3.         “But we see Jesus…” is a key statement in this section. Explain why this is so.

4a.        Why was Jesus “made a little lower than the angels”?

4b.        What lesson can you learn from the Lord Jesus?

5.         What was needed for Jesus to be crowned with glory and honor?


6a.        Who is “Him” in verse 10?

6b.        Who is “He” in verse 11?

7.         Why is Jesus called “the captain of [our] salvation”?

8a.        What does it mean that the captain of our salvation was made perfect through sufferings?

8b.        How was this “fitting” for God to do?

9.         What is the main point of 11-13?


10.        How is this paragraph an elaboration of 2:9?

11.        How was Jesus like us? How was He different from us?

12.        Who are the descendants of Abraham? (Gal 3:7,9,26-29)

13.        How has the Lord Jesus overcome the devil and released us from bondage?

14.        How is our Lord Jesus the perfect High Priest?

15.        How does our High Priest aid us when we are tempted?

Final Thoughts

16.        In this lesson, we learned that Jesus became like us and calls us His brethren. He is also our merciful and faithful High Priest. How can this knowledge help you in your daily walk?

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