Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church


“Captain of their salvation” Hebrews 2:10-18

“Captain of their salvation” Hebrews 2:10-18


1. The plan of Salvation is deep and profound

2. A deeper study is needed for it to be better appreciated



10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory,

to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12 saying:

“I will declare Your name to My brethren;

In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.” Hebrews 2:10-12

1. The place of sufferings

10 For You, O God, have tested us;

You have refined us as silver is refined.

11 You brought us into the net;

You laid affliction on our backs.

12 You have caused men to ride over our heads;

We went through fire and through water;

But You brought us out to rich fulfilment. Psalm 66:10-12

a) Suffering is not without meaning

b) Suffering leads to “perfection”

c) There is rich fulfilment

2. The power of sanctification

17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. John 17:17-19

a) Prayer for sanctification

b) Personal sanctification

c) Powerful impact of sanctification

3. Praiseworthy consequences

a) We are called “brethren” by the Lord Jesus Christ

b) The Lord Jesus is not ashamed of us



14 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,

15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. .Hebrews 2:14-15

1. The battle for our salvation

a) The Son of Man had to battle Satan

b) He overcame the devil

c) He is a great Captain

2. The battle over the problem of Death

a) The fear of Death

b) A powerful weapon of the Devil

c) The Lord tasted Death for everyone

d) We need not be afraid of death anymore

e) The bondage of fear has been broken!



16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and

faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:16-18

1. God’s aid

a) it is not given to angels

b) it is given to the seed of Abraham

i) To Man

ii) To the Son of Man

2. A merciful and faithful High Priest

a) Made like His brethren

b) To make propitiation for our sins

i) Sins need atonement

ii) Sins need to be judged

iii) Sins need to be paid for

iv) The Lord Jesus was our atonement sacrifice

c) He is able to help us when we are tempted

i) He will show mercy

ii) He will always be faithful to us



1. Let us deepen our understanding

2. Let us be grateful to the Captain of our salvation

3. Let us draw near to the High Priest that we may receive much-needed aid