Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2010-12-08 ILC Chapel — We are amazed that the…

We are amazed that the Creator came to be our Brother and Savior.


Date : 2010-12-08
Speaker : Professor John Pfeiffer

Hebrews 2:9–15 (Listen)

But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

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. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source.1 That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,2 12 saying,

  “I will tell of your name to my brothers;
    in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

13 And again,

  “I will put my trust in him.”

And again,

  “Behold, I and the children God has given me.”

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, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.


[1] 2:11 Greek all are of one

[2] 2:11 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters


Hymn: TLH 103, st. 3,4,6: To Shepherds as they Watched Organ Audio

3. Oh, then rejoice that through His Son 
God is with sinners now at one; 
Made like yourselves of flesh and blood, 
Your brother is the eternal God. 

4. What harm can sin and death then do? 
The true God now abides with you. 
Let hell and Satan rage and chafe, 
Christ is your Brother–ye are safe. 

6. Ye shall and must at last prevail; 
God’s own ye are, ye cannot fail. 
To God forever sing your praise 
With joy and patience all your days. 

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