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Glory Now and Not Yet

August 27, 2017 Pastor: Ben Muresan Series: Hebrews: Christ Is Superior

Topic: Hebrews Scripture: Hebrews 2:5–2:9

The sermon text will be Hebrews 2:5-9.

As Christians we live in what some call the “already and not yet” period of redemptive history. We know that Christ is ruling and reigning over all creation. He has been crowned with glory and honor. Nothing has been left out of his control; everything is in subjection to him. This is the “already” of Christian hope. But there is also the “not yet” which involves the future final outworking of Christ’s dominion at his return. In this age we share in Christ’s risen life as we are united to him by faith, and we believe in a future resurrection that will be fully and finally realized in the age to come. Our hope in this future glory is not wishful thinking or a “fingers crossed” anticipation. It is firmly grounded in the finished work of Christ on our behalf and his now being crowned with glory and honor.