As you prepare to teach session 3 on Hebrews 2:14-18, we encourage you to read more about the term hypostatic union—that Jesus is fully God and fully man. Your students will likely have questions about this topic and we hope that these resources will help you prepare personally to answer the questions they have. It might be helpful to be transparent with your students and let them know that you don’t have all of the answers, but are still learning in your walk with the Lord as well.
Read this blog post entitled “A Holy Headache” by Tim Challies. We can begin to think about Christ’s human and divine nature even though we’ll never be able to fully grasp this doctrine here on earth. Think through the following questions after you read the blog post:
- What is your initial thought and reaction to the term hypostatic union? Are you intimidated by the term or curious to more fully understand it?
- Pride can lead us to react to the term hypostatic union in two different ways. Which way are you more inclined to react?
- Instead of running from challenging doctrines, what does Challies suggest we do instead?
- Pray for humility and wisdom as you study and prepare to teach God’s Word to students this week.
If you’re interested in reading more on hypostatic union, see this post by Answers in Genesis. Also consider reading this devotion from R.C. Sproul to dig deeper into this passage of Scripture.