Fight for the One Next to You
January 5, 2020
Passage: Hebrews 2: 14-15, 17-18

Sermon Notes

First let's ask this question who's fighting for you.

At the same time we also need to ask. Who are we fighting for we need to also ask, "who are we advocating for?" Who have we taken under our wing? Sadly these may not be the easiest questions to answer in this very self-focused society of today.

We face the rigors of all that life brings. It's easy to forget about people around us as we press into our agendas and our ambitions to care about our needs. Fighting for the one next to us is easily get lost in the shuffle. We're trying to fight for ourselves. Trying to survive and just trying to make it from day to day. We can feel like everyone's against us. And we are against everyone. No, one really cares.

These feelings can send us into despair for depression. We can lose hope or even chase after things that ran us temporary comfort. We can become trapped in negativity darkness and we can become inspired and practices that destroy us and wage war against our very souls.

Do you ever feel that way? If you do I want to share something with you today, that is true and certain and can be a word and encouragement for everyone today in our lives. We have someone fighting for us. We have someone next to us who is watching out for all of us. There is a friend who is closer than a brother. Solomon knew something very important. He understood that God has given us precious gift.

There is a friend in our lives who sticks closer than any earthly brother. He is our Savior Jesus Christ the one true God. The one who even calls himself your brother. He's a brother that we can always count on them. The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Son of God literally God became flesh for us and for our salvation.

The Bible declares that God fights for us. He is fighting for us right now even in the midst of our loneliness, our suffering, inadequacies, and pains.

The Apostle John said, Not that we love God, but that he loved us and he sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.