A talk by Joe Wiltshire at St Tom’s Big Weekend 2011 on the topic of 'Perfection: The Goal of God's Plan'. This talk is entitled 'The Perfect Son' (Hebrews 4:14-5:10) and is the second in the four-talk series.
The central event in God's perfect plan: The perfecting of his Son
How can God be made perfect? Some observations...
What perfection doesn't mean
What perfection does mean
How Jesus was made perfect
How can Jesus 'learn obedience'?
He learned the cost of obedience
He learned what it was to be tempted
He learned that obedience to his Father's will and perfect plan would mean the ultimate price
He desired his Father's will more than his own life
Jesus' prayer is heard because of his reverence
Jesus' death is how he achieved salvation for mankind
The only proper response is awe and thanksgiving
It ought to lead us to repentance and trust
We must not harden our hearts and become disobedient
Know that Jesus can help you in your temptations and sympathises with you