Sermon Series: The Lectionary, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Pastor Brian Steadman
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 2:18-24
Gospel Reading:Mark 10:2-16
New Testament Lesson:Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.  He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,  having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking.  It has been testified somewhere,
“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
 You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,
 putting everything in subjection under his feet.”
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.  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.
 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.  For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,  saying,
“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” (ESV)