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2018.3.30 Last Words from the Cross 3rd Word

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John 19:26–27 NKJV
26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.
Note: If short on time skip to Look at Him Giving
“Woman, behold your son!”
It’s not the first time He’s address His mother by calling her ‘woman.’ First time it wasn’t time. ( “They are out of water)
I’ll take an exegetical leap and say, now it’s time. Here He is on the cross. 1st word - Looks Above the Cross - He’s prayed for forgiveness 2nd word - Looks Across the Cross - He’s confirmed the place called heaven AND ensured that at His word we can go. Now He invites us to take a look at what He’s doing at the foot of the cross
It’s more important what He sees. Since I want to see how He sees, I behold a couple of interesting facts.
The disciples aren’t there - they fled when He was arrested
The disciples aren’t there - they fled when He was arrested
Women are there - allowed to be there w/o fear of arrest
We know John - one of courage - is there but where is Joseph?
I personally hope he’s dead. What father wouldn’t show up to his own Son’s funeral?!
Out of all the other people, soliders, passer byers, officials, he pulls out a pair of binoculars and zooms in…He tells the crowd…He’s telling us “Behold” LOOK!

We Look at Him Protecting

If Joseph is dead, she’s a widow - He didn’t leave her destiny .
Reaseach shows that His language is legal…along the lines of adoption
What would this world look like if men just protected what is ours

We Look at Him Representing

He’s modeling what K citizens are supposed to look like
He’s modeled what ministry looks like but what MAN should be about…I was a REP-RE-SENT-TA-TIVE - REPRESENTING God’d given the picture and instruction before
I’m God giving my mama to somebody making sure that somebody else was taken care of before I took care of my own biz
One of the most important words - some people don’t have an accurate pic of God. They won’t read the Bible
Ill: what does marriage look like
Most Christians are good at external but bad at the internal - divorced folk telling single folk how to do it; tell you about your kids but your’s are crazy
Marriage-willing to be uncomfortable; Sacrificial - take care of somebody else before you take care of yourself;

We Look at Him Giving

A Will is about a dispersing. Give Really Up til now, He’s been reading His own will. A will is about what I want to give you.
He was giving when he said in 1st word “Father forgive”
He was giving eternal life to a thief “today you will be with me in paradise”
But when you think about it, He left doing what He came to do!
I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly
He came here to give but He left here giving
Head - thorns
Hands - nails
Feet - spikes
Side - spear
He came here to give but He left here giving
Sight - Blind
Bound man - freedom
Lazarus back his life
Paralytic health and forgiveness
He came here to give but He left here giving
Crowd - fish sandwiches
lepers - community
fisherman - supernatural catch
Peter - paid tax bill
You and me - Salvation
He came here to give but He left here giving
4 words later He gave His spirit to His Father!
And here we are - better takers than givers.
He was giving forgive
He was giving eternal life to a thief
But when you think about it, He left doing what He came to do!
I think what we have coming from the cross is the formula for life
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