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The Crucified Savior - I Thirst

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Introduction: There times in our lives when all of life and death hang on our very next words.
Words reveal our souls. They are the sounds that give life to our emotions.
They have the power to give life or crush someone’s soul.
Words.
Imagine you’re asking the love of your life to marry you. And after the eternity of that moment, she responds, “I guess.” That’s pretty much worse than no. The word you were looking for is “Yes.”
I’m pregnant.
It’s cancer.
Good job!
You’re fired.
Words are so powerful.
But what about your last words? Our last words reveal our humanity, because they reveal what we really care about?
Today is Good Friday, where we celebrate the glory of Jesus on the Cross.
There are 7 things that Jesus said on the cross that we have recorded in Scripture.
Luke 23:34 ESV
34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Luke 23:43 ESV
43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Luke 23:
John 19:26–27 ESV
26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
John 19:
Matthew 27:46 ESV
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Matthew
John 19:28–30 ESV
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
John
Luke 23:46 ESV
46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
Luke 23:46Big Idea: The cross was His Plan for your Punishment

Big Idea: The Cross was God’s Plan All Along

1. What Jesus said on the cross shows the importance of God’s Word.

Psalm 69:21 ESV
21 They gave me poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.
The cross was planned. And everything had to happen exactly as it was foretold. The words of Jesus are fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy. There was one final prophecy of the old testament left to be fulfilled from . I don’t think there is any spiritual significance related to this the statement “I thirst.” I’ve heard some theories. But the truth is that God’s word is so important and so perfect that even before Jesus could say that it is finished, this final piece of God’s word had to be fulfilled.
psalms 69:29
I thirst shows the importance of God’s Word.

2. What Jesus said on the cross shows His humanity.

We get a little uncomfortable when talking about Jesus’ humanity.
There is always a human side to the cross and then there is a divine side.
There are 2 perspectives of the cross. On the one hand, humanly speaking, the cross was a diabolic plot to silence an innocent man. On the other hand, what man meant for evil, God meant for good. The cross what’s God’s plan for your punishment.
On one side we have the physical suffering of Jesus as a man. On the other hand we have the divine wrath of God poured out on His spirit.

3. The Cross is where the awesome wrath of God is reconciled by His incomprehensible Love.

Reflection: Lord’s Supper.
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