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It Is Finished and Into Your Hands I Commit

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INTRO:
How many of you start something that you never finish?
Your examples: books, projects, etc
Your examples: books, projects, etc
We have been looking at the seven last words from the cross
We have been looking at the seven last words from the cross Tonight we will finish with the last two We are going to look at two passes the scripture briefly
Tonight we will finish with the last two We are going to look at two passes the scripture briefly and
KNOW?: What do I want you to know/Information
TEXT:
John 19:30 NIV
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Luke 23:44–47 NIV
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”
WHY?: Why do I want you to know this/motivation
John 19:30 NIV
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
John 19:30b NIV
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

JESUS SAID “IT IS FINISHED…”

FULFILLED GODS PROMISE
When Jesus died on the cross he fulfilled God's promise
John 17:4 NIV
I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.
Redemption is completed
given birth to a whole new world
2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
We can say “amen” to this
SATISIFIED GODS JUSTICE
says
Romans 8:34 NIV
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
God’s justice law breakers have to pay the penalty
ILLUSTRATION:
break the law - pay the penalty
speed - ticket
don’t exercise - bad health
eat too much - bad for you
no sleep - bad for you
When you do something wrong - pay the consequences
PAID THE DEBT
IT IS FINISHED = Tetelestai = paid in full
used in every day language when finished a job
tetelestai! Paid in full
ILLUSTRATION:
ILLUSTRATION:
Imagine you get a call from the bank
Imagine you get a call from the bank - all your debt, car, house, credit cards, etc - ALL PAID IN FULL is not a sigh of resignation.  It is a declaration of victory It is accomplished synoptic gospels say Jesus shouted this out with a loud cry a cry of a winner He was not crying a cry of defeat - but a cry of victory this stood for the finish work Jesus had finished the completed work, mission, task Jesus paid all the debt that we owe on the cross This was the finished work of redemption that was needed
all your debt, car, house, credit cards, etc - ALL PAID IN FULL
is not a sigh of resignation
It is a declaration of victory
It is accomplished
synoptic gospels say Jesus shouted this out with a loud cry
a cry of a winner
He was not crying a cry of defeat
but a cry of victory
this stood for the finish work Jesus had finished
the completed work, mission, task
Jesus paid all the debt that we owe on the cross
This was the finished work of redemption that was needed
our sin was atoned for
eternal life through JC became attainable
Luke 23:44–47 NIV
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”
Jesus has been on the cross for 6 hours
darkness fell
We don’t know what caused the darkness
curtain veil was torn in two
significant
now, we have direct access to God
centurion - non-believer - saw what had happened - praised God
Matt/Luke - this man was innocent - He was the Son of God
Fitting that Jesus’ last words from the cross is a prayer
Jesus prays the prayer of
Psalm 31:5 NIV
Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.
Makes it personal
We can know 4 things from His last words

“Father...”

YOU HAVE A FATHER!
He loves you
This prayer reminds us of a time when Jesus’ followers were asking Jesus how to pray ()
Jesus begins with “Our Father...”
This was huge!
They grew up learning this
“Abba..”
Here, when Jesus is dying on the cross - crys out Abba
I don’t know if some of you here dont know this
God is a loving compassionate God
Psalm 103:13 NIV
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
Whatever it is you are going through
God desires a relationship with you
He desires this intimate relationship with you
You have a Father in heaven who loves you
He is crazy about you
He wants to help you

“...into your hands...”

Your Father can be TRUSTED
He can be trusted
Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Sooner or later you have to entrust your life to something, someone
ILLUSTRATION:
I TRUST MY LIFE TO...
government, media, etc
Who are going to trust?
Someone who really knows you
Always puts you first
Always tells you what is best
Psalm 33:4 NIV
For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
What is it you need to entrust to your Heavenly Father?
Health, finances, relationships, marriage, future, etc

“...I commit my spirit.”

My Father is going to take care of the things that I can’t even see
My spirit
While you are waiting - God is working
Praying - trust God
You may not see things - He can see you

“...into your HANDS...”

Your Father can handle anything you put into HIS HANDS
ILLUSTRATION: You are in good hands with....ALLSTATE
You are in good hands with your Father
Psalm 139:5 NIV
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Psalm 139:5
You are in good hands
Proverbs
Once you trust God with your life - you will want to do it again and again
DO?: What do I want you to do with this
WHY?: Why do you want me to do it/Inspire!
CONCLUSION: How do I help you remember it?

“It is finished”

Saving you is all His work
He finished the work
ILLUSTRATION:
Man asks a preacher, what do I need to do to be saved ?
Preacher responds by saying, “its too late” - What?
It’s all ready been done for you - all you have to do is accept it
How can i be set free? After all I have done
He set you free
Whatever it is that is keeping you captive - He can set you free!
The hands of Jesus are scarred with nail prints so He cant forget me
In heaven..we will have no scars
The only one who will have scars is Jesus
Reminder of what it cost Him to save you
Isaiah 49:16 NIV
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Isaiah 49:15–16 NIV
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Isaiah 49:50
Isaiah 49:5
Can a mother forget - no way!
God says, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands
This is how much I love you!
He is crazy about you
I’m going to send my son for you
Here for the 1x
Maybe you are member - going through a dark time..
Let this be your prayer
Luke 23:46 NIV
Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”

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