Seven: It is Finished

Week 5 – Jeff Maness – April 7, 2019

When Jesus said, “It is finished”, what did he mean and how does that affect us? In this message we’re going to see how Jesus finished what we could not do so we could experience what we do not deserve.

Seven: It Is Finished

Main Scripture: John 19:28-30

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John 19:28-30 28 Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” (Taylor did fantastic job…) 29 A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. 30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Tetelestai (Ta-tel-uh-sti) = Finished

“My work has been done, my work is done, and my work will be done. It is all finished!”

Big Idea: Jesus finished what we could not do so we could experience what we do not deserve.

Big Question: What did Jesus finish on the cross?

1. The fulfillment of prophecy

Mark 14:49 49 Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there among you teaching every day. But these things are happening to fulfill what the Scriptures say about me.”

2. The fight against satan

1 John 3:8 8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God (Jesus) came to destroy the works of the devil.

Romans 16:19b-20 19b I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

3. His Father’s Will

John 6:38 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.

John 4:34 34 “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.

John 17:4 4 I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

1 Timothy 2:3-4 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

Usually a crucified person at the point of death did not have the strength to cry out but rendered his spirit with a moan. Jesus gave out a loud cry. His cry was not a cry of death but a cry of victory. He had just won the greatest victory ever. By his life of perfect obedience to God and his death on the cross, he had just opened the doors of Heaven to humanity. He broke down the wall that separated humanity from God and that deprived them of his good presence. —