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Words From The Throne

by Rev. Kirby Williams

Understanding why Jesus' final words from the Cross are words that echo in eternity.

Text: John 19:28-30
Date: 07/12/2020, the Combined service.
Series: "John: Encountering Love" Part 185

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As we continue with John's Crucifixion narrative, we come at last to Jesus' death. In this message we will analyze carefully the last two words Jesus spoke from the Cross according to John. Even though each statement consists of a single word, their meaning when seen in the context of John's entire Gospel are profound. They are words of invitation and triumph that literally echo in eternity. Paradoxically, they are words of intense suffering and glorious victory, as King Jesus speaks His final words from the throne of Golgotha.

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I. Introduction
II. Exposition of the text, John 19:28-30.
A. Context
1. The Prophet.
2. The Priest.
3. The King, John 18:36.
B. Words that echo in eternity.
1. Seven words from the Cross, Luke 23:34,43,46, Matt. 27:46, John 19:26,28,30.
2. The Lord's thirst, vs. 28.
a. The passing of time.
b. The beginning of the end, John 1:47,2:25.
c. The fulfillment of Scripture.
i. The significance of the prophecies, Psa. 22:15, 69:21.
ii. Focus on fulfilled purpose.
d. The physical nature of the thirst.
e. The symbolic nature of the thirst.
i. The Creator thirsts, John 1:1-3.
ii. The Living Water thirsts.
iii. The "Accursed" thirsts, John 3:14, Gal. 3:13, 2Cor. 5:21.
iv. Thirsting for communion, Psa. 42:1, John 17:5.
3. The thirst assuaged, vs. 29.
a. The sour wine, Mark 15:23.
b. The hyssop branch.
4. Triumph On The Cross, vs. 30.
a. The reason for the liquid, Matt. 27:50, Psa. 22:15.
b. The completion of His redemptive purpose.
i. The meaning of "tetelestai".
• A word with purpose.
• A market term.
ii. The finality of redemption, Heb. 9:11-12.
iii. The cry of victory.
c. The willful death, Johon 10:17-18.
III. Application
A. The words from the Cross.
1. Words of invitation, John 7:37-38, Isa. 53:12, John 4:14.
2. Words of triumph and comfort, John 14:18-19, 16:33.
B. The echo from eternity, Rev. 21:1-7.
IV. Conclusion

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