The Word of Victory

March 26, 2023 Preacher: Andrei Ramos Series: 7 Last Words of Jesus on the Cross

Topic: The Gospel Scripture: John 19:30

Jesus' sixth saying from the cross, "It Is Finished!" was Christ's cry of profound significance and ultimate joy, which must have resounded throughout the entire universe as the Lord Jesus pronounced His triumphant victory over sin, Satan, and death. It was for this cause that Christ was born into this world when He emptied Himself of His former glory by assuming the form of a slave, and taking upon Himself the likeness of man, for He came to seek and to save that which was lost and to call sinners to repentance. He came to be the propitiation for our sins.

Getting Started

1. Accomplishing any task requires commitment, perseverance, and determination. Has there been any project that you set out to do, only to realize you could not finish it? What were your reason for not being able to finish the project?

Read John 19:28-30

2. What insight, principle, or observation from Sunday’s sermon did you find to be the most helpful, eye-opening, or troubling?

Digging Deeper

3. John 19:30 says, “When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” What was it that was finished?

4. What happened for three hours before Jesus said these words?

5. How did the resurrection of Jesus prove Jesus Sixth Word, “It is finished”?

The Heart of the Matter

6. What can we learn for our own lives from this Sixth Word: "It is finished" about purpose? About focus? About obedience?

7. How is the willingness to suffer vital to finishing one's mission?

8. A critic asks you, “How could God plan the crucifixion of Jesus and at the same time hold those who did it accountable for their sin?” What would be your answer?

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