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3/20 - I AM THIRSTY
 

I  AM THIRSTY

The Gospel of John Series � Part 8 of 10

John 19:28-30

Jonathan Langford

March 20, 2005

 

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.�

I Cor. 2:2

 

THE CROSS CALLS ME TO:                                                                                                                                                                    

C Come to the end of myself

            I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live           in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.�

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gal. 2:20

            In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rom. 6:11

R Repent of my sins

             �Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for            the       forgiveness      of  your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.�   Acts 2:38

           

***  for overhead

G � God�s

R � Riches

A � At

C � Christ�s

E � Expense

 

O Offer myself up to God

            �Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God�s mercy, to offer your bodies as living     sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God�this is your spiritual act of worship.�        Rom 12:1

S Separate myself from sin

            Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and   desires.�                                                                                                                                                                                  Gal. 5:24

            �What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2By no        means!             We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?�                                              Rom 6:1-2

S Share the cross of Christ

            �Then he said to them all: �If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take           up his cross daily and follow me.�                                                                                                 Luke 9:23

 

The Seven Last Words from the Cross:

First Word:

�Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.�                      Lk. 23:34

Second Word:

                        �I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.�                                    Lk. 23:43

Third Word:

                        �Dear woman, here is your son.�                                                                                                      Jn. 19:26

Fourth Word:

                        �My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?�                                                     Mt. 27:46,Mk. 15:34

Sixth Word:

                        �It is finished.�                                                                                                                                                          Jn. 19:30

Seventh Word:

                        �Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.�                                                                      Lk. 23:46

 

Today�s Focus: the Fifth Word:

�I am thirsty.�                                                                                                                                                                 Jn. 19:28

*** Overhead slide � �The closer you come to Jesus the better you will know his thirst.�                                                                                  (Mother Teresa)

 

 �My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you             lay me in the dust of death.�                                                                                            Ps. 22:15

 

�They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.�                    Ps. 69:21

 

The fifth word from the cross encourages in several ways; Jesus is fully:

1.      Human.                      

            The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.                                                    Jn. 1:14a

2.      Aware.                                   

            34There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to           drink it.                                                                                                                                                                                                Mt. 27:34

3.      Intent on fulfilling Old Testament scriptural prophecy.

            �� so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, �I am thirsty.�                    Jn. 19:28

 

*** Overhead slide � �Will the guardians of a well die of thirst?� (Malaysian Proverb)

 

4.      Offering Himself (The Living Water) to take my sin (thirst).

                �3Jesus answered, �Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever    drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.�                                                                            Jn. 4:13-14

        �If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.�                    Jn. 7:37-38

 

*** Video clip  Gospel of John  (3:00)

 

An Offer Made

               �Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat.          Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Isa 55:1

 The Offer Fulfilled:  

                �It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.�                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rev 21:6

                                                                                                                                               

                       

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