In the Shadow with Jesus: Palm Sunday
A. EXPRESSES HIS HUMANITY
1. BECAME A MAN
2. BATTLED AS A MAN
B. EXPRESSES HIS HOLINESS
1. FULFILLS THE DETAIL OF SCRIPTURE
2. FIXES THE DESTINY OF SIN
C. EXPRESSES HIS HEART
1. OPENED HIS HEART TO THE SORROWS OF MEN
2. OPENED HIS HEART TO THE SOULS OF MEN
I would like for us to turn today in God's word to the fourth gospel, the Gospel of John, John Chapter 19. I want us to begin reading Verse 28, and we'll read just two verses, Verse 28 and Verse 29.
We've been in a series of studies on The Seven Last Words Of Jesus From The Cross. We've called this series of studies IN THE SHADOW WITH JESUS. And then next Sunday we will be finishing up this series on Sunday morning and Sunday night, and then the next Sunday, of course, will be resurrection Sunday, Easter Sunday.
And these series of messages on the death of Christ take us through this Easter season time.
John 19: Verse 28, this is the fifth word that Jesus cried from the cross and we read it in Verse 28. ''After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.''
Now today once again I want to call us to the place called Calvary. Calvary where we come with our sin and receive His salvation. Calvary where we come with our ruin and receive His righteousness. Calvary, the place where we come with our darkness and receive His light. Calvary, the place where we come with our hate and rebellion and receive His love.
As we look at this fifth saying of Jesus from the cross, we see that this word differed from all the rest in that it had to do with Jesus' own personal suffering and personal agony on the cross. And as we hear him cry out, ''I thirst,'' we catch something of the agony and someth ...
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