It Is Finished! – Study Sheet/Notes

(John 19:28-30)

 

Introduction

   * John 19:28-30

 

 

1. What was finished?

   * Jesus suffered – Isa. 53:3, Mark 8:31; Acts 2; Isa. 53:5

   * Simple answer – all that He came to do (Jn. 4:34). Three figures of Christ:

            - Lamb of God

 

            - Good Shepherd

 

            - Overthrower

 

2. Why was it finished? Sin!

   * Sin is real (Rom. 3:10; II Chron. 6:36). Nearly as old as Creation (I Jn. 3:8).

   * Jesus teaches about sin (Luke 5, 7).

 

 

   * Zaccheus – Luke 19:10:

 

   * Mt. 26:28 –

 

3. Why was Jesus the only suitable sacrifice?

   * God couldn’t just turn a blind eye to sin (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8; Psalm 89:14).

   * Sin must be punished! How could God remain just, yet justify sinful mankind? Ans. Rom. 3:19-26.

   * Suitable sacrifice must meet these conditions:

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   * Did Jesus pass the test? Was He just and sinless? Yes!

            - He claims He was (Jn. 8:29&46).

            - His friends claimed He was (Luke 5:3; Mt. 4:18&21; Luke 5:8).

            - His enemies claimed He was! (Judas – Mt. 27:4; Pilate – Luke 23:4; Pilate’s wife – Mt. 27:19; Roman

               centurionLk. 23:47).

   * II Cor. 5:21 – Jesus knew no sin. See also Heb. 4:15 & 7:26.

  

4. How do we take advantage of this great gift?

   * Romans 6:3-4 – burial in baptism.

   * Become “new creature” (II Cor. 5:17).

 

 

Sin and Satan – spiritual death – IT IS FINISHED! Take advantage of God’s wonderful gift of salvation today before it’s everlastingly too late!