John Lesson 25 Day 5

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John Lesson 25 Day 5

John 19:28-30

11. It is finished.

“Jesus’ final word (tetelestai in the ancient Greek) was the cry of a winner. (Source)” Jesus knew that He accomplished everything His Father sent Him to do.

He fulfilled the mission he stated in John 4:34— “Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.” AMPC (emphasis added)

Only John’s gospel records Jesus saying the words, “It is finished” which “could also be interpreted as ‘Paid in full.'” (Tenney)

12. a. Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said, “I thirst.”

Someone held a sponge dipped in sour wine up to His mouth on a hyssop branch. This fulfilled Psalm 69:21 “. . . for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.”

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 ESV

On the night Judas betrayed him, Jesus prayed, “I glorified you on earth by completing down to the last detail what you assigned me to do.” John 17 :4 MSG (emphasis added)

“Jesus didn’t accept a pain-numbing drink at the beginning of His ordeal (Mark 15:23), but now He accepted a taste of greatly diluted wine, to wet parched lips and a dry throat so He could make one final announcement to the world with a clear, loud voice.” (David Guzik)

“The very mention of hyssop would take the thoughts of any Jew back to the saving blood of the Passover lamb.” (Barclay)

b. Jesus freely laid down his life. (see John 10:17-18)

No one “took” His life away from Him. He laid it down on His own initiative based on His own authority and only when everything had been accomplished down to the last detail.

13. a. Jesus’ ministry on earth is complete.

And the Old Covenant Law had now been fulfilled in Christ. (Matthew 5:17)

The verses in Romans referenced in this question seem premature since Jesus has just died. He must first be resurrected for us to be forgiven of our sins.

And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. . . . And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.1 Corinthians 15:14 ESV (emphasis added)

“Lawless deeds forgiven,” “sins are covered,” “blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sins.” Romans 4:6-8

“It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord . . .” Romans 4:23-25

“no condemnation . . . free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

“Justified by his gift of grace and redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24

b. Personal

Because Jesus Christ took my place as the perfect, sinless, lamb of God, died and rose again on the third day, and because I accepted His sacrifice on my behalf, I am in Christ Jesus. I am no longer under condemnation. The law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law or sin and death! Hallelujah!


My answers to BSF Bible study fellowship questions on John Lesson 25 Day 5 ~ John 19:28-30