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I Thirst


Bro. Daniel Abalos, GCF Durham

5th word: "I Thirst" (John 19:28-30) NKJV

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

While Jesus was hanging on the cross for 6 hours, He uttered the following words:

1st Word: "Father Forgive them for they know not what they do"

2nd Word: "Today, you shall be with me in Paradise"

3rd Word: "Woman behold thy son, son behold thy mother"

4th Word: "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me"

5th Word: "I Thirst"

6th Word: "It is finished"

7th Word: "Father, into thine hands I commit my Spirit"

Digging deeper on the Scriptural passage (John 19:28-30)

I. What Jesus Knew: Shows the ___________ of Christ (John 19:28)

"knowing that all things were now accomplished.."

Jesus has extensive knowledge of the prophetic scriptures.

Psalm 22:15 (NKJV)

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.

Psalm 69:21 (NKJV)

21 They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar(Sour Wine) to drink.

II. What Jesus Said:

A. Shows the _________ of Christ - speaks of the intensity of the cross.

B. Shows the Humanity of Christ

First and probably of greatest importance, Jesus' word "I thirst," reminds us of Jesus' physical nature, his humanity.

C. Shows the ___________ of Christ

Philippians 2:8 (ESV)

8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

III. What Jesus Did: Shows the __________ of Christ

"Received the Sour wine, Gave up His Spirit"

Hebrews 2:9 (NKJV)

9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

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