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It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 4 of 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 4 We have been embarking on a four part study of the cross of Christ. This study is the conclusion and our focus has been on our English version words: “It is finished” which comes from one word in the original Greek: “tetelestai”. Let's pick up where we left off last time with answering the final interrogative question of “why” was “it is finished”?

Are you slaving for God’s grace? Or are you serving Him from His grace?

VI) The sixth interrogative question is “why” was “it finished”?

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was carried out to perfection concerning the salvation of mankind from their sin. Why was “it” finished, we ask?

It was finished for you and for me.

It was finished so that we might have hope for eternal life.

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It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 3

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 3 of 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 3 We are embarking on a four part study of the cross of Christ. This study is part three and our focus has been on our English version words: “It is finished” which comes from one word in the original Greek: “tetelestai”. Let's pick up where we left off last time with answering the interrogative question of “what” was involved in “it is finished”?

Jesus came to make reconciliation between God and man possible: “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation” (Ro. 5: 6-11). It is finished!

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Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Part 3 of 3

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Here is the outline we have been working from:

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations (Prov.6:1-5; 22:7).

I.) Performing A Self-induced Dilemma of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.1-2.

      A) Being in the dilemma by being surety for a friend, vs.1a.

      B) Being in the dilemma by shaking hands with a stranger, 1b.

      C) Being in the dilemma by being snared by your financial agreement, vs.2.

II.) Perform A Self-Initiated Deliverance of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.3-5. 

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It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 2

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 2 of 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 2 We are embarking on a four part study of the cross of Christ. This study is part two and our focus has been on our English version words: “It is finished” which comes from one word in the original Greek: “tetelestai”. Let's pick up where we left off last time with answering the interrogative question of "who was involved with the crucifixion of Christ?"

Jesus Christ: Both the Son of man and the Son of God. He was introduced by His cousin John as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Jesus is also known as the Lamb Who was slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13: 8). There is a popular country song that has as one of its’ main refrain’s as “you were always on my mind” is referring to a love in his life.

Well, the cross was always on the mind of Jesus Christ. From the beginning of time, God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit had the plan of salvation laid out and secured for the salvation of mankind. Jesus just didn’t carry His cross up the hilly street of the Via Dolorosa, He had been carrying it since the beginning of the world!

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Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Part 2 of 3

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Here is the outline we have been working from:

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations (Prov.6:1-5; 22:7).

I.) Performing A Self-induced Dilemma of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.1-2.

      A) Being in the dilemma by being surety for a friend, vs.1a.

      B) Being in the dilemma by shaking hands with a stranger, 1b.

      C) Being in the dilemma by being snared by your financial agreement, vs.2.

II.) Perform A Self-Initiated Deliverance of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.3-5. 

      A) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a humbling manner, 3b.

      B) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a hassling manner, 3c.

      C) Be persistent in delivering yourself in an hourly manner, 4.

      D) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a hurriedly manner, 5.

                1) Be in a hurriedly manner delivering yourself as a buck from a  hunter, vs.5a.

                2) Be in a hurriedly manner delivering yourself as a bird from a hawker, vs.5b.

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It Is Finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 1

It is finished | John 19: 28-39 | Part 1 of 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-39 | Part 1 of 4   We are going to embark on a four part study of the cross of Christ. Our focus will be on our English version words: “It is finished” which comes from one word in the original Greek: “tetelestai”.

There is a large segment of Christians whose walk with God looks like a roller-coaster on the timeline of living their life for Jesus. They more often than not base their relationship with Him on how “they feel”. This is most unfortunate as we believers are never told, not one time, to base our walk with God on how we feel on a particular day.

We must remember that our emotions are part of our DNA makeup. And these emotions makeup a considerable portion of man’s “body, soul and spirit”. Most Christians will agree when you explain to them that we live in a sin cursed body. And with their words they will agree that our DNA is also part of that curse which includes our emotions and or feelings.

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Christian’s Proper Response to The Word of God (James 1:19-27) Part 1 of 3

Christian's Proper Response to The Word of God (James 1:19-27)

Christian's Proper Response to The Word of God (James 1:19-27)

We have been learning very good practical lessons on living the Christian life from the Book of James. The Book, as we learned was written about 46-49 AD. It was authored by James-the younger half-brother of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ. James placed the words to paper of this book in one of his favorite places to be, which is the city of Jerusalem, where, sadly, later, he was martyred for his faith.

In chapter one we learned some lessons on persevering through suffering. We are to understand that trials have the God given purpose of making us whole or complete. Our loving heavenly Father does not want us to lack in anything. However, if we lack wisdom we are told to ask of God Who gives wisdom to everyone who asks in faith without doubting. For the prayer of doubt from a double minded person will have no direction just as a bottle being tossed about in the wild and wavy sea.

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