THE WORD OF VICTORY!
When Love Speaks: Seven Words from the Cross – Part 6
“Knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘IT IS FINISHED!’” John 19:28-29 (NIV)
“Jesus said: ‘My food is to do the will of the One who sent Me and to complete His work.’” John 4:34 (NET)
WHAT DID JESUS ACCOMPLISH ON THE CROSS?
1. The ______________________ has been ___________________.
“Jesus said to them, ‘This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.’ Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.’” Luke 24:44-47 (NIV)
2. The _____________ has been ____________________________.
“The law of Moses could not save us, because of our sinful nature. But God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent his own Son in a human body like ours, except that ours are sinful. God destroyed sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the requirement of the law would be fully accomplished for us who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.” Romans 8:3-4 (NLT)
“He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross.” Colossians 2:14 (NLT)
“Christ ended the law so that everyone who believes in him may be right with God” Romans 10:4 (NCV)
3. The ______________________ has been ______________.
“God’s Son paid the price to free us, which means that our sins are forgiven.” Colossians 1:14 (GW)
“He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.” Hebrews 7:27 (NIV)
“Now that sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.” Hebrews 10:18 (NLT)
4. ________ and _____________ has been ___________________.
“The sin of one man, Adam, caused death to rule over us. But all who receive God’s wonderful, gracious gift of righteousness will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17 (NLT)
“When Christ died, he died to defeat the power of sin one time – enough for all time.” Romans 6:10 (NCV)
“Jesus became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he deliver those who have lived all their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.” Hebrews 2:14-15 (NLT)
5. The _____________ was ___________________.
“God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin, and He openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away.” Colossians 2:15 (LB)
“God has freed us from the power of darkness, and brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” Colossians 1:13 (NCV)
JESUS ’ WORK IS FINISHED
BUT OUR WORK IS UNFINISHED
“I only want to complete my mission and finish the work that the Lord Jesus gave me to do, which is to declare the Good News about the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (TEV)