Jesus Paid it All

James River Church Sermon Notes 03/16/2014  Brandon Lindell

John 19:16-30 – So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things, but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:16-30 ESV)

  • When you look at your relationship with God. Do you wonder if you can afford it?
  • Does it seem like a committment that costs more than you can give (or afford to give.)
  • Jesus paid it all!

1. Silence regarding the crucifixion

  • There is not a lot of detail regarding Jesus on the cross.
  • Jesus is seen carrying the cross…and then he is crucified.
  • John’s message is about the mission – the sacrifice for the sin of the world – He doesn’t want people to be distracted by the gruesome details of death.
  • Jesus became sin for us, so that we might regain relationship with Christ.
  • Jesus on the cross = a possibility of relationship with Christ.

John 3:14-15 – And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. (John 3:14, 15 ESV)

2 Corinthians 5:21 – For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV)

2. Superscription

John 19:19-22 – Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” (John 19:19-22 ESV)

  • It is interesting to note that a pagan, unsaved man, get’s it right.
  • Pilate may have meant it as a joke, or an insult to the Jews who forced him to murder and innocent man, but he gets it right.
  • In the midst of the storm (the cross and crucifixion) God is still in control.

3. See’s His mother

  • Even in the midst of his crucifixion. He see’s his mother – and takes care of Mary’s need.
  • Even at His weakest moment – He still see’s and meets needs.
  • Do you think God can meet our needs (know that he is risen?)

4. Scriptures Fulfillment

John 19:23-24 – When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things, (John 19:23, 24 ESV)

John 19:28-29 – After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. (John 19:28, 29 ESV)

  • Jesus is the fulfiller of scripture.
  • He is able to do all.

Matthew 5:18 – For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18 ESV)

John 19:30 – 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)

  • It is paid, it is accomplished, it is done.
  • Before this moment all “salvation” was credited by faith…the price had not been paid.

Romans 8:1 – There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1 ESV)

Colossians 2:13-15 – And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. (Colossians 2:13-15 ESV)

  • Now there is no more credit.
  • Now we can come confidently before the throne of God.
  • By Grace through Faith we can appropriate the price paid by Christ on the cross.
  • Finished = Done
  • Jesus came to die that we might have eternal life (John 3:16)
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