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Summary: Jesus died we need to have no doubt about that. Without Jesus’ death we would have no resurrection. Without the resurrection, we would have a worthless faith.


• SLIDE #1

• One of my favorite innovations is the DVR. I LOVE the DVR because even when I am watching “live TV”, if there is something I want to see again or if I missed what someone said, I can rewind the program a little bit in order to see what I missed.

• I catch myself rewinding a lot during football and baseball games because there are various plays I want to see again so I can examine them more closely and so I can enjoy the play again.

• Last week on Easter Sunday we started a new series called REWIND.

• When we realize that Jesus rose from the dead, I think it is good for us to do a rewind so that we can see how He got the point where a resurrection was necessary.

• This week we will rewind our Bible DVR a bit to take a look at the fact that before there was a resurrection, there was indeed a death!

• Jesus died and our rewind will show us that fact today.

• WE are going to be in John 19:28-42 this morning, I would encourage you to open you bibles to the spot or you can follow us on your Youversion app on your i-devices or driod devices.

• Let us begin by reading John 19:28-30.

• SLIDE #2

John 19:28–30 (ESV) 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 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. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

• The first evidence that we see that Jesus died was that…

• SLIDE #3


I. Jesus gave up His spirit and died.

• This morning we will not dive into the event that lead us to this point, the crucifixion, next week REWIND our events a bit more, Jerry will lead you through the crucifixion.

• Jesus has been hanging on the cross for a few hours. He has people watching Him, He has people hanging next to Him mocking and taunting Him.

• Jesus went to the cross for a reason; He went to the cross to DIE for our sins.

• At any time Jesus could have stopped the proceeding but He knew WHY He was here!

• SLIDE #4

John 17:4 (ESV) I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.

• Jesus knows NOW that the Father’s plan for salvation has been followed and has been a success.

• The perfect sacrifice has been offered to atone for human sins.

• Only one relatively minor item remains, a last Scripture to be fulfilled (teleioō) before his death.

• Jesus announces that He was thirsty.

• This is a fulfillment of Psalm 69:21

• SLIDE #5

Psalm 69:21 (ESV) They gave me poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.

• This was not the same wine offered to Him before the crucifixion that was laced with myrrh to dull the pain, if in the case of Jesus was possible.

• SLIDE #6

Mark 15:23 (ESV) 23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

• When this is done, Jesus announces to all the world, “It is finished” (tetelestai, from teleō), meaning “it is completed,” or “it is brought to an end.” Bryant, B. H., & Krause, M. S. (1998). John. The College Press NIV commentary (Jn 19:28). Joplin, Mo.: College Press Pub. Co.

• This brings up something we to realize when pertaining to salvation.

• When Jesus said IT IS FINISHED, it means that ALL has been done to open the door of salvation for all of mankind.

• I have had people tell me that they would not give their life to Jesus unless they saw Jesus (sounds like Thomas).

• The other thing I have heard is that unless God does something special for them, they will not give themselves to Jesus.

• We need to KNOW that God has done His part when it comes to salvation, now the ball is in YOUR court.

• We have to make a decision based on what we KNOW God has done for us.

• In verse 30 we are told that Jesus “GAVE UP HIS SPIRIT.”

• This is a phrase that simply means that He died. People that day believed that the humans’ spirit left the body with the last breath left the body.

• We also note that Jesus voluntarily gave up His life. He did it for you!

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