In this sermon we focus on the last saying of Christ upon the cross as we come to the apex of creation – the death of Jesus Christ. Our scripture, John 19:28-30, teaches us about the finality of the atoning work of Christ. As we apply “it is finished” to our daily lives, we discover this is not just some theological abstraction, but such knowledge will set us free from significant bondage.
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. (ESV)