Sunday, April 05, 2015


JOHN 19:30-20:8


Pastor Rick Jackson


The Greek word “tetelestai”, here correctly translated, “It is finished!”, had 3 primary uses in Jesus’s day. I believe each one has a meaning for us on this glorious Easter morning.


I. THE GOAL IS ACCOMPLISHED- a servant would tell his master  “tetelestai” when a task was completed


1. The Scripture concerning the pre-redemptive tasks had been completed [17:1-4]


2. The Scripture concerning the redemptive task was now completed [Jn. 19:28-30]


3. The Scripture concerning the post-redemptive work would be completed as well [Jn. 20:8-9, Acts 13:28-38]


II. THE DEBT IS COMPLETELY PAID- Papyri receipts for taxes have been recovered with this word written across them


1. We Owed a Debt We Could Not Pay, He Paid a Debt He Did Not Owe [Is. 53]


2. He Paid a Price More Than Equal to the Debt, Yet Many Choose to NOT Accept Him [1 Jn. 2:2, Hebrews 4:2, 2:3]


3. The Resurrection is the Stamp of Approval on the Payment Made [Rm. 1:1-4, Is. 53]


III. THE VICTORY IS SECURE- when the war was essentially over, the enemy defeated, the cry was given


1. The Battle Goal Was Clear [1 John 3:8]


2. The Victory Has Been Declared [Jn. 19:30]


3. The Spoils of Victory have been Shared [Rm. 8:33-39]

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