Sermon Notes from "The Agony." Sermons by Dr. James R. Burdette.
The Agony of Christ:
I. Its Reality: Jesus apparently had gone without drink since the Lord's Supper, when He had refused the final cup of wine.
II. Its Humility: "If Jesus said, 'I thirst,' He knows all our frailties and woes." - C.H. Spurgeon
III. Its Hopefulness (xref. John 4:7-10; Heb 4:15-16) "It is finished" was a statement of completion, dedication, and victory.
A. Christ had completed the work for which His Father had sent Him to earth.
B. Dedication: "It is finished" was a statement used in specific ways in Jesus' day.
1. It was used of a faithful servant upon carrying out his assigned duty.
2. It was used in finance, indicating a debt that had been paid in full.
3. It was used by the high priest as a proclamation upon completing the appointed sacrifices.
C. "It is finished" indicated that Christ had defeated Satan (xref. Gen 3:15)
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