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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sermon Notes from "The Agony." Sermons by Dr. James R. Burdette.

[The following notes were taken from the April 13, 2014 worship services at New Georgia Baptist Church. If my notes are correct, then the sermon from the evening service expanded the third point in the morning service-"Its Hopefulness" (meaning, in context: the hopefulness found in the agony of Christ).]

John 19:28-30.

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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