Worship Preparation: February 2, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Read the sermon text: John 19:16-30

Read the sermon summary: In our sermon for this Sunday, we come to one of the climactic points of the Gospel of John, as Jesus is delivered over and crucified. One should notice in our text what is emphasized and what is not. While Jesus suffered greatly on the cross, John gives sparse details regarding this. Instead, he focuses on the inscription written above Jesus, the soldiers casting lots for Jesus’ tunic, those disciples present at the cross, and the final words of Jesus before he dies. The fulfillment of Scripture appears to have a special interest for the author, as suggested by verses 24 and 28. In preparation for the sermon consider the following questions: What is the significance of the author referencing Scripture in verses 24 and 28? What do you think is meant by the words “finished” (by the author in verse 28) and “it is finished” (by Jesus in verse 30)?
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
It Is Finished
Once and for all
Once and for all
You offered up Your life
For one and all
For one and all
The perfect sacrifice
 
Atoning blood was shed
Love conquered when You said
 
Chorus
It is finished
It is done
To the world salvation comes
Hallelujah we're alive
Hell was silenced when You cried
It is finished
It is finished
 
Who is this King
Who is this King
So mighty and so strong
He is the One
He is the One
The earth has waited for
 
God's remedy for sin
With mercy for all men
 
The earth shook and trembled the sun bowed its head
The veil of the temple was opened for man
As Jesus went down in the cold of the grave
Defeated the darkness when He overcame
The keys of the kingdom were placed into hands
Of children and priests and of fishers of men
Through all generations His voice will be heard
Creation resounds the victorious words
 
Chorus 2
It is finished
It is done
To the world salvation comes
Hallelujah we're alive
Hell was silenced when You cried
It is finished
It is done
Now completed the work of love
Hallelujah He's alive
Join the song of the ransomed Bride
It is finished
It is finished
It is finished
 
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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