Sermon for Good Friday Tre Ore 6

Sermon for Good Friday Tre Ore 6

(Transcribed by machine 04/07/2024)

It is finished.
That’s usually good to say or hear after completing a project, or paying off a debt, doing your
taxes, or some other stressful chore.
For my college students that I work with, it’s long papers, final exams, or just the
end of a semester.
but it is finished doesn’t seem good for Jesus to say he’s dying his life is
finished but that’s not what it is it isn’t his life so what is Jesus talking
about here what does he mean what is finished what is it it is the entire
work of the Son of God coming into our world, living with us, suffering like us,
and dying for us. It is the entire work of Jesus Christ needed to save His
people from their sins and forgive them. It is the payment for our sin. It is the
work of Christ, taking yours, mine, and all of the sins of the world onto Himself.
It is His all-atoning sacrifice. It is Jesus being arrested, tried, beaten, whipped,
mocked, spit on, nailed to a cross, and dying there. It is the work of Jesus to
finish death and finish the devil.
Hebrews chapter two says,
“‘Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood,
“‘Jesus himself likewise partook of the same things
“‘that through death he might destroy
“‘the one who has the power of death, that is the devil.'”
It is the law of God requiring us to obey it and keep it
and we can’t, but is perfectly kept by Jesus.
Jesus said in Matthew chapter 5,
Do not think I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.
I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them.
It is the judgment and condemnation for your sins.
They’re finished.
Romans chapter 8, there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in
Christ Jesus. It is finished. It is good for us to hear because basically it is
everything about our sin, everything you owe, everything you should be punished
for, everything you should suffer for is finished. It is our sins. And as Jesus
dies, our sins are finished. And we need this. We need to hear this. We need to
hear Jesus say it is finished because we are all so full of it full of sin maybe
you don’t think so and if you don’t look at the cross look at a crucifix or look
at a painting a statue or even a movie of Jesus’s crucifixion and see how
horrible it is. That’s our sin that did that. Your sin did that. That’s how bad it
is in us. So what does this mean for you today? It means that whatever sin you’ve
done or said or thought, whatever guilt or shame you have from sin, whatever it
If you’re full of, it is finished.
It’s done.
Paid for.
It’s gone.
Now, you may be struggling
with some past sins
or present ones.
Struggling with guilt and shame about them.
And sometimes, your it may persist
and you struggle with feeling
that you are forgiven.
forgiven, you are forgiven. Because Jesus said so. Jesus said, it is finished. All of
your it. Christ died to finish it. And this work of Christ is ongoing. It’s not just a
one-time deal.
In the Greek language, it is finished is in a tense
that indicates an ongoing effect of a present action.
In other words, something happens and the result of it,
the benefit of it is still valid after that.
We have that in Jesus’ death.
It is always finished.
What his death and resurrection finished then,
it’s still finished now.
It’s interesting, Jesus said, it is finished, not I am finished.
He continues to forgive you.
It is finished.
That is good for Jesus to say and even better for us to hear.
It’s good to hear?
No, it’s completely awesome to hear Jesus say this for us.
And we praise and thank God for finishing it for us on the cross.
In His name, Amen.