Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Main Scriptures: John 19, Psalm 69

  • We live by EVERY word of God
    • Every word of God has an intended purpose and is spiritual and life-giving for us (Isaiah 55:10-11, John 6:63)
  • John 19:28-29
    • After this…
      • Jesus’ human body was intensely depleted (Psalm 32:4, Psalm 22:15, Lamentations 1:12-13, Proverbs 17:22)
      • It was in this place of depletion that He obeyed the command of Isaiah 55:1 (Everyone who thirsts, come…)
    • Jesus, knowing all things were now accomplished
      • He is both human (2 Samuel 7:12-13, Isaiah 53:3, Hebrews 2:17, Philippians 2:6-8) and divine (Revelation 7:16)
    • That the scripture might be fulfilled
      • He is spiritually minded despite His physical anguish (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
      • He is committed to the word of God no matter what (Matthew 4:4, 5:18, 26:54)
        • He purposed to fulfill Psalm 69: 4, 7, 17 and 21
          • He said these words because of Scripture alone
    • I thirst
      • He is sympathetic to our weakness and truly understands (Hebrews 4:15)
        • He does not judge us in our weakness
    • Now a vessel full of sour wine
      • He is approachable
        • He had refused the anesthetic wine which would ease His pain
        • He receives this vinegar wine which enabled Him to survive a little longer
  • The human soul has been made to thirst (Psalm 42:2)
    • It cannot be satisfied with anything or anyone else other than Jesus (John 4:13-16)
    • We can only make this decision while we are living (Luke 16:24)
    • He desires to satisfy us and is refreshed when we let Him (Revelation 3:20)