Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Seven Last Saying of the Cross

Part Three

Introduction: 

Today’s message is the third message in the series, “The Seven Last Saying of Jesus on the Cross.” Out of all of these messages, this saying seems simple but yet complex at the same time. We move from Luke’s gospel to the gospel of John, a totally different perspective all together. So, let’s begin by reading our text for this morning, John 19:25-27. The Bibles states, 25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

So, from these few words, what does God have for us today? Let me give you a few powerful lessons to apply.

 

Outline:

  1. Caring for others must be our priority.

John 19:26

26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”

 

  1. Being trusted by God for ministry is powerful and overwhelming.

John 19:27a

27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”

 

  1. Opportunities and seasons of usefulness must not be missed.

John 19:27b

“And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.”

 

Conclusions:

  1. Take the time to demonstrate Christ in you, by caring and reaching out to others.

 

  1. Put yourselves in the mind of God, hey, I can be trusted.

 

  1. When your turn comes, grab a bat.