04/01/12 He Died to SIN once for ALL!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Under: Sermon

The Cross has a Message Series

Text: John 19:30 (NKJV)

“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”

“For in light of the fact that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in light of the fact that He lives, He lives to God.” Romans 6:10 (HCSB)

Illustration: With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit. 'May I see the new baby?' I asked 'Not yet,' She said 'I'll make coffee and we can chat for a while first.' Thirty minutes had passed, and I asked, 'May I see the new baby now?' 'No, not yet,' She said. After another few minutes had elapsed, I asked again, 'May I see the baby now?' 'No, not yet,' replied my friend. Growing very impatient, I asked, 'Well, when can I see the baby?' 'WHEN HE CRIES!' she told me. 'WHEN HE CRIES?' I demanded. 'Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?" "BECAUSE I FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM, OK".

I want to take this illustration a little further! Have you forgotten where you put Him?

Intro: Who is the Fool?

April 1st, fool’s day says the calendar. This is a date that seems to intrigue so many with ideas to fool family and friends, co-workers and the likes. But there is no fooling around with the message of the cross and the crucifixion and the Christ on the Cross! He Died to SIN once for ALL, and that’s no fooling!

It is Only a Few Days from Palm Sunday to the Crucifixion, how fickle the world’s praise! One day you are crowned, the next, crucified. The sound of hosannas had hardly died when they were crying, “Away with Him! Crucify Him!”

Let’s not forget the Seven Statements of Christ from the Cross:

1. “Father, forgive them …”
2. “Today, thou shalt be with me …”
3. “Woman, Behold thy son…”
4. “My God, My God …”
5. “I thirst …”
6. “It is finished …”
7. “Into Thy hands …”

He did this once.

Application: The debt has been paid!

The words He uttered on the cross were Historical, eternal!

1. The Word of Completion:

Many leave this world with their tasks uncompleted, the pen drops from the writer’s hand, the painter’s brush falls before the painting is done. The chisel tumbles from the grip of the sculptor. But Christ is the great finisher: Genesis 2:1 (HCSB) “So the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed.”

When God says it is finished it is finished! “And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water as a gift to the thirsty from the spring of life.” Revelation 21:6 (HCSB)

“It is finished!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit! Redemption finished. What Christ completed on the cross completed all the requirements of the law.

Colossians 2:14 (HCSB) “He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.”

What Christ completed on the cross completed all the Old Testament sacrifices. This lamb became the final “Finished” sacrifice for the sins of mankind! What Christ completed on the cross completed all the suffering required to pay for our sins 1 John 1:7 (HCSB) “But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

Jesus paid it all! He died to sin once and for all this is a word of Completion.

The words He uttered on the cross were Historical, eternal!

2. The Word of Conquest:

With the words that He said on the Cross you would think He was defeated. With a loud cry! “But Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed His last.” This wasn’t a sigh of defeat, but a cry of victory! Victory in Jesus! I heard and old, old story, how a Savior came from glory, how He gave His life on Calvary
to save a wretch like me. Let it be loud enough for the devil to hear!

Satan and all demons were defeated at Calvary, the bible tells us “ He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him.” Colossians 2:15 (HCSB)

He was triumpful! Don’t forget the call of the crowd: “Come down from the cross!” Ten thousand angels stood ready for His call, but Jesus stayed on the cross, defeating Satan.

Enough of this defeated Christianity. WE ARE EQUIPPED TO WIN! WE HAVE A VICTORIOUS CHRIST!

He died to sin once and for all this is a word of Victory.

The words He uttered on the cross were Historical, eternal!

3. The Word of Comfort:

I think one of the greatest words of comfort anyone can hear; the debt of sin is really paid! This is only one word in the Greek language: “Tetelestai”

Let’s look at the word Finished for just a minute, finished as a verb means to bring to an end. Finished as a noun means an end or final stage. I like the Greek word “teleo” it doesn’t sound like what you think it would. It actually sounds like the word: HELLO!

So my next thought would be Hello! The lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world, has! He did! It is finished. That is a wrap, final scene, the rest of the story. Final answer…

A lot of you this time of year want to hear your CPA say, you’re getting a return, you don’t owe anything. PAID IN FULL! How good it feels to have a bill paid! This is the word that assures peace. What this must have meant to the dying thief, what peace this must have brought to his heart!

Conclusion

Christ Paid your Debt Too, trust in Christ and be Saved, rest in his Finished Work on the Cross for you!

Every requirement of God’s righteous law had been satisfied; God’s holy wrath against sin had been appeased; every prophecy had been fulfilled. Christ’s completion of the work of redemption means that nothing needs to be nor can be added to it. Salvation is not a joint effort of God and man, but is entirely a work of God’s grace, appropriated solely by faith: “ For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

No human words, no matter how eloquent, can adequately express the meaning of Christ’s death. But the words of the familiar hymn “At Calvary” express the gratitude every believer feels: Years I spent in vanity and pride, Caring not my Lord was crucified, Knowing not it was for me He died On Calvary. Mercy there was great, and grace was free; Pardon there was multiplied to me; There my burdened soul found liberty, At Calvary. By God’s Word at last my sin I learned, Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned, Till my guilty soul imploring turned To Calvary. Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus ev’rything; Now I gladly own Him as my King; Now my raptured soul can only sing Of Calvary. O, the love that drew salvation’s plan! O, the grace that brought it down to man! O, the mighty gulf that God did span At Calvary!

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