MARCH 14, 2021
John 19:28-30

Verse 28 – I thirst.
1. Truth: It was the cry of humanity.
John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word and the Word
was with God and the Word was God.
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and lived for a while
among us.
Hebrews 2:18 – Because He Himself suffered when He
was tempted, He is able to help those who are being
2. Truth: It was the cry of healing.
II Cor. 5:14 – Because we are convinced that One
(Christ) died for all.
Heb. 4:15 – For we do not have a high priest who is
unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have
One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are,
yet was without sin.
I Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on Him because He
cares for you.
3. Truth: It was the cry of how much He really loves
Romans 5:8 – God demonstrated His own love for us, in
that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Amos 8:11-13 – The time is coming where I will send a
famine on the land, people will be hungry, but not for
bread, they will be thirsty, but not for water, they will be
hungry and thirsty for a message from the Lord. People
will stager everywhere from sea to sea searching for the
Word of the Lord, running here, and going there, but they
will not find it. Beautiful girls and fine young men will
grow faint and weary thirsting for the Lord’s Word.

4. Truth: It was the cry to act.
Matthew 25:37 – Lord, when did we see You hungry and
feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink?
And He will tell them, I assure you, when you did it to one
of the least of these my brothers, you were doing it to Me.
Prov. 25:21 – If your enemies are hungry, give them food
to eat. If they are thirsty give them water to drink.
5. Truth: It was the cry to drink.
John 7:38 – He who believes on Me, out of him shall
flow rivers of living water.
How to form the union with Christ
– Realize what you’re thirsty for.
Psalm 63:1 – O God, you are my God and I long for
You. My whole being desires You. Like a dry worn
out and waterless land, my soul is thirsty for You.
– Realize that Jesus understands your pain.
Isaiah 53:4-5 – He took our suffering on Himself and
felt our pain for us. He was wounded for the wrong
we did and crushed for the evil we did. The
punishment which made us well was given to Him and
we are healed because of His wounds.
– Stop looking for satisfaction everywhere else.
John 7:37-38 – On the last day, the climax of the
festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “If
you are thirsty, come to Me!” “If you believe in Me,
come and drink, for the Scriptures declare that rivers
of living water will flow out from within.”

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