Seven WORDS: FINISHED

Seven Words

April 02, 2017

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Jesus' final words on the cross hold great depth and meaning for our lives today. "It is finished" signaled the last breath Jesus took - yet a promise that became life-giving to those ready to receive. Join us this weekend in worship as we discover the freedom Jesus' sacrifice offers. 


Seven WORDS: FINISHED
 

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“FINISHED”

John 19:29-30


● Our need to achieve

 

 


● Once and for all

  • Hebrews 9:22
  • Exodus 12:22-23

 

 

 

● It REALLY is FINISHED

  • Romans 5:8

 

 

 

Reflection: How will you embrace “FINISHED” today?

 

 

 

See this week’s JOURNALING FORWARD questions for deeper reflection.

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Seven Words

JOURNALING FORWARD...

 

Jesus’ final words on the cross hold great depth and meaning for our lives today. “It is finished” signaled the last breath Jesus took – yet a promise that became life-giving to those ready to receive.

“FINISHED”

Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View them here. When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.


MONDAY: Mark 8:31-38
When circumstances threaten the road ahead, how do you deal with it? Are you a controller or an avoider? Tell God how you would like to trust in every circumstance - in order to see resurrection in the darkest time.

TUESDAY: Luke 18:31-33
Describe a time you set a goal that went way beyond your proven abilities. Were you tempted to quit? Have you experienced the confident joy of finishing well?

WEDNESDAY: Isaiah 53
Write about a time that someone’s death made a profound impact on your life. What would you say to God about using each and every day to honor God and invite others into faith?

THURSDAY: Exodus 12:7, 11
Describe the last time something unusual took you out of your normal routine. Has God shown up outside your ordinary? How might you alter your routine in order to experience more of God?

FRIDAY: Philippians 1:3-6
Have you ever felt incomplete, or like you’d appreciate a life update or makeover? Let Jesus in on that conversation. What are you willing to demo so God can do the work of healing and repair?

SATURDAY: John 19:29-30
Are you a good finisher, or do you need extra strength to complete your best work? As you examine what it means to be a true Christ-follower, ask God to increase your capacity and capability for finishing well.

SUNDAY: Luke 23:46
Ask yourself the question, “Am I able to say with all my heart and in total sincerity, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit’”? Next me you feel like quitting, what will you do?

 

 

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When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.

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John 19:29-30

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