THE WORD OF HUMANITY – Lesson 5
October 28, 2020
THE SEVEN GREATEST WORDS OF LOVE
THE WORD OF HUMANITY
“After this, Jesus knew that everything had been completed. So that the Scripture would come true, he said, “I am thirsty.”” John 19:28 (NCV)
THE THIRST OF JESUS
1. It showed that Jesus is .
“But [Jesus] gave up his place with God and made himself nothing.
He was born as a man and became like a servant. And when he was living as a man, he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death—death on a cross.” Philippians 2:7-8 (NCV)
2. It showed he was the .
“So that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”” John 19:28
“Take a branch of the hyssop plant, dip it into the bowl filled with blood, and then wipe the blood on the sides and tops of the doorframes.” Exodus 12:22a (NCV)
3. It shows how much Jesus .
“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
THE THIRST OF OTHERS
“The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the LORD. People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from border to border searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it. Beautiful girls and strong young men will grow faint in that day, thirsting for the LORD’s word.” Amos 8:11-13 (NLT)
1. I serve Jesus by .
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” Matthew 25:37-40 (NLT)
2. Jesus notices the .
“And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42 (NLT)
3. The most Christ-like service is to .
“If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty give them water to drink.” Proverbs 25:21 (NLT)
HOW DO I GET MY THIRST SATISFIED?
1. Realize what I’m .
“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.” Psalms 63:1 (GNT)
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6
2. Realize that Jesus .
“But he took our suffering on him and felt our pain for us. We saw his suffering and thought God was punishing him. But he was wounded for the wrong we did; he was crushed for the evil we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him,
and we are healed because of his wounds.” Isaiah 53:4-5 (NCV)
“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15 (NLT)
3. Stop looking for elsewhere.
“My people have done two evils: They have turned away from me, the spring of living water. And they have dug their own wells, which are broken wells that cannot hold water.” Jeremiah 2:13 (NCV)