SCBC Lord’s day #36

John 19:30
Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

And as he hung on the cross, having lived a sinless life, having paid the penalty for your sins and mine, Jesus uttered his last words before dying. Τετέλεσται. “It is finished” (John 19:30). This one word summary of Jesus’ life and death is perhaps the single most important statement in all of Scripture. The word means “to complete,” “to bring to perfection.” Jesus had fully done the work God the Father sent him to do.

But the tense of the verb, the “perfect” tense, brings out even more of what Jesus was saying. The perfect describes an action that was fully completed and has consequences at the time of speaking. Jesus could have used the aorist, ἐτελέσθη, and simply said, “The work is done.” But there is more, there is hope for you and for me. Because Jesus fully completed his task, the ongoing effects are that you and I are offered the free gift of salvation so that we can be with him forever. Praise the Lord. Τετέλεσται.

William D. Mounce, Greek Grammar

Featured Hymns: 281 & 698

Featured excerpts and lessons from Bella Vista and SCBC Pulpit

To worship a non-Trinitarian god is to worship an idol.

Jesus’ deity is essential in worship, salvation and Christian liviing.

Our salvation hangs not only in the humanity of Christ but also in His deity,

Bella Vista Sunday School: The Controveries during the Formulation of the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity was established from the Scriptures, not from the history of the church.

True Christian are equipped by the Spirit and the Word to stand against the deception of the enemies. The Spirit and the Word cannot be separated as we live in the last days.

Bella Vista Morning Message: The Christians Weapon against the Enemies – 1 John 2:20-21

The Three Phases of the Blood of Reconciliation

  1. Eternal Counsel – decreed by God in eternity
  2. Visual Intimation – typified in OT sacrifices
  3. Actual Realization – accomplished in time in the death of Christ

Sacrifice is the foundation of Christian religion. Christ’s blood is the blood of reconciliation, & justification. Our duty is to behold the Lamb of God (John 1:29) slain before the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8).

Afternoon Message: Christ, the Lamb of God – Rev 13:8

If Christ is not enough, there is no certainty in our lives. If Christ is not sufficient for salvation, He can never be enough for everything. The heart of the gospel is Christ alone.

OFW Community Worship: Galatians 5:5

Blessed Lord’s Day!


Published by Jeff Chavez

Sinner saved by grace

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