Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
03/08/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 534: Jesus Died Thirsty
As He died on the cross, Jesus experienced thirst. Matt.27:34
He refused the cup they offered. But He accepted the cup of God’s wrath. Matt.26:39 He trusted God the Father.
Isa.41:17-18 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them... I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Jesus wants us to die thirsty too, never satisfied with what the world offers. Every day of our earthly life, He wants us to crave God’s cup.
When we are in heaven He will satisfy our thirst for eternity with living water. John 4:10-11
Matt.26:27-29 Jesus took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.”
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.