25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
Matt. 6:9-13 (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
1 Tim. 2:1-6
1 Jn. 1:7
For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
But a body You have prepared for Me.
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin
You had no pleasure.
7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—
In the volume of the book it is written of Me—
To do Your will, O God.’ ”
8 Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), 9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
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This morning I titled my message paid in full and I think everyone probably knows what that means paid in full before I begin and read the scripture I want to ask call on Brother Terri could you open service and where. You are. They know you are. At least it is for you or. You are. Going to know. That there are those. Years here and there. Will be there. So they. Were all. There. For. Them in their. Thank you thought we would pray 1st because sometimes I have a tendency to start preaching half way through the Scripture. John Chapter 19 verses 25 through 37. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother sister Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene when Jesus therefore saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing by he said to his mother woman behold your son then he said to the disciples behold your mother and from that hour that this Siple took her to resume home we know that the disciple that he looked to was John we know that John is the one that was there John is the one that he refers to as the disciple that he loved we know that he loved them all but apparently had a special relationship with John but to imagine with us in him preach partway through to think of that set that moment Jesus hanging there on that cross the most cruel form of death known to man at that time they had flawed him with that whip that with those barbs that rips your flesh off your back beaten him cry crushed that crown of thorns into his head drove the nails into ease hands in his feet he’s hanging there on that cross suffocating dying and he looks to his mother he’s thinking of the ones he loves takes care of that they need to be taken care of while he is hanging there in agony in pain how amazing after this Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished that the Scripture might do fulfilled said I thirst nigh vessel full of sour wine was sitting there and they filled a sponge with sour wine put it on his up and put it to his mouth. So when he Jesus had received the sour wine he said it is finished and balun his head he gave up his spirit. Therefore because it was a preparation day that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath for that Sabbath was a high day the Jews asked Polat that their legs might be broken that they might be taken away then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the 1st and of the other who were crucified with him but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead they did not break his legs but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear and immediately blood and water came out and he who has seen has testified so we know is John and his testimony is true and he knows that he is telling the truth so that you may believe so John an eye witness of Jesus death for these things were done that the scripture should be fulfilled not one of his bones shall be broken and again another Scripture says they shall look on him whom they pierced May God out his blessings to the hear it in the reading of His Holy Word so rate before Jesus died before he breathed his last he was still filling a scripture when he said I thirst that they would give him sour wine but also right after he breathed his last my friends he was actually fulfilling scripture when he died at that precise time so they would not have to break his likes he ended his death he fulfilled another little tiny subscript you know. Something that was for told about his death so not have the break one of these berms my main thing today obviously is going to be about debt. Jesus died for a debt that he did not owe you no debt is something that we all deal with in our lives here upon is served only you know some their debt might be a manageable thing something that you know we can handle this is no problem we make our finances are enough that we can handle this debt but for others that debt might be overwhelming I was speaking to a woman just recently who was dealing with that overwhelming kind of debt she shared a little bit of her story with me she and her husband moved to this area about 16 years ago he apparently was a truck driver and they had plans they bought a little piece of ground in the area of the house and they put up 2 nice garages and their plan was that he was going to come off the road and they were going to work on cars together they were going to retire at a good age enjoy their time together well you know that scripture that says Don’t think about well next year I’m going to do this or that because we don’t know what tomorrow brings Will this woman and her husband sadly experienced how true that Scripture is the husband became ill and because of his illness they lost their life it’s hard life savings all that they plan to do when away they acquired that mountain of debt with his medical bills trying to keep him alive and I know that’s an all too common problem for many families today lose their life savings taking care of their loved ones this woman’s trying to sell everything vehicles sell her home because of this mountain of debt. That they have acquired her husband passed away 8 years ago she said it seems like yesterday seats 8 leaders in 8 years later is still dealing with that mountain of debt making plans to sell her home and go live with family you know aside from the unexpected mountain of debt from an illness or a business failure or some large debt acquired by a family what is the largest debt that most families acquire today what’s it going to be a home a mortgage right a home that’s generally our largest source of debt you know home is a very important place we love to have a home it’s a place where we can stay warm when it’s cold outside or we can stay cool when it’s the trim hot outside right it’s a place to keep us dry when it’s raining outside hopefully the roof doesn’t leak it’s a place of protection it’s a place where we make memories with our families isn’t it so you know at just the way the Lord’s out me and I just going to reminisce a little bit because I was prepared and I reminisce a little bit Ok thank you because I was thinking back to when my wife and I married nearly 43 years ago at the very young age of 18 I was barely 18 we bought our 1st home in Ridgewood West Virginia in 1978 as a matter of fact I was so just closed a team we had everything drawn up made the deal and I didn’t want to sign the papers until after my birthday because I was a very independent young man and I didn’t want someone to have to cosign for my line the bank gave me a loan it 18 years of age us a limited 18 years of age I should say for a whopping $20000.00 we bought our 1st home. And it was a it was a decent home it needed a little repair needed some windows and you know some things like that but it was a very sound and strong structure for $20000.00 like wow I’d love the pond home for $20000.00 they right remember that was 43 years ago you know today I have I actually did look there are only a few cars that you could buy brand new for under $20000.00 there’s only a few not very many so most time when you go buy a new car today you’re going to pay more than we paid for that 1st house but as I said it was a decent home and it was the place where we started our family we began making those memories wonderful memories many many years ago and you know I think I am pretty sure I remember that the payment was 100 $34.00 a month wow man I love to have a payment like at well but you got to take into consideration in that day $134.00 was a lot especially when used they can barely over minimum wage that was a lot of money I had to work a lot extra hours but we made it you know when you’re $18.00 in your love it doesn’t matter about anything else right. It doesn’t matter but let’s say today you’re one of those families that you have a pretty steep mortgage payment and I want you’re going to have to use I know you’re going to use your imagination because most people do their banking online or whatever so I want you to use your imagination a little bit today you have a tremendously steep mortgage payment you go to the bank physically go to the bank and you go up to the teller at the window you’ve got your big old payment book with you and you know you’re right oh every month this gets so hard you write out the big check and you start and she says she bridged you know exhibits on the computer just like oh wait a minute she goes you don’t know that it’s already paid what. It was a matter of fact we’re looking here your entire mortgage is paid. Somebody came in and paid off your mortgage What are you going to do you’re going to be dancing around in that bank you’re going to be jumping up and down you’re going to be shouting how Alou you are just someone just paid off your mortgage or you going to get excited are you going to be thankful you would be so amazed I know I would for instance there is a debt that is greater than any debt from a home any debt from medical expenses or anything that we may purchase in this world you know if we had that large mortgage payment and we die either the insurance is going to pay it off or a family member is going to sell it or the banks is going to take it back and it doesn’t really matter if you’re dead you’re not going to care it has no eternal consequences but there is a debt that is greater and that is our sin debt our sin that is greater because it has eternal consequences sin my friends is referred to in Scripture in the model prayer that we all said just a little bit ago it is referred to as debt Matthew $69.00 through 13 and this is the King James version after this manner therefore pray ye Our Father which art in heaven how would be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debt tours and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for line is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever on man forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us we’d better let that sink in for a moment hadn’t we. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those that sin against us Have you forgiven we’re talking about loving 7 school right have you forgiven those who sinned against you I hope you have freely forgiven them because that’s how you will be forgiven let’s define sin what is it sin is a departure from doing what is right it is wrong doing it is missing the mark I’ve heard it described many times we often miss the mark don’t we it is wandering from the path of Europe rightness and honor it is wandering from the law it is breaking the law of God Romans $512.00 reveals how sin spread throughout the human race says therefore jest as through one man sin entered the world and death through sin and thus death spread to all men because of sin because of Adam’s sin it spread throughout the entire world to all mankind it spread to us literalist ration How does a worm get inside of an apple How is a worm get into you get this beautiful. Cut it open also there’s a warm inside how does a worm get inside of an apple the one about there thing out does the worm burrow in from the outside no an insect lays an egg on the bloom on the bloom on the tree the apple grows around it then the worm had says that egg act hatches inside the Apple it actually eats its way out of the apple my friend sin begins and here inside in the heart works its way out through our words through our actions. Begins inside it’s born in us inside of us in the bloom if you will because we’re all born into sin you know when someone breaks man’s law we break the laws of our society the laws of the land if you will there’s consequences to pay isn’t there you know a deranged man how I guess would be the best way to describe them yesterday got in a car and mowed down a police officer in Washington d.c. horrible horrible act but his actions had consequences that man 2 when he jumped out of a car with a knife to go after others lost his life sin has consequences if you’re traveling 50 miles an hour in a 25 mt I resume and a police officer catches you your wallet is going to experience the consequences of that sin you’re going to have to pay that fine I’m pretty sure you’re going to get a fine if you’re going 15 or 25 he’s not going to pat you on the back and say Have a good day if you take a baseball bat and go across to your neighbor’s house and beat him to a pulp your freedom is going to experience the consequences because there’s going to be steel bars separating you from your freedom wrongdoing has consequences but my friends most importantly since separate you from God I say 59 verses 2 through 4 says but your iniquities that sin your iniquities have separated you from your god. And your sin sins have hidden his face from you so that he will not hear you for your hands are defiled with blood your fingers with iniquity and your lips have spoken lies all of them even the little white ones right your tongue has muttered perversity no one calls for justice nor does any plead for truth they trust in empty words and speak lies they can see evil and bring forth iniquity that Nic would it comes from the heart his face is hidden from you when you are practicing when you’re walking in sin he will not hear you when you’re walking in sin but friends I will tell you the words that he will hear Father forgive me for I have sinned I assure you he will hear those words Genesis 32224 reveals the separation after the very 1st sin then the Lord God said Behold the man has become like one of us to know good and evil and now lest we put his put out his hand yet to be back up now lest he put out his hand and take of the tree of life and eat and live forever therefore the Lord God sent him out of the Garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken so he drove out man and placed Cherubim at the east of the garden and a flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life he put him out of the garden he drove him out of the garden the very place my friends were God would walk through without him in a the very place where he would talk with them you know wouldn’t it be much easier if God just came down and walked with and talk with us. Love less confusing wouldn’t it big yes yes Lord thank you instead of was that me or was that you god really I don’t have to say that any other way do I want to be so much easier God just walked with us personally every day God the invisible God not don’t know that they actually he’s invisible God saw him but they knew they knew when he was in their presence Genesis 38 said this is after they had sinned and they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord among the trees of the garden Why did they hide themselves because they send they knew they were naked they did not know before they sin but God actually walked with them they had to be driven out my friends there’s the separation separated from God because of sin you know I often wonder about them Did you ever wonder what life might have been like for Adam and Eve in the garden before they send you ever wondered out I mean I have you know magine running in playing with the Lions in laying down all let’s take a nap where they might not have needed a nap but you know hey let’s take a nap lay and have a lion lay down and lay your head on a lion feeding the lion fruits and vegetables you know what in the nap was Tree way up there new Hey Mr Graef comer get there for me you know and they would pick fruit but there was no we did to deal with there was no insect it’s going to destroy our fruit like today what a wonderful life they had their new garden and walking with God every day you imagine God saying I don’t have I told you I love you today yes father you have. Yes you have told me this morning but I don’t mind here in. I wonder if after though they was evicted from the garden driven driven out if they reminisced about the days of old I’m sure they did I’m sure that when Adam was out there sweating in diggin the weeds out of that garden when he was picking the fruit Well this one’s bad this was bad to hear all here’s one go when they probably remember remember the day when we didn’t have this problem remember the day when the father walked with us talked to us encouraged us audibly I’m sure they reminisced because they’re Him I mean we reminisce about I just got done reminiscing about the days of old didna they reminisced about the days of old when they walked with God You know we may live a very very very good life upon this earth but the truth is if we break one the tiniest law of God we my friends are considered centers because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and that sin separates us from God it will keep us from entering into his attorney kingdom you know even Moses the patriarch that wonderful man of God Even he my friends fell short there was a time when God told him strike the rock and I will bring water out of that rock for the people of Israel and for animals over a 1000000 strong strike the rock boom water came out there was a nother time the were again the people were grumbling and complaining and wary Moses patience down and God said Speak to the rock and I will bring water out when Moses was so upset and frustrated the people he struck the rock. God still brought the water out but God said because you did not heed my voice because you disobeyed me you will not enter into the Promised Land with the people that one sin and that might sound harsh but friends God is a just God he did not want to separate man from him but man made that choice all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God friends this old Sinfield corrupt world that we live in where there’s destruction there sickness there is despair there is violence there’s all manner of wickedness this is not the world that God had in mind for mankind but no I said last Sabbath he knew from the beginning he knew from the foundations of the earth that man was going to sin and God had a plan he had a corrective action in place before the foundation of the world and that corrective action is Jesus Christ’s Here are 2 realities when it comes to sin 1st we cannot hide our sin from God We might hide our sin from others we might keep it a secret there have been many times where that husband or wife did not know old friends might have No no never would might have known that we wanted it was unfaithful they hid it from them but I’ll assure you they did not hide it from God You cannot hide your sin from God He knows all Secondly we cannot save ourselves we cannot we might live a very good life but yet I say if it’s 646 tells us but we are all like an unclean thing we are all like a non-playing thing in all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags. They are like guilty rags before him we all fade as a leaf in our Nick with these like the wind have taken us away so we can be an upstanding citizen but yet our righteousness is another filthy rag before God I have a box or rags things you pull out of White nice white cloth that’s a man manufactured thing but when I go to change to own a vehicle. It’s gone this is straw It’s filthy that’s what our righteousness looks like before God that old oil stain rag it was white and pure Just briefly but that’s what we looked like before God but friends God still desires to have a relationship with each and every person that is his desires his desires that all would come unto Him 1st Timothy $21.00 through 6 says Therefore I exhort 1st of all that supplications prayers intercessions and giving the thanks be made for all men for kings there’s a good we’ve talked about this one earlier too for kings and all who are in authority my friends he is not telling us to have prayers in intercession only for those we agree with that are in places of authority he says offer up supplication and prayers and intercession to give thanks to all men and for kings and for all who are in authority have you been praying for those in authority I hope you have that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior who desires all men to be saved. Say with me God desires all men to be saved more all men to be saved and you come to the knowledge of the truth where there is one God and one mediator between God and men the man Christ Jesus who gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time only the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ can take away our sense as the old hymn says what can wash away my sins nothing but the blood of Jesus what can wash away my sins nothing but the blood of Jesus. How are you 1st John 17 says but if we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin that filthy rags is made plain through the blood of Jesus Christ verse 30 of our scripture said in John one thing so when Jesus had received the sour wine he said it is finished and balun his head he gave up his spirit the word finished as use here is telling go in it means complete execute conclude discharge a debt accomplish make and then let me just put them plain English it means paid in full it is finished means paid in full that plan that was put in place from the foundation of the earth has now been accomplished your sin debt has been paid in full Hebrews 10. 1 through 14 for the law had had it and back up for the law having a shadow of the good things to come in not the very image of the things can never with the same sacrifice which they offer continually year by year make those who approach perfect for then would they had not have ceased to be offered for the worshippers once purified would have no more consciousness of sin but in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sin every year every year you have that reminder for it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins therefore when he came into the world he said sacrifice and offering you did not desire but a body you have prepared for me in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you had no pleasure then I said Behold I have come in the volume of the book it is written of me to do your will. Previously saying sacrifice and offering burnt offering and offered for sin you did not desire nor had pleasure in them which are offered according to the law then he said Behold I have come to do your will of God He takes away the 1st that he may establish the 2nd but that the and that the will but that will we have been sanctified to the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands minister in Dalian offering repeatedly the same sacrifice which can never take away sins but this man after he offered up one sacrifice for sin for ever sat down at the right hand of God From that time waiting till his enemies are made His footstool for by one offering He has protect perfected forever those who are being sanctified by one offering friends once and for all the the law was a shadow the shadow of the good things to come to good things to come which is Jesus Christ you know this earth this life rather that we haven’t to serve as a shadow of what God really wants for us what he intends for us he wants us to be a part of His eternal Kingdom he has made a way that our sin debt can be cancelled a way that it can be again paid in full paid in full it was accomplished through that horrific punishment that Jesus Christ endured upon that cruel cross of Calvary my friends the word is true his word is true your sin debt has been paid but you must believe the father you must believe that Jesus Christ paid the price you must receive it you must invite him in you must allow his blood to cleanse you from all unrighteousness once and for all we don’t need to do it repeatedly once and for all when you ask for the forgiveness that sin has done your name is written in a land book a life when God looks at us he sees us through the blood of Jesus Christ he sees that we are right as in Holy not by what we’ve done again but what he did one time upon the cross he paid it in full. He says it is finished it is finished the sacrifice of sin for said is done do you believe in Jesus Christ I pray that you have to if you don’t accept the sacrifice he made for you believe in him make him the Lord of your life.