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The Ultimate Cure

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; 

who can understand it?

Jeremiah 17:9

The Pandemic of Sin

everyone has sinned     everyone will die

15 Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” 16 So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.

John 19:15-16

26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

John 19:26-27

  1. The Cure for Loneliness: The FAMILY OF GOD.

(I read this next scripture in two translations. Have the first come up and then keep that one on the screen and add the second one. No need to cut back to me in between these verses because I quickly go to the NIV translation)

God settles the solitary in a home.

Psalm 68:6

God sets the lonely in families. 

Psalm 68:6 (NIV)

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name,

he gave the right to become children of God.

John 1:12

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.

John 19:28-29

  1. The Cure for Thirstiness: The SPIRIT OF GOD.

My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 2:13

(I can’t remember if I read this passage in the actual sermon or if I accidently forgot it)

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13

When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

John 19:30

  1. The Cure for Incompleteness: The CROSS OF CHRIST.

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It Is Finished