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Jesus’ last words on earth remind us that he came to earth to finish a job.

Key Points:

  • Jesus’s last word was actually one big word: “tetelestai”. John 19:30
  • Tetelestai means the work is done. Luke 19:1
  • Tetelestai means he paid off all the debts. Hebrews 10:12

Memory Verse:

John 19:30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

See Also: Jesus, Salvation

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Describe an art project, lego creation or homework assignment you’ve worked really hard to finish. How did it feel when you were done?
  3. What does “tetelestai” mean?
  4. What debt did we owe that Jesus paid for in full?
  5. Read Hebrews 9:28. Why did Jesus die for us? What will happen when he returns again?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Famous Last Words Series.

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