The Cup of Cruelty

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Kyle Matthews to First Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.  March 15, 2015, 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  Scripture Text: Psalm 69:3-4, 19-21; John 19:28-29[/fusion_tab][fusion_tab title=”Scripture Texts” icon=””]

Psalm 69 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 69

For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David.

Save me, O God,
    for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
    where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
    the floods engulf me.
I am worn out calling for help;
    my throat is parched.
My eyes fail,
    looking for my God.
Those who hate me without reason
    outnumber the hairs of my head;
many are my enemies without cause,
    those who seek to destroy me.
I am forced to restore
    what I did not steal.

19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed;

    all my enemies are before you.
20 Scorn has broken my heart
    and has left me helpless;
I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
    for comforters, but I found none.
21 They put gall in my food
    and gave me vinegar for my thirst.

John 19:28-29 New International Version (NIV)

The Death of Jesus

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.

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