My King Has Scars
John 19:31-37 ; Zechariah 12:10
This passage brings up the subject of the scars in that are in the body of Jesus Christ as a result of his crucifixion. It is interesting that the scars are a part of his glorified body. In this sermon we will look at some common sense things regarding scars, how they can apply to the scars of Jesus, and a spiritual applications for scars we receive while serving in the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Some facts regarding scars:
1) They are the result of injuries (2 Corinthians 11:23-33)
- You cannot serve God without suffering some scars whether physically or emotionally.
2) There is a story that can be told for every scar (Psalm 90:9)
3) A scar means that a wound is healed (John 20:24-29)
- For a wound to heal we must not mess with it, but just like real wounds many times we are picking at them just enough to keep them from healing.
4) Becomes a point of identification (Leviticus 19:28)
- Many times individuals are known or identified by their scars.
Let us apply this to Jesus Christ:
1) Results of an Injury (Isaiah 53:5)
- It was our sins, transgression, and iniquities that cause his wounds and scars.
2) There is a story behind them (John 19:35)
- The story of Jesus’s scars is the greatest story ever told.
3) Scars show that a wound is healed (Revelation 1:18)
- The fact that Jesus has the scars prove that it was truly him and that he overcame the great injury that a man can face, death.
4) Scars are a point of Identification (Zechariah 12:10 ; Revelation 1:7)
- Note that in Zechariah God identified himself as the one who was crucified.
How does this apply to us? (Galatians 6:17)
Let us serve God faithfully, allow our wounds to heal, move on for God and be identified with Jesus Christ by the marks in our body.