Contributed on May 1, 2003
We can always learn lessons from a thief, usually it’s what not to do. But in this case this thief teaches us four lessons that are worth following if we want to hear those words someday for ourselves, "Today, you will be with me in Paradise."
Last week we started a series on the seven statements of Christ from the cross. Words that give us tremendous insight for our own lives. Last week in the words, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”, we saw the forgiveness of Christ as he forgave the very people who were ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2003
Christ went through a period of agony on the cross as He was separated from His Father. This sermon looks at the reason he was separated from His Father.
Today we come to the fourth week of our series on the Seven Statements from the Cross. Last week we saw Jesus entrust his mother to John, John would become her son, and her, his mother. We saw through their total obedience what kinds of sacrifice obedience can require of a family, spiritual and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2003
"I thirst" is a statement from the cross that was only recorded by John in his gospel. I believe there was at least three reasons why God inspired to John to record that statment. This sermons looks at those three reasons.
Last week our fourth statement from the cross that we looked at was perhaps the most agonizing statement of all. I believe as Christ took on the sins of the world, that sin that was upon Him separated Him from His Father and in that time of spiritual agony He cried out, “My God, my God, why ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2003
"It is finished" is one of the most familiar statements that Jesus made from the Cross. But what does that statement from Jesus on the cross made so long ago mean to us today?
Last week we saw in Jesus his physical and spiritual agony as he said, “I am thirsty.” In that statement we saw that Christ indeed did indeed experience the things that we did physically. He knew what it was like to have a thirst, he had experienced dehydration. He didn’t have some phantom body ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2003
This statement shows the trust that Christ had for His Heavenly Father. Even today this statement has some powerful messages in it for our lives today.
Today we come to the last statement of our series on the Seven Statements from the Cross. We’ve seen a wide array of theological truths that have the power to transform our lives. We’ve seen Christ asking the Father to forgive the very people who at the time were mocking him and had beat and ...read more