Contributed on Mar 25, 2021
The last words that a man or woman pronounces before dying come directly from the heart. Jesus also, during the last six hours of his life, hanging between heaven and earth, enduring great suffering, pronounced seven statements revealing the richness of his inner being
Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 The last words that a man or woman pronounces before dying come directly from the heart. Jesus also, during the last six hours of his life, hanging between heaven and earth, enduring great suffering, pronounced seven ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2021
It was a terrible thing to be crucified. It also added insult to injury to be crucified between two obvious criminals. But there's a story here and a lesson. This brief passage relates one of the most amazing prayers and promises in the entire Bible
This Day You Will Be with Me in Paradise Luke 23:43 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: 'Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!' But the other criminal rebuked him. 'Don't you fear God,' he said, 'since you are under the same sentence? We ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2021
Of the four gospel writers, John is the only one who records Mary's presence at the cross. It would be expected that Jesus' mother be in Jerusalem at Passover .
‘Woman, behold your son. John 19: 26-27 " Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Dear woman, here is your ...read more
Contributed on Apr 3, 2021
Both Matthew 27:45 and Mark 15:33 tells us that as Jesus was hanging on the cross darkness covered the land. Then Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 quote Jesus as asking, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
"My God, My God ,why have you forsaken me." Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34 The fourth word of Jesus from the cross discloses a sense of hope when we remember the whole psalm from which it comes. Psalm 22 does indeed begin with desperation: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2021
Jesus said, “I thirst,” from the cross because He wanted His lips and throat moistened to utter one final victorious shout before He died. The death of Jesus Christ finished His work of redemption, atonement, and reconciliation.
I Thirst John 19:28-29 During the approximately six hours Jesus Christ hung on the cross, our Lord spoke seven final statements. One of those statements is recorded in John 19:28: “Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I ...read more
Contributed on Apr 10, 2021
What was finished? What was this mission that was now finished? Why did Jesus come? Let's look at how Jesus defined his mission -- and later, how his apostles understood it.
It is Finished! John 19:30 John 19:28-30 reads, "After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, 'I am thirsty.' A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2021
The cross was perpetually present to the mind of Christ. He was always moving toward that cross as a Victor, not a victim. He was always moving toward the ultimate final victory over sin and death
"Father into Thy Hands" Luke 23:46 The cross of Jesus Christ is the center of everything. Early in the Gospels we hear Christ declaring that He set His face steadfastly toward Jerusalem and the cross. His entire life was spent in the shadow of the cross. Isaiah 50:4–11 speaks of the ...read more