Summary: ❶. "FATHER”, into your hands I commit my spirit ❷ . Father, into “YOUR HANDS” I commit my spirit ❸ . Father into your hands “I” commit my spirit ❹ . Father, into your hands I “COMMIT” my spirit ❺ . Father, into yo

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Lk. 23:46-49 – Found only in Luke

“Change You Can Believe In

- 2008 Campaign slogan

- Obama promised it during his campaign and he is certainly offering plenty of change.

- /09 One of the changes he made during the first few months of his administration was to remove the Bible quotes at the top of his daily briefings.

- Obama “No need for National Day of Prayer” CNN /09

- "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation." Turkey CNN /06

- Jesus give us a real change we can believe in

❶. "FATHER”, into your hands I commit my spirit

- Up to the cross He had fellowship with the Father

- "Father." often upon his lips.

- Jesus first words was about His Father – Luke 2:49 (AV)

49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

- Sermon on the Mount He speaks of the "Father in 15vs.

- Upper Room discourse of John 14-16 - 43x

- Jesus last talk with His disciples - John 14:6 (AV)

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

- High Priestly prayer John 17 (F.- 6x) - thine, thee, thy 46x

John 17:1 (AV)

1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

- In the Garden – Luke 22:42 (AV)

42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

- Jesus' first word upon the cross was to the Father– Luke 23:34

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

- His last word is to the Father: – Luke 23:46 (AV)

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

- What is on your lips?

Now all is done. "It is finished,"

- The cup of God's wrath is now drained

- The darkness is over.

- Once more in communion with the Father

- "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."

Whom Jesus calls Father we can call Father

- All because of Christ and His work upon the cross.

- How amazing & wonderful this is

- Giving us - Comfort, Assurance, Love, Care, Supply

1 John 3:1 (AV)

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

❷ . Father, into “YOUR HANDS” I commit my spirit

- Christ had foretold He would be in the hands of men.

- 3x times He said - Lk 9:22 - Lk 9:44, Lk 18:32

In the Garden of Gethsemane - Mt 26:45-46

Easter morning the angels made reference - Lk 24:6-7

- It wouldn't have been difficult for Christ to avoid this

- His word lay the arresting soldiers to the ground - Jn 18:6

- He could call 12 legions of angels - Matthew 26:53 (AV)

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

- Legion - 6200 foot and 300 horse, = 78,000 men

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