Yesterday, our church meditated on the seven last words of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. Below is the link to the entire message and some of the highlights.
HERALD OF GRACE COVENANT BIBLE CHURCH OF CAVITE: Meditations on the Seven Last Sayings of the Savior on the Cross
- The first Excellent Word of Christ Upon the Cross: The Word of Forgiveness
- But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing His garments among themselves.—Luke 23:34
- “Through Christ’s own blood, he was able to ask the Father to forgive the worst crime committed by the world.”
- The Second Excellent Word of Christ Upon the Cross: The Word of Salvation
- And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”— Luke 23:42-43
- “Sinfulness is exposed in the light of the righteousness of God.”
- “Humility is not weakness, and it can be regarded as a strength towards the knowledge of salvation.”
- The Third Excellent Word of Christ Upon the Cross: The Word of Affection
- Now beside the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. So when Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”—John 19:25a-26
- “Jesus was in excruciating pain yet He thought of the welfare of others. This is selfless love. The LORD watches over us all. He loves His people.”
- The Fourth Excellent Word of Christ Upon the Cross: The Word of Anguish
- And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabaktanei?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”— Matthew 27:46
- “Jesus was forsaken and abandoned because when the Father looked where sin was, it was found in Christ. Jesus bore the wrath of the Father. God’s wrath was satisfied in Christ.”
- “The concentrated wrath from heaven descended upon Him.” ~ A.W. Pink
- The Fifth Excellent Word of Christ Upon the Cross: The Word of Suffering
- After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture would be fulfilled, *said, “I am thirsty.”— John 19:28
- “The Fountain of life experienced thirst that the thirsty ones might drink from Him.”
- Jesus Christ suffered thirst, deprived of the sense of the Father’s affection and the Spirit’s presence, and subjected Himself to the Father’s will so that the thirsty ones may drink from His fountain. He has to suffer as a man, that His people, brothers, may not suffer the wrath of the Father.
- Check the blog post of this word here.
- The Sixth Excellent Word of Christ Upon the Cross: The Word of Victory
- Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.—John 19:30
- “Jesus finished His work so His people could be salt and light in this dying world.”
- “Jesus finished His works that the believers may live to glory in their Master, and to give glory to God. He finished it all, rely on Him for your salvation.“
- The Seventh Excellent Word of Christ Upon the Cross: The Word of Contentment
- And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit.” And having said this, He died.— Luke 23:46
- “Do we still call Him Father, Father, whenever we suffer? Do we still show the Father our deep relationship with Him even when we are in dark providences?”
- “Christ died with Scripture in His mouth.”
- “When we are in a heavy situation, do we still remember God’s Word? Whatever situation we may have, let us always go back to the Word!”
- “We should trust none but God for our entire being. Entrust yourself under the care of the Father in Heaven.”
To God be the glory!
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