The Final Painful Powerful Words Jesus Spoke from the Cross

The Final Painful Powerful Words Jesus Spoke from the Cross

The Final Painful Powerful Words Jesus Spoke from the Cross

(and why they still matter)

Sunday, April 14 , 2019

1. “Father, FORGIVE them, for they do not know what they do.

(Luke 23:32-34, 51; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 1:9, 2:12; Isaiah 1:18; Ephesians 2:1-9, 4:32; Colossians 1:13-14; Hebrews 10:17; Colossians 3:13; Matthew 18:21-22)

2. “Assuredly, I say to you, today you WILL be with Me in Paradise.”

(Luke 23:39-43; Mark 15:32; Matthew 27:44; Colossians 1:13, 3:3; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Colossians 1:13, 3;3)

3. “Woman, behold YOUR son!”…to the disciple, “Behold YOUR mother!”

(John 19:25-27; Deuteronomy 5:16; 1 Timothy 5:8; Galatians 6:10)

4. “My God, my God, why have You FORSAKEN me?”

(Matthew 27:39-44, 46; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Psalm 22)

5. “I THIRST!”

(John 19:28; Psalm 69:21; Mark 15:23; Luke 22:42-44; Hebrews 2:14-18)

6. “It is FINISHED

(John 19:30; John 17:4)

7. “Father, into Your hands I COMMIT my spirit.”

(Luke 23:46; Matthew 27:50-51; Mark 15:23; Luke 23;25; John 10:17-18; Mark 10:45; Hebrews 4:16, 9:1-14, 10:19-22; Isaiah 59:1-2; Exodus 30:10)

 

Taking it further to help you THRIVE

1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

2.It could be said that Jesus’ entire earthly life was lived outside a comfort zone. In what ways do these final words of our Savior provoke you to live life more outside your comfort zones?

3.Why can it be so difficult to forgive someone when they have wronged you?

4.How can Jesus’ words to the thief on the cross comfort someone today who is doubting their salvation? Do you think the Holy Spirit intended these words to speak comfort in such situations?

5.While He ministered on earth, Jesus entrusted His life to the Father, and when He had finished the work God had sent Him to do, He entrusted His death to the Father. In what areas are you not fully trusting your life to Him? To what ‘works’ might God have called you that you have not completed (or perhaps have neglected?)