Seven Words From the Cross

Posted by Tammy Glass

SEVEN WORDS FROM THE CROSS
LUKE 23:34-43
CBC 3/28/10 Sunday Morning
Palm Sunday/Passion Week/Journey begins to the Cross
The Cross-God’s final answer for the sins of mankind
Jesus on cross to open door way between us & a holy God

FORGIVENESS FOR YOU AT THE CROSS
LUKE 23:34 Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

Forgive Who?
  • Soldiers?
  • Priests, teachers, Pharisees? Judas, who betrayed Him?
  • Crowd that cried, “Crucify”?
  • Only representatives of ME & U!

Forgiveness For?
  • Disciples that forsook & fled
  • Soldier that nailed Him 2 cross
  • Every person who ever sinned

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

SALVATION FOR YOU AT THE CROSS
LUKE 23:43 To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

God also sees the “individual”
No one is beyond hope of redemption
Salvation’s way is simple…
  • Simply ask
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Now or Never (2nd chances not guaranteed)
LOVE FOR YOU AT THE CROSS
JOHN 19:26,27 Woman, behold thy son!

Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!
Attention to “Relationship”
“Woman”? not Mother…
  • She must see Him as her Lord
  • His agony then takes on a glorious purpose
John took her immediately
  • He already had accepted Jesus as the Savior
  • A love “received” is to be SHARED WITH OTHERS
ATONEMENT FOR YOU AT THE CROSS
MATTHEW 27:46 Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Sun couldn’t shine on the crucifixion of the Creator
Darkness for 3 hours
  • Symbolic of darkness that wrapped the soul of our Savior

2Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
  • Like scapegoat of OT banished N2 wilderness
  • Jesus had to bear the sin of the world, “ALONE”
  • Never before had He stood alone
  • Forsaken, but still the well-beloved
  • Carrying out “atonement” for our sin
JESUS SUFFERED FOR YOU AT THE CROSS
JOHN 19:28 I thirst.
Crucifixion not sudden death
  • Long, slow & drawn out
  • Hot under an Eastern Sun
  • Wounded hands & feet quickly inflamed
  • Fever & dehydration
Psalm 22:14 I have no more strength than a few drops of water. All my bones are out of joint; my heart is like melted wax.

Psalm 22:15 My strength has dried up like a broken clay pot, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You, God, have left me to die in the dirt.

JESUS WAS THE VICTOR OVER SIN FOR YOU AT THE CROSS
JOHN 19:30 It is finished:
“ACCOMPLISHED”!
  • End of an era (OT)
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Didn’t say, “I am finished”…
  • He said, “IT, IS FINISHED”
o Victory over sin
o Victory over death
o Victory over Satan
o Victory over Hell

ETERNAL SECURITY FOR YOU AT THE CROSS
LUKE 23:46 Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit:
7 words began, “Father, forgive…”
7 words end, “Father, into thy hands”

John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
  • Jesus consciously gave his life
o He laid it on the altar
o Just like OT sacrifice

David said, while in great trouble, put his trust in God…

Psalm 31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
Jesus, also put His trust in God, agreeing w/…

Psalm 31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

Psalm 31:15 My times are in thy hand:

Speaks of confidence in God
  • Security in the Father
  • Pointed the way to all who die believing
  • Stephen, 1st Christian martyr felt
2Ti 1:12 …for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
  • Eternal security in the cross

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