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Words From the Cross

Father, forgive. They know not what they do: Some of my own were drawn into this snare, Not knowing that for them I give my life— For all my people I this cross do bear. My earthly ties are severed now, So Mary, go with John; As son and mother you’ll be known While life […]

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The Promise of Paradise

While on the cross Jesus spoke words which are both comforting and reassuring to the believer.  As we know, Jesus was crucified between two malefactors.  One of the malefactors railed on Jesus and mocked Him.  But the other rebuked the malefactor and told him that they were getting what they deserved but Jesus was innocent.  […]

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Part God, Part Man

“I thirst” are two everyday words that we use off and on all the time.  But when Christ said these words they meant so much more than what they mean when we say this.  Christ said these words on the cross on the hill of Golgotha when He was crucified.  He uttered them right before […]

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In Agony, But Not Lost

Although Jesus was suffering each time He uttered a cross word, no other one depicts His pain and anguish more than the fourth cross word: “My God, my God, why has Thou forsaken Me?”  Both physically and spiritually, Jesus experienced a fierce tormenting.  God the Son was forsaken by His Father and in terrible agony, […]

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Christ’s Cry of Victory

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar he said, It is finished, and bowed his head and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30 There Christ hung, in pain and agony on the cross, dying the death of the damned, seemingly defeated.  His enemies surrounded Him, laughing, spitting, jeering, mocking.  Yet, in a sense, his whole […]

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Christ: The Perfect Example of Forgiveness

“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Such is the first cross word of our dying Lord and Savior.  Though He is tormented by the nails driven into His hands and feet by the Roman soldiers, and taunted by the cries of the Jews, He, the perfect Lamb, has […]

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A Content Savior

“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.”  (Luke 23:46) With these words, Christ’s earthly life ended.  He had endured the mockery and ridicule of men for many years and now Christ was going to […]

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