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Jesus' Final Words

Jesus' Final Words

The last words of a dying man are a sacred thing, especially when that Man is the Son of God. The Bible tells us that there were 7 things that Jesus said from the cross as He was dying. They comprise His final words, and they are as follows: 1. A plea for forgiveness: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). 2. A promise of salvation: "Truly I...

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John 19:23-42

John 19;23-42

The thief on the cross is one of the most interesting characters in the Bible. Not because we know so much about him but because we know so little. We only read a few short verses about his life but they tell us enough. Luke 23:42 says that, as he died, he said, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!" And Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with...

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John 19:1-16

John 19;1-16

In 1653, the Dutch painter Rembrandt painted a piece called "The Three Crosses" that depicted Jesus dying on the cross between two thieves and the crowd below looking on. And next to all of that, in the shadows, he drew an obscure figure that was difficult to make out. For years, no one knew who it was until it was discovered that it was Rembrandt himself. He put himself i...

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John 18:12-40

John 18;12-40

In a Peanuts Cartoon, Charlie Brown was once asked if he knew what love was. And he said, "Yes I do. Love is a man named Jesus." He is right. Jesus personified the word "love." In His life and ministry, everything He did and everything He said was to show love and kindness to others. This was demonstrated at the cross. The cross was as a symbol of the love that God has fo...

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