Monday, April 25, 2011

The Seven Sentences Jesus Said On The Cross

1. Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34).

• They arrested Him while He was innocent

• They spat on His face

• They whipped him

• They forced him to carry the heavy cross

• They exposed his nakedness

Imagine someone doing all of the above to you. Would you kindly say: “Father forgive them?”

Did they really know that they were making his life unlivable? Were their actions premeditated? It is easy to say that they knew what they were doing; but Jesus highlighted in His message: “they do not know what they do.” What an amazing Guy, this Jesus!

How good am I in praying for my enemies?

 Imagine being one of Christ torturers - how would I feel/what would be my attitude when I hear Him praying for me: “Father forgive them…”

2. Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43).

• Regardless of all His pain and suffering, He continues to give a message of hope. He continues to welcome bad guy(s) in His kingdom.

• He puts His pain aside, focuses on him and gives a priceless promise (be with me in paradise)

When crossing such a terrible situation, would you be patient enough to listen to an unknown person bothering you with his philosophy?

 If you were the bad guy, would you sincerely mind or having the courage to confess to Christ that He is innocently crucified but you, you deserve to be punished as salary of your wrongdoing?

3. Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (John 19:26-27).

• What a powerful message full of encouragement? (Mother look after son and son look after mother – not mother look after yourself or son take care of yourself first and the care of mother will follow)

• He recommends us to look after each other. Do we? We are very often selfish – ‘me, mine and my’ come first and others later. Isn’t it?

4. My God, My God, why have you forsaken me, (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34).

• When do you realize and notice that God has forsaken you? What is your barometer?

• When you feel forsaken by Him, do you shout to Him: “My God, My God” and ask in prayer: “Why have you forsaken me?”

He is ready to welcome you. He is just waiting for you to make a step – repetence! That is all, nothing else.

5. I thirst (John 19:28).

• “I thirst” and He was given vinegar…

• When you are thirsty, what do you do? I believe that you drink to quench your thirst.

• You are thirsty… thirsty of what? Of money? Of new clothes? Of glory?

The word of God will quench you. The bible proclaims that the word of God is water.

When someone’s soul is shouting ‘I thirst’ what do you offer to them? Vinegar like Jokes? A glass of wine? Cup of tea? Dry advice (without mention of God) or do you just say: “it will pass” and promise that I will visit/talk to you again or do you offer the word of God?

6. It is finished (John 19:30).

• He accomplished His mission

• He knew He was at the end of His journey

• Every single task was completed

Do you have a mission in this world?

Do you realize that God created you with a purpose?

What have you so far accomplished for God’s glory in your life?

What tasks have you completed in the last three (3) months?

Are you a good worker?

Are you ready to tell God today: “Dad the mission you gave me is finished?”

7. Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (Luke 23:46).

• In whom hands do you commit your spirit? Do you have a clue?


  1. Thanks this helped

  2. It did really raise enormous amounts of thoughts. Its a great Read and a very good questionnaire for oneself.

  3. Thank you for this, it has helped me alot you have no idea how much, but thank you.

  4. What is 'Christ-like' behavior? We say we want to be like Christ. We say God is transforming us to be like Christ. But what does this mean? Are we really like Christ? ....still on the road. love Colleen