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Before going to the Cross, Jesus predicted his death with these words, recorded by John, that can also pertain to each individual. We need to die to produce fruit! Praise the Lord that he was willing to give his life to give us life abundant.
This is Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Those were agonizing hours for our Savior. He gave his life because of his great love
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” said Jesus (John 15:13). But Jesus lay down his life for his enemies! Even to this day people laugh at him and scorn him. But there will come a day when every knee has to bow before him, and every tongue will confess that he is Lord!
Here are the words that Jesus said on the Cross:
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:33,34
“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:38-43
“Woman, here is your son.” — “Here is your mother.”
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. John 19:26,27
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Mark 15:34
“I am thirsty.”
Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. John 19:28,29
“It is finished.”
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” Luke 23:44-47
Bible text: New International Version
Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me
on the Cross!