April 2, 2023
The First Word:
“Father, forgive them”
But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
Luke 23:34 (NASB1995)
The Middle Word:
“My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?
At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
Mark 15:34 (NASB1995)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
1 Corinthians 11:23–31 (NASB1995)
The Last Word:
“It is finished”
… He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
John 19:30 (NASB1995)
… Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.
Ephesians 3:11–12 (NASB1995)
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 (NASB1995)
And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT.” Having said this, He breathed His last.
Luke 23:46 (NASB1995)