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The Final Words of Jesus

Luke 23:34,43

As we reflect on the final words of Jesus on the cross, we are given glimpses into the very heart of Jesus as he was dying on the cross.

  • The first saying of the final words of Jesus are words of forgiveness.

    Luke 23:34
    Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

    There are three requirements for forgiveness.

    • Provision: an appropriate sacrifice to atone for sin.
    • Confession: the acknowledgement of wrong doing.
    • Repentance: a turning away from the confessed sin.

    Forgiveness is choosing not to count sin against someone.

  • The second saying of the final words of Jesus are words of salvation.

    Luke 23:43
    Jesus answered him, I solemnly assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.

Live it Out

Forgiveness

  • Have you received God’s forgiveness?
  • Are you extending forgiveness to others?
  • Be a forgiver! Even when people don’t deserve it.

Salvation

  • Have you confessed your sins and repented?
  • What is your desire?
  • Receive the promise of Jesus.