New Sermon Series: Lent 2017

Cries from the Cross

When someone important to us is approaching death, we often pay special attention to their last words. Last words can provide unique insight into a person’s life; and they can offer valuable reminders of the priorities for which that person stood. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that Christians have long paid special attention to the last words of Jesus. Drawn from all four gospels, the “Seven Last Words of Christ” have offered a window into Jesus’ relationship with the Father – and have reminded us of everything that Jesus endured for our salvation.

During the season of Lent this year, we’ll be considering the “Seven Last Words of Christ” in morning worship. Each Sunday, we’ll dive deeply into one of these “Cries from the Cross,” seeking the truth that our Lord wants to teach us. If you’d like prepare for these messages by reading Jesus’ last words for yourself, the schedule will look like this:

  • March 05: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:32-38)
  • March 12: “Today, you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:39-43)
  • March 19: “Woman, behold your son.” (John 19:26-27)
  • March 26: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:45-59)
  • April 02: “I thirst.” (John 19:28-29)
  • April 09: “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
  • April 16: Sunrise Service – “Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46-49); Easter Worship – “The Words After That.”