Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
FridayJanuary 23, 2015
1.Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.
2.Today you will be with me in Paradise.
3. Behold your son: behold your mother.
4. My God, My God. why have you forsaken me?5. I thirst.6. It is finished.7. Father , into your hands I commit My spirit.
In the midst of unjust and unfair treatment, He still remained in fellowship and prayer with God the Father as long as His heart was beating.
He would not let any form of undeserved suffering drive Him away from the throne of grace.
1. The first major point which we see on the Cross in the character of His intercession which was manifested and revealed by His forgiveness and graciousness.
Prin - Those for whom our Lord prayed for did not deserve His prayer.
They were undeserving individuals who had conspired to put Him to death.
They even marked Him while He was praying for them; Mat 27.
2. The second Saying dealt with the subject of salvation and caring for others beginning in LUK 23:39-43;
The story of the salvation of the dying thief reveals the power of the Lord Jesus Christ to save mankind and His willingness to receive all that come to Him, in spite of their predicament.
3. The third statement from the Cross is found in JOH 19:26-27 and it deals with the word compassion and caring for others, no matter what you’re going through. Here is a passage which teaches the affection and tenderness that our Lord had for both John and His mother.
4. Our Lord’s fourth statement which is one of the most famous ones is found in MAT 27:46 and deals with His personal anguish and
His desire to let us know what He was going through, MAT 27:46.
In this cry Jesus Christ made it clear that God the Father with whom He had eternal and unbroken fellowship had to break that fellowship at this moment.
It is hard for us to comprehend that the Lord being Emmanuel, God with us, and His deity and humanity being permanently united in one person, could have been forsaken by God.
This is such a sacred statement that it is one of the only verses which is given in all three languages that the Bible was originally written in. It is given in the Hebrew - PSA 22:1; in Aramaic - MAT 27:46: in Greek MAT 27:46.
1TI 2:5-6, For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony borne at the proper time.
Though He was “brought into the dust of death,” and into the deepest intensity of depression in His spirit, yet, still, the cry, “My God, my God,” which also was uttered “with a loud voice,” proves that there was still a considerable amount of mental strength in Him.
It was impossible for Him to have any doubt about the faithfulness and lovingkindness of His Father; so His cry did not arise from unbelief.
ISA 53:10, But the Lord was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
None of us knows the presence of God as Christ knew it.
No believer has ever enjoyed the love of God as Christ enjoyed it. Our Lord Jesus Christ had enjoyed the love of God to the fullest so think what it must have been for Him to lose the conscious enjoyment of it.
5.The Fifth Saying from the Cross is found in JOH 19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, *said, "I am thirsty."
6. The sixth saying of the cross can be described by the word Tetelestai, translated it is finished.
When the Lord Jesus Christ uttered the words “It is finished”, He revealed the fact that not only salvation was totally complete but also the work of God and the will of God AFTER salvation was totally completed.
7. The seventh and final saying on the Cross which is found in LUK 23:46, And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into
Thy hands I commit My spirit.” And having said this, He breathed His last.
The entire Trinity did it for us as taught in passages like ACT 2:22-23.