7 Last Words of Jesus on the Cross

7 Last Words

Embracing People, Embracing God, Embracing Purpose


Introductory Foundation:

A. In His Steps… 1 John 2:6 (NIV84)

6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.


B. Self Denial and My Cross… Matthew 16:24, 25 (NIV84)

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.


C. Like Him in His Death… Philippians 3:10 (NIV84)

10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,



Seven Recorded Sayings of Jesus on the Cross…


  • Embracing People


1. Luke 23:34 (NIV84)

34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.



2. Luke 23:43 (NIV84)

43 Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”


3. John 19:26, 27 (NIV84)

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.


  • Embracing God


4. Matthew 27:46 (NIV84)

46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”



7. Luke 23:46 (NIV84)

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.


  • Embracing Purpose


5. John 19:28 (NIV84)

Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled [Ps 69:21], Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”


6. John 19:30 (NIV84)

30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.


About Gary Coiro

Nonprofit & Church Leader Nonprofit Leader and Consultant since 2004, following 15 years as a pastor. Competencies include board development, fundraising, staff development and management, strategic planning, church work, Bible teaching, and capital campaigns. Currently consulting and serving on the Church Ministries Management Team for a large multi-cultural evangelical church.
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