Gregg Bing - August 16, 2020

Father, Forgive Them

Jesus\' Words from the Cross

We begin a new series of Bible messages looking at "Jesus' Words from the Cross." The crucifixion of Christ is the greatest event in history--the climax and fulfillment of God's eternal purpose of redemption for fallen mankind. While the words of Jesus are not more important or more inspired than any other portion of Scripture, the words He spoke while hanging on the cross are significant. They give us insight into the person of our Savior as well as a better understanding of the meaning of the cross to us.The Bible records 7 times Jesus spoke from the cross. The first was in the form of a prayer: "Father, forgive them ..." In this message we examine some key questions about this prayer: 1) Forgive who? 2) Forgive them for what? and 3) Forgive them how? While Jesus' sacrificial death did make possible the forgiveness of our sins, the meaning of Jesus' words from the cross have a special dispensational significance for the nation of Israel.

Scripture References: Luke 23:34, Hebrews 10:26-29, Hebrews 6:4-6, Acts 3:17, Matthew 12:31-32

From Series: "Jesus' Words from the Cross"

The crucifixion of Christ is the greatest event in all of history--the accomplishment of God's eternal purpose of redemption through our Savior, Jesus Christ. The Scriptures record seven statements that Jesus made from the cross. In this study, we examine each of these statements, to understand more about the person of our Savior and of what He accomplished for us by His death on the cross.

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