Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Seven Sayings of Christ on the Cross

The word of forgiveness:
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)

The word of salvation:
Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)

The word of affection:
Woman, behold your son: behold your mother. (John19:26)

The word of anguish:
Eli Eli lema sabachthani? (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34)

The word of suffering:
I thirst. (John 19:28)

The word of victory:
It is finished. (John 19:30)

The word of contentment:
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. (Luke 23:46)

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