5 Voices From The Cross


The Voice of Intercession:

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

The Voice of Mercy:

Luke  23:39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!”

Luke  23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

Luke  23:41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”

Luke  23:42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

Luke  23:43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

The Voice of Affection:


John  19:25 But  standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

John  19:26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”

John  19:27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

The Voice of Humanity:


John 19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”

John 19:29  A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.

The Voice of Accomplished Purpose:


John  19:30  When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

The sufferings and agonies in redeeming man are over. The work long contemplated, long promised, long expected by prophets and saints, is done. The toils in the ministry, the persecutions and mockeries, and the pangs of the garden and the cross, are ended, and man is redeemed. What a wonderful declaration was this! How full of consolation to man! And how should this dying declaration of the Savior reach every heart and affect every soul! (Albert Barnes)

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