I. The first three hours on the cross (9 am – Noon)
(Mark 15:25) “And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.”
- A Plea for Forgiveness
(Luke 23:34) “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
- A Promise of Salvation
(Luke 23:43) “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
- A Provision for His Mother
II. The Second three hours on the cross (Noon – 3 pm)
(Mark 15:33) “And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
- A Petition to the Father
(Matthew 27:46) “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
- A Pleading for Relief
(John 19:28) “I thirst!”
- A Proclamation of Victory
(John 19:30) “It is finished!”
- A Prayer of Consummation
(Luke 23:46) “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”
- Who was Christ?
- Why did He die?
- What am I to do?