“The Cross of Christ”

“The Cross of Christ”

Luke 23:33

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.”

 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.”

3 Questions:

  1. Who was Christ?
  2. Why did He die?
  3. What am I to do?