Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit 2

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.

Christ’s Seventh Word From the Cross

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.

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This Day You Will Be with Me in Paradise Reply

Christ’s Second Word from the Cross:

Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him: More…

7 Last Words of Christ from the Cross 4

"Father! Forgive them, for the know not what they do."

“Father! Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Every word Christ spoke was for our salvation. His last words spoken from the cross before he died — each one of them – required great physical and emotional effort to pronounce. To breath a single breath caused his crucified body excruciating pain. And he speaks to us, 7 times, before he dies. How great his love for us! More…