Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Seven Statements of Christ part 1

This morning at church, our pastor Larry Wynn shared an incredible message about the crucifixion and the last seven statements Christ made while hanging on the cross. I thought I'd share some of his comments as well as some of my own here with you on this week leading up to Easter.

The First Statement Christ makes is one of INTERCESSION.

Intercession is defined as prayer or petition to God on behalf of another. 

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Luke 23:34

It's almost impossible for us as humans to believe one would be able to go through what Christ did during the crucifixion and still be able to love and forgive. He was able to because though He was fully human, he was fully God too. He loves us so much, He continues to forgive us when we don't know what we are doing and He is still making intercession for us day after day - every time we sin - all of our sin was taken care of once and for all when He died on the cross.
22Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
 23Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25Therefore he is able to save completely[c] those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

 26Such a high priest meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. Hebrews 7:22-27

Every morning when my kids pray on the way to school, they always say "Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for my sins." They remind me I can't say "thank you" to Him enough for the price He paid.

Thank you Jesus for interceding on my behalf. Have you thanked Him lately?

Sweet Blessings,

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