In Jesus’s final statement from the cross before He breathed His last breath, He showed us what it looks like to trust God even in life’s darkest moments. Just as Jesus fully trusted God the Father, we too can trust Him with our life.… Continue Reading “The seven statements of christ from the cross (Pt. 7): Father, into your hands i commit my spirit”
When Jesus said, “It is finished!” He was making a declaration that points to something much greater than the completion of the brutal agony He experienced on the cross. Everything that needed to be done in order to reconcile us to God was accomplished.… Continue Reading “The seven statements of Christ from the cross (Pt. 6): It Is finished”
When Jesus was on the cross, did God the Father really forsake Him, or did Jesus just feel as though He had been forsaken? In this episode of Crossroads & Culture, I answer this question, as well as discuss its significance and implications.
As Jesus was on the cross, He made seven statements that are as significant for us today as they were on that Friday He was crucified. In this episode of Crossroads & Culture, we look at the third statement Jesus made, ‘Woman, behold, your… Continue Reading “The Seven Statements of Christ from the cross (pt. 3): “Woman, Behold Your son””
You are not so far gone that you are beyond the reach of God’s great salvation. That was true for the thief on the cross, and it’s true for you and me as well. Because of what Christ has done on the cross, God… Continue Reading “The Seven Statements (Part 2): Today you’ll be with me in Paradise”
Jesus had a week that, without a doubt, was the week of all weeks when it comes to facing dark moments. It would involve the joy of a last supper, the pain of betrayal, the rejection of denial, the brutality of scourging, and the… Continue Reading “the seven statements of christ from the cross: finding hope in life’s darkest moments (Part 1)”
This was a day of silence and Sabbath. There was, perhaps, a sense of numbness in the hearts and souls of all who witnessed what had happened just hours before. Jesus was dead, and in the tomb. The One whom they had placed their… Continue Reading “THE SATURDAY BETWEEN HELL AND HOPE”