7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross
Today is Good Friday. Today we remember the agony experienced by Jesus in His death on the Cross, crucified by Roman soldiers. In the final hours of His earthly time, as Jesus hung on the Cross, He made seven statements – each teaching us more about Jesus and His character. These are from four Gospel accounts, and are known as Jesus’ “seven last sayings.” Let’s spend some time today reading (and listening) to these 7 last sayings that Jesus spoke from the Cross.
> > Listen to a sample clip of the incredibly powerful audio of Jesus’ crucifixion and His final words from the Cross, narrated by Blair Underwood as Jesus:
Jesus’ 7 Last Sayings in Scripture
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” — Luke 23:34
“Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.” — Luke 23:43
“Woman, behold thy Son.” — John 19:26
“My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” — Mark 15:34
“I thirst.” — John 19:28
“It is finished.” — John 19:30
“Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.” — Luke 23:46
If you haven’t read the complete story of the crucifixion recently, today’s a perfect day to revisit it.
You can also hear these final 7 last sayings of Jesus in this incredibly moving video with Blair from the Complete Audio Bible Experience.
Watch: Jesus’ Crucifixion, performed by Blair Underwood as Jesus
What do Jesus’ seven last sayings from the Cross mean to you? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us. Let’s lean forward and read the entire Gospel accounts of the story:
Good Friday is a day of remembrance and reflection that our flesh can’t possibly comprehend. Our holy God hung on a human torture and execution tool. On that day He was still fully God and yet He was also fully human… so His words of forgiveness, promise, protection, provision, agony, human need, completion, and consecration are that much more profound. Which of Jesus’ final statements moves you the most? Is it His forgiveness of the repentant criminal? His need? His suffering? Come share with us on our blog, as we reflect on Jesus’ final words on the cross.