Last Words - Part 1

Last Words
"Father Forgive Them"
Luke 23:34

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”     Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”     Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 2:36-39

Jesus’ Last Words From The Cross
Final Acts - Final Hours - Final Words

  • A final prayer of forgiveness
    • “Father forgive them”
  • A plea honored
    • “Remember Me”
  • A request of love
    • “Behold your mother”
  • A question of suffering
    • “My God, My God”
  • A confession of humanity 
    • “I thirst”
  •  A call of deliverance
    • “It is finished”
  • A cry of completion
    • “Father, into Your Hands”

“Words of chance muttered by a desperate martyr? No. Words of intent, painted by the Divine Deliverer on the canvas of sacrifice.” --- Max Lucado

“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34

How did Jesus keep from retaliation?

  • 1 Peter 2:21-24
  • John 13:1-3
  • Authority
  • Identity
  • Destiny

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. Titus 2:11-14