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Last words from the Cross | Forgiveness

Lent series at First Presbyterian | My sermon notes

Luke 23:32-34  
Jesus wasn't the only one being crucified that day. There were two others, criminals, who were also being led to their execution. 
When they came to the place known as “The Skull,” they crucified Jesus there, in the company of criminals, one to the right of Jesus and the other to His left.
 Jesus: Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.
Meanwhile they were drawing lots to see who would win Jesus’ clothing. 



God's grace is boundless and there's nothing you have to do to deserve it. There's nothing we can do because we all fall short. 

"God is a perfect God. We are an imperfect people." ~ Pastor preaching

Jesus prayed an intercessory prayer before those who crucified Him even understood that they were killing God. 

You don't have to know or understand. And there's nothing you can do that doesn't fall under God's great heart of forgiveness.

If you are forgiven with God's open arms, who do you need to forgive?

Who do you need to forgive? 

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Compiled December 2011
These are a few of my favorite Scriptures. I cannot live my life without God and his word. I keep a 3x5 wire bound note diary of verses that pop off the pages of my Bibles. This helps me in case I need to comfort someone with a specific verse. Start your own collection!


Comfort

Psalm 119:76 Comfort me with your love, as you promised me, your servant.
Job 4:4 Your words have comforted those who fell, and you have strengthened those who could not stand.
Strength

Psalm 18:1 I love you, LORD. You give me strength.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Psalm 118:14 The Lord gives me strength and a song. He has saved me.
Isaiah 40:29 The LORD gives strength to those who are weary.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your shelter, and his everlasting arms support you.
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