Famous “last words” are a special form of quotation and perspective that fascinate many people. Have you ever considered the last words of Jesus and what we can learn from them?
Words from the Cross
- Luke 23:33-34 — words of forgiveness that encapsulate his entire mission.
- Luke 23:39-43 — words of assurance that there is more than meets the earthly eye.
- John 19:25-27 — words of compassion that reveal his concern for his loved ones.
- Matt 27:45-46 — words of anguish that convey the horrific consequences of sin.
- John 19:28 — words of suffering that demonstrate his relatable humanity.
- John 19:30 — words of victory that reflect the fulfillment of God’s eternal purpose.
- Luke 23:45-46 — words of submission in anticipation of a reunion with his Father.
Words after His Resurrection
- Matt 28:10 — words of reassurance that there is nothing to fear.
- Luke 24:36-39 — words of verification that he had indeed conquered death.
- Luke 24:44 — words of perspective on the big picture of God’s revelation to mankind.
- John 20:29 — words of blessing for those who believe though they have not seen.
- John 21:15-17 — words of restoration that testify to the grace of God.
- Matt 28:18 — words of supreme authority as the central figure in all of human history.
- Matt 28:19-20 — words of commission that shape the rest of his disciples’ lives.
Words at the Close of God’s Written Revelation to Mankind
- Rev 22:12 — words of coming judgment and inescapable accountability to God.
- Rev 22:13 — words of context that focus the universal reason for everything on him.
- Rev 22:16 — words of concern for his churches.
- Rev 22:20 — words of promise that he is coming again.
This sermon was delivered on March 31, 2013.