As Jesus Christ hung on Mount Calvary’s cruel cross, he uttered seven sayings. The words of any dying man are important, but how much more the importance is found in the final words of the Son of God?
“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.”
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“Woman, this is your son…This is your mother.”
“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
“It is finished…”
“Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit.”
Perhaps the least understood of all these sayings is the middle utterance. “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Did the Father truly forsake the Son? Did He turn His back on His Beloved? Was there a greater purpose to these words, borrowed from the Old Testament?
Join Emmanuel Baptist Church, in cooperation with the Powell County Ministerial Association, for a look at these words of Jesus, and let us consider the purpose of the work and the words of Jesus, this Good Friday, March 25, at 7 PM. Pastor Douglas Turner, the new pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church will be preaching. All are welcome to attend.