by Tom Hicks on February 14, 2016
This is the seventh and final saying of Jesus from the cross. In these words, Christ commits His soul into the hands of the Father, and so comforts us about the reality of death and teaches us how we should think about death.by Tom Hicks on February 7, 2016
The sixth saying of Christ from the cross was, “It is finished.” Christ spoke these words just before He died, paying the penalty of our sins and satisfying the curse. Christ is declaring that He has finished everything given to Him by the Father for the redemption of His people in the covenant of redemption. This is our great hope!by Tom Hicks on January 31, 2016
The fifth saying of Christ from the cross was, “I thirst.” In these words, we see an expression of His intense suffering for our sins, and we learn that He is an example for us who identifies with us in our own sufferings.by Tom Hicks on January 3, 2016
After Christ had been on the cross for about three hours, darkness came over the whole land at 12 o’clock noon. From 12 o’clock until 3 o’clock, everything was dark, and Christ spoke no words at all. But at 3 o’clock, the Lord Jesus spoke some of the most stunning and difficult words in all the Bible. He said, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Listen to this sermon to find out what Christ meant.by Tom Hicks on December 20, 2015
While Jesus suffered on the cross, He thought about caring for and bringing comfort to His mother, keeping the 5th commandment, “Honor your father and your mother.” Listen to this sermon to hear the heart of Christ for His mother, Mary.by Tom Hicks on December 13, 2015
The second words Christ spoke from the cross were “Truly I say to you, ‘Today, you will be with me in paradise.’” In these gracious words, Christ assures a believing thief of his inheritance of heaven. Here we have an example of what it means to be soundly converted through a sight of Christ.by Tom Hicks on November 22, 2015
The first words Christ spoke from the cross were “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Here we see Christ’s compassion toward sinners who were determined to hurt and kill Him, and we learn of His great love for us, as well as the way we should treat our enemies.