Acushnet-Wesley United Methodist Church
Monday, July 24, 2017
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Pastor's Message

Lenten Study
Final Words From the Cross by Adam Hamilton examines Christ’s final words as heard by those who stood near the cross. In life and in death, Jesus’ words were powerful and meaningful. Despite the serious effect and increased pain required for Jesus to speak as he hung on the cross, Jesus spoke seven “final words” – statements that have much to teach us about Jesus, his Father, and ourselves:
Father forgive them
Today you will be with me in paradise
Behold your son … Behold your mother
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
I thirst
It is finished … Into your hands I commit my spirit
Postscript: The words after that
In 24 Hours That Changed the World, Adam Hamilton took us on a Lenten journey through the last days of Jesus’ life. Now in this inspiring follow-up book, Hamilton explores these final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross.
Each chapter begins with the biblical account followed by a first-person story as might have been told from the viewpoint of one of the characters at the cross. Then the chapter explores the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today. Following the last statement, a postscript recounts the words Jesus spoke following his resurrection, including what truly were the final words Jesus spoke while walking this earth. Join the crowd now and experience the final words from the cross. 
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