The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by Arthur W. PinkI breathed a sigh of satisfaction when I finished the last sentence of this book. Pink is eloquent and powerful, even decades after his death.
In no overstatement, this book is truly great.
Pink mentions that it was the goal of ancient Greeks to say much in little: to give a sea of matter in a drop of language. Nearly all of these 139 pages gave oceans of matter.
The Book is divided into seven chapters (based on each of Christs final words on the cross) with seven points under each. Pink adds his own perceptive observances often, while supporting them with frequent Scripture.
I found myself writing Well said, So true, and Interesting perspective in the margins often. Pinks words are sometimes comforting, sometimes challenging, sometimes chilling... but always thoughtful and theologically sound.
My only criticism--and it is a minuscule one--is that once or twice (to meet his seven-point format) he stretches a single point into two. Still, Pink has a way of presenting the same material in a fresh way.
Pinks own dying words were: The Scriptures explain themselves. Clearly, he was a man who knew and loved those very Scriptures. His words will ring true for decades yet to come.
Worth the read.
7 Last Words of Christ on the Cross
This is a series of Bible centered messages by Wil Pounds on the seven last sayings of Jesus as He hung on the cross. My God! Index of daily Bible studies and sermon starters. Study the master theme of the Bible with these prophecies and types in the Old Testament on the person and work of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Free Bible studies indexed by Bible references and doctrines. Message by Wil Pounds c Anyone is free to use this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold under any circumstances whatsoever without the author's written consent.
Scripture: Matthew Denomination: Baptist. But my urologist and surgeon disagreed about what type of cancer I had, so they sent my results to a national diagnostic center and it took over 6 weeks to get the results. By that time, I was supposed to be dead, but no words can express how relieved I was to learn that I actually had another, less aggressive type of cancer. But during those six weeks when I thought I was going to die, believe me, I said a lot of things that needed to be said. I voiced my love to Susan and told her how she had enriched and blessed me.
LUKE We are hopeful that there will be a final acknowledgment that they understood how much we loved them. We look for some word of insight, a wise truth, a word of hope. Shakespeare once wrote in his play Richard II …The tongues of dying men--Enforce attention like deep harmony--Where words are scarce--They are seldom spent in vain--For they breathe truth--That breathe their words in pain. These statements…the last of a dying man…enable us to see into the very core…the very heart of Jesus. His final words from the cross will provide us some important theological principles and practical spiritual lessons. Over the next few weeks, we are going to look at these last words of Jesus.
It is on the cross that the character of Christ reaches its greatest splendour. During the hours of deepest darkness, his words shine like radiant.
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