The Price for Forgiveness (1 of 8) by Ernest Easley

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The Seven Sayings from the Cross
The Price for Forgiveness
Luke 23.32-34
February 4, 1996
Dr. Ernest L. Easley

This morning we're beginning a new series of messages. There are seven messages in all! Messages that will take us from the death on a cross to deliverance from a tomb! Messages that will take us from the sadness of hearts to shouts of Hallelujah! From prints in his hands to praise in our hearts!

For several Sunday mornings ... we're going to be thinking under the general heading: "The Seven Sayings from the Cross."

Take God's Word please and turn to Luke 23. The good news according to Dr. Luke. We're going to begin reading in verse 32 as we learn this hour about ... The Price of Forgiveness

Let's begin reading in verse 32 -34 ... it's true .. some words live on! I read about a lady who died in Kansas and on her tombstone were these words: "I told you I was sick." Some words live on!

I read about a man who owned a restaurant for years and he was about to die. He had always been known for being stingy! As he laid on his death bed ... he began mumbling something. So .. the family leaned in to hear his final words. Very faintly he said, "Slice the ham thin" and then the died. Some words live on!

I read about a wealthy man who died and the family gathered together to hear the reading of his last will and testament. The family all sat in a circle trying to look sad as the attorney read the will. They were all anxious to learn what their portion of the pot would be.

The attorney began reading, "I, Sam Jones, having made a large fortune, being of a sound mind and proper judgment, want to reveal to my family that I spent it all." Some words live on!

But if there were ever words that lived on ... if there were ever words that lifted the weary ... it was the final words of Jesus Christ.

So .. for the next few weeks ... together .. we're going to "survey the wondrous cross on which the prince of glory died"

We're thin ...


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