Good News for You (1 of 4) by Ernest Easley

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Good News for You (1 of 4)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Luke 23:32-34, 39-43
March 6, 2005

Of all the words a person speaks throughout their life time .. only a few of them 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!

There was 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 as sad as possible as the attorney began to 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 live on .. they were the final words that Jesus spoke from the cross as "He gave Himself a ransom for all" (1 Tim 2.6). where "He suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God" (1 Peter 3.18). Where "He demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5.8).

As you gather around the cross ... you hear the seven last sayings of Jesus. And beginning this morning .. we're going to gather around the cross where we see man at his worst and God at His best! So take your Bible and join me in Luke 23.

As you are finding Luke 23 .. let me say that what we are starting this morning will be concluding on Good Friday .. March 25th ... when we will gather here for an extraordinary time of worship. On Good Friday @ 7:00 p.m. ... all of our choirs .. our orchestra will be leading us in a wonderful time of worship. That night ... we will also briefly consider the final saying of the cross when Jesus cried out, "It is Finished."

I hope that you plan to participate in this years Good Friday worship gathering and that you will us ...

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