The High Price for Salvation (3 of 4) by Ernest Easley

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The High Price for Salvation (3 of 4)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
John 19:28-30
March 20, 2005

Now join me in the gospel according to John 19 where we once again come to Calvary where God "demonstrated His love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5.8).

As you are turning to John 19 .. let me remind you that the Easter Celebration Weekend begins this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. here in our worship center. Childcare will be provided. Our choirs will be singing. Our orchestra will be playing. And I will bring a brief message on the final saying that Jesus spoke on the cross. What a great evening to bring a friend .. neighbor .. classmate or coworker.

And then on Easter Sunday ... we will have two identical morning worship opportunities. The first one at 8:30 a.m. and the second one at 11:00 a.m. There will be no children's worship nor Sunday School Easter Sunday. You will want to either bring a friend with you or meet them in a certain location next Sunday so that they can sit with you. We have even printed special Easter Tickets for you to use throughout the week inviting people to our special Easter Weekend Celebration.

Now having said that ... join me for a few minutes in John 19 where we find the fifth saying from the cross. The first saying is recorded in Luke 23 where Jesus prayed, "Father, forgive them for the do not know what they do." And in Acts 2 we find that prayer answered when 3000 people .. several of which crucified Jesus were saved.

The second saying is also found in Luke 23 where Jesus said to one of the thieves hanging next to Him, "Today, you will be with Me in paradise." The third saying was directed to His Mother and friend John when Jesus said, "Woman, behold your Son" and then to John, "Behold you mother."

Then in Matthew 27 we find recorded the fourth saying when Jesus said, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me." Now that brings us ...

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