by Jim Perdue

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A Word of Completion (7 of 7)
Series: Famous Last Words
Jim Perdue
Luke 23:46


Today, we conclude our series, Famous Last Words. While Jesus hung upon the cross, He made seven statements or spoke seven words. Seven is the number of completeness or perfection. On the cross, and everywhere else, Jesus displayed complete perfection. Seven is also the number of rest and completion. In six days, God created the heavens and the earth; and on the seventh day, God rested. He was satisfied with His finished work. Today, from Luke 23:46, we see Christ's final cry from the cross is A Word of Completion. READ TEXT - PRAY

God always finishes what He starts. Philippians 1:6 says, ''He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.'' God never abandons a project until it's complete. Now for you and me, it's a different story. *Just last weekend I was gearing up to be a hero for my wife. I had a list of projects that I was going to take care of - maybe you've heard of a ''honey-do-list.'' I was out to make my ''honey-do-list'' and ''honey-done-list!'' I worked on a couple of things in various places, fixed the outside door, and then made my way to the school room to hang some pictures, a corkboard, and a dry erase board. This is where things went wrong. My productive day took a turn for the worst. I measured the wall so I could hang the whiteboard and drilled holes in the wall, put in the anchors, and then hung it right where it was supposed to be…or so I thought. It was at least six inches too far to the right. I had measured wrong. Ever heard measure twice, cut once? Yeah…me too! So, I took it down, and put it up where it was supposed to go. Only to have a hole showing in our newly painted wall. Then, I moved to a picture that was supposed to be centered on the wall above the cabinets. Should be simple enough. Only, it wouldn't stay up with those new Velcro wall hangers and it fell down with a crash. Lovely! Then, I ...

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