The life of Jesus shows certain points in history people have to remember. The life experiences of the “Son of God become-man” are patterns Jesus left to us to let us remember there is an omnipotent God. Here Jesus Christ points out that he was one of us and there is life after death (The Resurrection). He says “He will never leave us,” and then affirms us that God is with us forever.
A. The Stations of the Cross
The life of Jesus on earth from the time he ate with His disciples to the time he rose on the third day (after His death on the cross). The Stations of the Cross can be prayed any time of the day to remind us that we are not alone in our sufferings. Jesus knows how we are pained and He would always stay with us, till the day we die, and during the resurrection – God through Jesus Christ will redeem us, His children.
1. Jesus eats the last supper with his disciples.
2. Jesus prays in the garden of Getsemane.
3. Jesus is tried before the Sanhedrin.
4. Jesus is brought before Pilate.
5. Jesus is scourge and crowned with thorns.
6. Jesus embraces and carries his cross.
7. Jesus is helped by Simon Cyrene.
8. Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem.
9. Jesus is stripped and nailed to the cross.
10. Jesus speaks to the thief.
11. Jesus speaks to Mary and John.
12. Jesus dies on the cross.
13. Jesus is buried in the tomb.
14. Jesus rises on the third day.
B. The Seven Last Words
On the cross (the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to save mankind) the son of God gave His seven last words. The meaning of Jesus’ words should leave us reminders how much we are all loved by God. Forgiveness waits for our prayers and repentance, hope waits for our love and faith, redemption waits for us in the trust and obedience we have in our God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1. “Father forgive them for they do not know what they do.”
2. “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
3. “Jesus said to his mother:”Woman, this is your son.”
Then He said to the disciple, “This is your mother.”
4. “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?”
(Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34)
5. “I thirst.” (John 19:28)
6. When Jesus had received the wine, he said “It is finished.”
And he bowed his head and handed over the spirit. (John 19:30)
7. Jesus cried and in a loud voice “Father into Your hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)
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