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14 Words From Jesus

I’m reading through this book by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken this Easter season. It’s a great reminder of why Jesus said and did the things He did. Here are just a few quotes from the book. The first group is from the traditional seven last words of Christ on the cross.

I thirst

Jesus said “I thirst”.

On the cross, the Living Water became thirsty, securing the salvation that His spiritually thirsty people desperately needed.

http://www.ligonier.org/blog/jesus-thirst-and-our-spiritual-rehydration/

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A Hymn for the Resurrection

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He Will Ransom My Soul

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HE IS RISEN!

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words.

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An Easter Prayer

CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION

O LORD,

I marvel that thou shouldst become incarnate, be crucified, dead, and buried.

The sepulchre calls forth my adoring wonder, for it is empty and thou art risen; the four-fold gospel attests it, the living witnesses prove it, my heart’s experience knows it.

Give me to die with thee that […]