Jesus' Final Moments

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

Today, followers of Jesus around the world are reflecting on the crucifixion—the critical, life-altering event of human history. And so, I think it fitting for us to do the same this morning as we prepare ourselves to remember and respond to who Jesus is and what he has done for us this weekend. Focus in on the last few moment’s before Jesus’ death with me—Luke 23:44-49—because I don’t want you to miss the significance of the things that happen in Jesus’ final moments before death, as he hangs on the cross:

44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45 while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had tak