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Henry on the Seven Sayings - by Michael Phillips
The Seven Sayings - Part 5 of 7
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John 19:28
Jan 22, 2003 pm - Tonight, with God's blessing, we'll move on in the Puritan study we began several weeks ago. It's called Matthew Henry on the Seven Sayings. Henry was an English pastor and writer, whose commentary we're using to lead us through the seven words our Lord spoke on the cross. He might have said far more, of course, but these are the ones we need to hear and to think about. Thus far, we've looked at four of His sayings. The first and fourth are directed to God: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do and My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? The words are full of suffering and glory: the Son of God forsaken by His Father so that we enemies of God by nature and choice would be forgiven by the same Father. The second word was spoken to the Penitent Thief. The man who had lived his whole life in sin and long served a false Messiah is now redeemed by the true Messiah. When the worst sinner cries for mercy, he receives it and more: Lord, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom . Truly I say to you, this day you will be with Me in paradise . The believer's hope is in a kingdom that may be thousands of years in coming but not only in that kingdom: for to die in faith is ... More >>>


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