Throughout Lent, we will look more closely at the seven last words (phrases or conversations really) of Jesus, while he awaited death by the cross. The book “Seven Words: Listening to Christ from the Cross” by Susan Robb will guide our journey.
One of the challenges of Lent is contemplating Jesus on the cross: the physical pain, the humiliation, and the undeniable injustice. It’s heartbreaking, and it’s natural to try and avoid the reality of how Jesus died. However, it is from the cross that Jesus shows his deepest love for us. We can learn from Jesus as he draws his final breath and utters his last words. In Seven Words, Susan Robb looks at Christ’s final words from a biblical and historical perspective, showing how we can find life and hope in them.
Books are available in the church office. Several small groups are using the text during Lent (see below). You can also access the study materials online via videos on Amplify Media.