THE WORD OF TRUST
Words from the Cross – Part 7
“By this time it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the thick veil hanging in the Temple was torn apart. Then Jesus shouted, ‘FATHER, I ENTRUST MY SPIRIT INTO YOUR HANDS!’ And with those words he breathed his last. When the captain of the Roman soldiers handling the executions saw what had happened, he praised God and said, ‘Surely this man was innocent!’” Luke 23:44-47 (NLT)
Jesus Gave His Life…
“No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice my life voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also the power to take it up again.” John 10:18 (NLT)
“I entrust my spirit into Your hand. Rescue me, Lord, for You are a faithful God.” Psalm 31:5 (NLT)
1. I have a Father in heaven who _____________ me.
“FATHER, I entrust my spirit into your hands!”
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who honor him…” Psalm 103:13 (NIV)
2. My Father can be _______________.
“Father, I ENTRUST my spirit into your hands!”
“For the word of the Lord holds true, and everything he does is worthy of our trust.” Psalm 33:4 (NLT)
“That is why I’m suffering here in prison. But I’m not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust and I’m sure that he’s able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until the day of His return.” 2 Timothy 1:12(NLT)
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 (NIV)
3. My Father is doing things I ___________ ____________.
“Father, I entrust MY SPIRIT into your hands!”
“When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him. But he knows the way that I take; and when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Job 23:9-10 (NIV)
“Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NIV)
4. God can _____________ anything I give Him.
“Father, I entrust my spirit into YOUR HANDS!”
GOD’S HANDS ARE …
________ enough to ___________ me
“You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” Psalm 139:5 (NLT)
________________ enough to never ______________ me
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! I have engraved you on the palms of my hands!” Isaiah 49:15-16 (NIV)
______________ enough to keep me _________________ ______________
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish…My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10:28-29 (NIV)
“I think you ought to know, dear brothers, about the hard time we went through in Asia. We were really crushed and overwhelmed and feared we would never live through it. We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even raise the dead.”2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (LB)