Last Words Of Christ Scripts

A cup of water made a huge impact on Matthew when Jesus explained that if anyone showed an act of kindness, even as simple as offering a drink to one of the disciples, they would not lose their reward. When Jesus said on the cross, “I thirst,” it was clear that He felt all the same physical ailments and pains that we feel, even down to being thirsty. He went through the pain, the aches, and the thirst not only for His sake but also for all of ours.

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The rich young ruler expresses his frustration at the fact that Jesus offered eternal life to the thief hanging beside Him on the cross, when he himself had worked so hard to live a good life to earn salvation. He realizes that Jesus offered salvation to the man simply because he asked for it, not because he had done anything to earn it.

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He was placed with his mat in a room full of people listening to Jesus teach, hoping for a miracle. When Jesus said that the paralytic man’s sins were forgiven, he wondered how it was possible for Jesus to forgive sins. The man realizes that only God can forgive sins and heal his legs, and he knows that God can change the world.

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One of the disciples struggles with the assignment they’ve been given by Jesus—to get a donkey. The other reminds him of the miracles Jesus has performed and ultimately convinces his fellow disciple that they can trust Jesus, even if they don’t understand why He’s asking them to do this.

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When she stood accused and awaited the consequence of death, the woman caught in adultery encountered Jesus, who showed her mercy. She recounts this story and draws the connection between her own accusers, and those who brought Jesus to the cross. When he shouted, “It is finished,” she remarks that it was not Jesus who was finished, but rather something was accomplished—restored.

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When her brother Lazarus died, Martha felt as though Jesus had abandoned them. She believed Lazarus was gone forever. However, the words Jesus said from the cross about feeling forsaken by God may have connected with how Martha felt on a deeper level. The reflections from Martha help us consider how we can hope for a different ending in our story, even when we feel forsaken.

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John reflects on the way Jesus cared for people during His ministry and shares his amazement at the fact that while Jesus hung dying on the cross, He was still ministering to others. When Jesus told John to take care of His mother, John began to realize how the sacrifice on the cross was opening the door for everyone to be part of Jesus’ family.

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The disciple known as James the Lesser reflects on Jesus’ resurrection. Though he felt inadequate and unimportant, he realizes that what Jesus did on the cross was for him. He has been made whole because of Jesus’ sacrifice.

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