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  Youth Ministry
Illustrations - The
  7 Last Words of
Jesus Christ From
     the Cross


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Use the 7 last words of
Jesus Christ from the
cross in a variety of games
and creative teaching
activities to discuss the
events of the crucifixion




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The 7 last words of Jesus
Christ from the cross are
actually 7 short phrases
that Jesus spoke while
hanging on the cross.
None of the writers of
the four gospels record
all 7 of these phrases, so
you have to piece them
together from the gospel
accounts.



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1. Father, forgive them, they
   know not what they
   do.” (Luke 23: 34)
2. “This day thou shalt be
   with me in
   Paradise.” (Luke 23: 43)
3. “Woman, behold thy
   son.” (John 19:25-27)




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4. “My God, My God, why
   hast thou forsaken
   me?” (Matthew 27:46)
5. “I thirst.” (John 19:28)
6. “It is finished.” (John
   19:30)
7. “Into thin hands, O Lord, I
   commend my
   spirit.” (Luke 23:46)




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Teaching Ideas using these
7 phrases of Christ
• Play a game of
   charades using these
   phrases. (See Easter
   Charades for more
   ideas)
• Play a game of
   Pictionary using these
   phrases. (See Easter
   Pictionary for more
   ideas)



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•     Have a race to put the
      phrases into the
      correct order. Even
      better, combine it with
      an Easter Egg
      Relay using plastic eggs
      filled with the phrases.
•     Add these phrases to
      your Easter Egg hunt
      (See Good Friday Easter
      Egg Hunt, Easter Egg
      Hunt or Easter Verses
      Hunt) for more ideas.


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•     Tell the Story of the
      Crucifixion of Christ
      using these phrases
      similar to the method
      described in Telling the
      Easter Story.
•     Add the phrases to one
      of the eggs in
      the Easter: What’s
      Inside game




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