Monday, March 31, 2014

Lenten Devotional

For this Lenten Season, here's a meditation on the 5th Word from the Cross - "I Thirst" (John 19.28). Available from Amazon here.

Pretty wild, I just uploaded it last night and it's already a "Hot New Release" and listed as #86,039 Paid in Kindle Store.

+ #8 in Christianity - Meditations - New Testament
+ #20 in Christian Books - Bible Studies - Meditations
+ #50 in Nonfiction - Religion - Spirituality - Meditations

Btw, the excellent cover art is licensed from photographer Stephen Morris. I did the typography...do you think it looks okay?

Also, if you want to know what the reference is, here's the scoop about "The Seven Last Words of Jesus."

According to the Gospels, Jesus, called the Christ, uttered seven ‘last words’ while upon the cross. Tradition orders these particular statements chronologically, though the exact sequence isn’t known since no one Gospel records them all. Here are Christ’s final words from the cross and their references. (All Scripture quotations are modernized from the King James Version.)

1. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

2. And Jesus said to the criminal beside him, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)

3. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to her, “Woman, behold your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother.” (John 19:26-27)

4. About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” That is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15.34)

5. After this, knowing that all things were now accomplished and that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” (John 19:28)

6. When Jesus received the wine vinegar, he said, “It is finished!” And he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30)

7. Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

These are great texts to meditate on during this Lenten Season. If you don't have a Kindle and want a free epub version of my devotion, email me and I'll send it to you. I'll even send a free mobi version, just let me know. Thanks for reading.
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