MARCH 28, 2021
Luke 23:46-49

Verse 46 – Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father,
into your hands I commit My Spirit.”
1. Christ was committed to love.
Luke 23:46 – Father into your hands I commit my
Psalm 103:13 – As a Father has compassion on His
children, so the Lord has compassion on those who
honor Him.
2. Christ was committed to prayer.
Mark 14:38 – Watch and pray so that you will not fall
into temptation.
Mark 11:24 – Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe
that you will receive it and it will be yours.
3. Christ was committed to the scriptures.
Psalm 31:5 – Into Your hands I commit My Spirit.
Psalm 119:11 – I have hidden Your Word in my heart
that I might not sin against You.
4. The commitment of Christ brought peace.
Verse 46 – Into Your hands I put Myself.
II Timothy 1:12 – I know Whom I have believed and
am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I
have committed unto Him.
John 15:5 – I am the vine; you are the branches. If a
man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much
fruit, apart from Me you can do nothing.

5. Christ’s commitment set a pattern.
I Peter 2:21 – Because Christ suffered for you, leaving
you an example, that you should follow in His steps.
II Cor. 5:19 – He has committed to us the message of
6. We need a commitment of trust.
His hands are big enough to bless us.
Psalm 139:5 – You both precede and follow me. You
place Your hand of blessing on my head.
His hands are scared enough never to forget you.
Isa. 49:15 – 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, I have engraved
you on the palm of my hands.
His hands are strong enough to hold us steady.
II Cor. 1:8-9 – 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.

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