Down through the years many books have been written to help us plumb the depth of sin, to help us understand the significance of Calvary. Today there is a dearth of writings about the cross and particularly about the seven times that Jesus spoke from the cross. These utterances of Christ are known as the "seven last words of Jesus" or "the seven words of the cross." Yet, in a most striking way, the words of Jesus from the cross tell us the essential meaning of Christ's coming and death.
This book on Christ's words from the cross is shared with the deep desire that readers may see, not only the centrality of the cross for salvation, but also the centrality of the cross in enabling us to live the Christ life.
These messages were written to help the reader identify with the cross for salvation. But they do not stop there. They also insist on an identification with the cross to the point that we die to the old life and walk in a newness of life.
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About the Author
John M. Drescher, of Quakertown, PA, has served as a pastor in three congregations, as bishop or overseer in three conferences, Moderator of the Mennonite Church in North America, editor of 'Gospel Herald', and seminary teacher. He is married to Betty Keener. They have five married children, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Drescher has authored 37 books, of which more than a dozen relate to husband/ wife and parent/child relationships. Others explore spiritual renewal and growth. Drescher served for years as a contributing editor to 'Pulpit Digest' and is presently a senior editor of 'Our Faith' magazine.