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Father Forgive Them For they Know Not What They Do

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Murder of Jesus

Luke 23:34 ESV
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Forgiveness is Upward
Maintain a proper relationship with the Father while suffering
Focus on the Father
This is a Prayer
If Prayer is not the First thing you do it should be the next thing that you do.
This is Intercession
Sinners need prayer
Isaiah 53:12 ESV
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.
Hebrews 7:25 ESV
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
Luke 23:34 ESV
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Forgiveness is Outward
Forgiveness is Specific: THEM
Them = The world or those who tried to kill Him before He was ever born
Matthew 2:16 ESV
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.
Matt 1:
Them = The world or those who wouldn't make any room for Him
Luke 2:7 ESV
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2:
Them = The world or His Own people
John 1:11 ESV
He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
Them = His Own Family
John 7:5 ESV
For not even his brothers believed in him.
Luke 23:34 ESV
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Luke
Them = us
Acts 2:38 ESV
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:39 ESV
For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
Motive :They know know not what they do
Ignorance isn't Innocence
Forgiveness is Onward
Luke 23:34 ESV
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
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