The Suffering Savior: Meditations on the Last Days of Christ (eBook)

by F. W. Krummacher

In.mobi, ePub and docx formats

This series of devotional meditations on the final scenes in the life of Christ on earth has been prized by successive generations of Christians ever since its original publication in 1854. Translated almost immediately into English and frequently republished, the book has been described as the greatest single volume of the entire nineteenth century on the last days of Christ’s earthly ministry.

Krummacher organizes his meditations around the structure of the Old Testament tabernacle. The first section, The Outer Court, covers the time from Jesus’ announcement of His approaching death to His discourses on the way to Gethsemane. The central section, the longest, is entitled The Holy Place. It deals with Gethsemane, Judas’ betrayal, Peter’s denial, all the judicial proceedings, Christ's scourging, and the journey to Calvary. The final section, The Most Holy Place, covers the crucifixion itself, Christ's sayings from the cross, His agony and death, and His burial.

This is a book to which all Christians, and especially preachers, will want to return frequently, to have their hearts warmed afresh, and their love to, and zeal for, their Savior rekindled.

About the Author

Friedrich Wilhelm Krummacher (1796–1868) ranks among the greatest preachers of the nineteenth century. He was the leader in an evangelical revival among the German Reformed Churches of the Rhineland in the 1830s and 40s and became famous throughout Germany as a preacher of outstanding eloquence. He was subsequently called, in 1847, to the pulpit of the famous Trinity Church in Berlin, previously occupied by Friedrich Schleiermacher. His final appointment was as Preacher to the Prussian Court at Potsdam. He was the author of numerous books, including Elijah the Tishbite, Elisha, and the present volume, which is probably his finest and best-known work.

 

Table of Contents

Preface

THE OUTER COURT The Announcement

The Anointing

The Entry into Jerusalem

Christ's Washing His Disciples Feet

The Passover

The Institution of the Lord's Supper

"Lord, is it I"

Judas Iscariot

The Woe Denounced

The Walk to Gethsemane

The Converse by the Way

THE HOLY PLACE Gethsemane - Conflict and Victory

Gethsemane - Import and Result

The Sudden Assault

The Traitor's Kiss

The Sword and the Cup

Offering and Sacrifice

Christ Before Annas

The Judicial Procedure

The Fall of Peter

The Great Confession

Peter's Tears

"Prophesy Unto Us, you Christ"

Christ Before the Sanhedrin

The End of the Traitor

Christ Before Pilate

The Accusations

Christ a King

"What is Truth?"

The Lamb of God

Christ Before Herod

Pilate our Advocate

Jesus or Barabbas

Barabbas

The Scourging

Ecce Homo!

The Close of the Proceedings

The Way to the Cross

Simon of Cyrene

The Daughter's of Jerusalem

THE MOST HOLY PLACE The Crucifixion

The Dividing of the Clothing

The Inscription

"Father, Forgive Them"

The Malefactor

The Legacy of Love

"Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani"

"I Thirst"

"It is Finished"

"Father, into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit"

The Signs that Followed

The Wound of the Lance

The Interment

By Topic

Joy

By Scripture

Old Testament

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

New Testament

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John

Jude

Revelation

By Author

Latest Links