Presentation on theme: "The Thief On The Cross Unique In Scripture – Answers Questions Such As Can a person be saved on their death bed? Must a person be baptized, celebrate."— Presentation transcript:
The Thief On The Cross Unique In Scripture – Answers Questions Such As Can a person be saved on their death bed? Must a person be baptized, celebrate communion, …? What is the minimum a person must know to be saved? Can a person be so low in sin that Jesus would refuse them? Where does a believer go when they die?
I. The Seeds Of The Thief’s Belief A.Words and attitude of Jesus, Lk 23:28-31, 34 B.Words and attitude of Jews, Lk 23:35; Mt 27:39-43 C.Words and attitude of Romans, Lk 23:34,36,38 D.Both thieves had the same ‘seeds’, the ‘seed’ grew in one
II. The Savior At The Time Of The Thief’s Belief A.They crucified Him Lk 23:33 B.The thief’s belief is not based on … C.The thief sees the Savior dying, at His lowest and he believes!!! D.The thief sees the Savior dying, at His lowest and he believes!!! E.Isaiah 45:22
III. The Speech Professing The Thief’s Belief A.The unbelieving thief …Lk 23:39 B.The believing thief professes his belief Lk 23:40-42 C.Romans 10:9,10 “Some saw Jesus raise the dead, and did not believe. The thief sees Him being put to death, and yet believes.” Alfred Plummer, 1899
IV. The Security Of The Thief’s Belief A.Jesus replies to the thief B.Jesus reply 43 Today you will be with Me in Paradise C.Jesus proof of security comes with His resurrection, Luke 24:1-3
Applications 1.Imagine you are one of the two thieves with Jesus … 2.Probably all of us have more than a few hours to live. The thief did not have time or opportunity to live out his belief in Jesus. What about you? Will you live out your belief? 3.The resurrection of Jesus gives you the security of ‘…today you will be with Me in Paradise’. Do you know ‘today’ that you are secure?