Today Thou Shalt Be
With Me in Paradise
Friday, December 06, 2013
* Thief - Depraved
- Represents Sinners
* Thief - Helpless in
* Thief - We are all Thieves
- Grace, the Power of God to enable thieves
* Jesus' reaction
Luke 23:43 "And Jesus said unto
him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in
Why was Jesus Crucified with
* Death of Shame
* Position as Sacrifice for our Shame
* Picturing Opportunity to see God's Saving Grace - Power
This is the Sermon
Thief - Depraved -
Mt 27:41 Likewise also the chief
priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately
wicked: who can know it?
Ro 7:14 ¶ For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal,
sold under sin.
Ro 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Thief - Helpless in
Nailed to the Cross
Dying on the Cross
No need to clean up to come to Jesus, just come helpless
Isa 64:6 ¶ But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf;
and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Ro 5:6 ¶ For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ
died for the ungodly.
Joh 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind,
halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
Thief - We are all Thieves
God has supplied us to spread the
If we do not, we have stolen His supplies.
Grace, the Power of God to enable thieves
2Co 13:4 For though he was
crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For
we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of
God toward you.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye
saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of
* Acknowledgement of Jesus as Saviour
* Expressed his faith in Jesus as Saviour
* Expressed his fear
* Deserved his punishment
- Believing faith, "Remember Me"
- Courageous Faith, Asked for salvation in front of all
Jesus heard the thief, even above the
accusations of the crowd.
James Leinneweber, Pastor
Heritage Baptist Church