2012 two thieves


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2012 two thieves

  1. 1. www.rossvillechurch.com 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 1 Stone Creek
  2. 2. 2 Matthew 27 38 Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. But He was crucified like a common criminal.
  3. 3. 3 Mark 15 27 And with Him they crucify two thieves; the one on His right hand, and the other on His left. 28 And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And He was numbered with the transgressors. Isaiah 53 12 Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His Soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
  4. 4. 4 Luke 23 32 And there were also two other, male- factors (criminals), led with Him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Jesus was interceding for His murderers, even as they put Him to death.
  5. 5. 5 Luke 23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed (revile, speak evil, blaspheme) on Him, saying, If thou be Christ, save Thyself and us. He didn't believe that Jesus was the Christ; Christ = Messiah He was taking part in the mockery of Jesus.
  6. 6. 6 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this Man hath done nothing amiss. This man believed in Jesus. This man confessed that he was a sinner.
  7. 7. 7 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into Thy Kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise. (NIV) 43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the Truth, today you will be with Me in paradise." He asked to be remembered, and he received eternal life with the Lord in Heaven.
  8. 8. 8 Two men -- both criminals -- both hanging on crosses on either side of Jesus. Choice
  9. 9. 9 Both could have been in Heaven forever.
  10. 10. 10 One wasted his opportunity railing at Jesus. The other believed that Jesus was the Son of God, and asked to be remembered.
  11. 11. 11 Romans 12 1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renew- ing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, Will of God.
  12. 12. 12 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Everybody has faith to be saved; God gave it to us. Will you receive God’s Gift and be saved from sin and from hell?
  13. 13. 13 Ephesians 2 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Salvation is the free gift of God unto us. It is an expensive gift -- paid for with the Blood of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. The only question we have to answer is this: Will we accept God's Gift of eternal life to us? Or will we reject Him, throwing it back in His face.