The Thief, the King, and the Cross

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #10 | with Daniel Whyte III


TEXT -- Luke 23:39-43: "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...And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise."

When a prominent man dies, we are anxious to find out what his last words and actions were. We see in this passage that the last act of the Son of God was to save a sinner. Jesus Christ saved this thief just as he stood at the edge of the precipice of death. This thief was on the very border of hell, and Christ snatched him from the claws of Satan.

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