Thief on the Cross
Two men hang on crosses condemned to death beside Jesus. One dies condemned to spend eternity away from the presence of God, and one dies with the assurance of being with God forever. How you respond to Jesus determines everything about your life now…and forever.
I. Two Condemned Men
II. Two Responses to Jesus
III. Two Different Outcomes
Sermon Discussion Questions:
1. Why do you think the Bible includes this little story about the thief being saved at the very end of his life?
2. Based on the fact that Jesus tells the second thief he was going to be with Jesus forever, what must a person do to be saved?
3. If turning from rebelling against Jesus to trusting in Jesus is all that is necessary for salvation, why do you suppose anyone would not trust in Jesus?
4. What is your posture toward Jesus today, rejection like the first thief or trust like the second? If rejection, will you trust him today? If trust, how can you show your gratitude for what he has done for you?
This is the first sermon in our series, "Jesus, Friend of Sinners". Today, April 4th, 2021, Trent Casto delivers his sermon from Luke 23:32-43 entitled "Theif on the Cross".