A Hopeless Case (Luke 23:39-45)

Evangelist Brian McBride, April 14, 2019
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Sunday Morning, April 14th, 2019 - A Hopeless Case - Evangelist Brian McBride

When we look on the cross at Calvary we usually focus on our Lord and Savior as Christ died for our sins. but this morning we are shifting our focus to one of the thieves who hanged beside Jesus.

If you had walked by those crosses on that day you likely would have thought about what a hopeless situation that was. Three men hanging there, dying, only two of them guilty of anything. And maybe those two thieves thought they were in a hopeless situation as well.

One of them called out to the Lord to be remembered in His Kingdom. But he got so much more than he asked for! Jesus answered him with abundance that day! Not only was he remembered, but Jesus told him that he would be WITH HIM in glory!

Thank God that He is still answering salvation prayers the same way today! When we cry out in need of a Savior not only are we heard but we are given so much more than we ever asked for or ever deserved!

Tags: Crucifixion, Salvation

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Luke 23:39-45

39And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. 44And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. (KJV)

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