April 18, 2003
Two criminals were crucified with Jesus at Calvary. Although both men met the same earthly demise, only one ultimately received eternal life. In this message, Alistair Begg focuses on the heart attitudes of each man and how, at the last hour, one thief found the kindness, compassion, and forgiveness of the Lord Jesus. Like this thief, any of us can also humble ourselves before the cross of Christ and be saved.
39One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him,4 saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.