“Today You Shall Be With Me in Paradise” [Luke 23:39-43]

Sermon Notes

Date: 04/24/2011, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Key Text: Luke 23:39-43

Description:  Have you ever wondered if a person who had lived wickedly his whole life and was now on death row could be saved if he received Jesus? Well you don’t need to wonder because the Bible not only answers that question but gives us an account of that very thing. The Penitent thief on the cross who was crucified next to Jesus, gives us one of the clearest examples of Justification by grace thru faith.  This man did no good works. He was demonstrably evil, he was a criminal. He knew he was dying and he knew he deserved it.  Find out how this evil man saw his sin, saw his Savior, and then was assured of salvation!

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  • Introduction
  • The Past
  • The Present
    • Disillusioned Disciples
    • Desperate Criminals
      • one desperate for sin
      • one desperate for Christ
    • 7 Things We See in the Penitent Thief
      • not deceived by his fellow theif
      • he feared God
      • admitted he was a sinner
      • accepted his punishment as deserved
      • acknowledged Christ’s righteousness
      • acknowledged Christ’s kingship
      • pleads to be remembered
  • The Promise
    • Paradise
    • You shall be with Me
    • Today
    • Truly I say to you
  • Conclusion

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