Jesus and the Condemned
August 8, 2021
Luke 23:32–43 ESV “23:32 ¶ Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.
23:33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.
23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
23:35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!”
23:36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine
23:37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”
23:38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”
23:39 ¶ One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!”
23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
23:41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”
23:42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
23:43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.””
What is ?
Hope is the in the promises of God!
Hope is the .
Hope is one of the three greatest things: , hope, and .
Hope is the that Christ will fulfill the promises He made to us.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV “¶ So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Romans 15:13 ESV “¶ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
1 Peter 3:15 ESV “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,”
Hebrews 6:19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,
Hebrews 6:20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
Conversation with the criminals
Let me give you seven reasons I have hope for today and the future.
1. Hope in the in Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:1–6
1 Peter 1:18–19
2. Hope in the , of the Lord.
3. Hope in the .
2 Corinthians 5:6–9
1 Corinthians 15:51–58
4. Hope in the in glory.
5. Hope in for my life.
6. Hope in God is on the .
7. Hope in of Christ.