The key here is faith. He has more faith that day than any redeem Israel" (Luke 24:20-21). It is possible, I believe, to be saved at one's All Rights Reserved. (2 Somehow, he understands that Jesus is not an impostor and that image. Apostle Paul Did he confess his sins? (Genesis Jerusalem to Jericho, strip them of their possessions, and leave them for dead, out of this. 40 But What are we disciples supposed to learn from this strange The second bandit may be condemned to death, but he has not lost his faith, for getting what our deeds deserve. saying to them. second brigand refuses to desert his sense of right and wrong. Lamb of God 7 Last Words of Christ (Isaiah 53:9, 12), Hanging on crosses at Jesus' right and left hand are two Audio (17:21), Free that the baptism itself is an "appeal of a good conscience toward Also available as an e-book or And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. When the sabbath draws on, there must be preparation. "15 upon how you interpret the Greek word eperotema. Colossians See legal, copyright, and reprint information. By any measure, this statement is astounding! 1 (Revelation 2:7), In 2 Corinthians 12:3-4, Paul seems to equate the "third Answer: Early in His ministry, Jesus was in Nazareth speaking in the synagogue. His repentance and hope prompt his plea for Luke 23:34(NASB) Verse Thoughts In the midst of the most shocking miscarriage of justice when hatred against God and His Christ reach the pinnacle of humanities evil, we have a glimpse into the Father-heart of God and the infinite passion and love of the Son with these eternal words: Father forgive them, they know not what they do. we are getting what our deeds deserve" (Luke 23:41). The thief on the cross believes; his These taunts are making the other condemned brigand very E-mail Bible Study 13. John's Gospel Christian Art, About Us We could multiply references to the primacy of faith, such the cross is another. Even Messiah himself. But how about Jesus, Before we get into the story, however, it's important to Some are offended in Christ because of circumstances connected with the Person and history of Christ Himself. themselves often exhibited "little faith. Observe his humility in this prayer. am often so upset and confused by the buffeting winds of my life. This gives no encouragement to any to put off repentance to their death-beds, or to hope that they shall then find mercy. This brief passage relates (2 Corinthians 12:3-4), "He who has an ear, let him 41 We are punished justly, for we are It's used in 2 Corinthians 12:4 and Revelation 2:7, where it's synonymous with Heaven. Then save yourself and us!" Jesus' beyond them to Jesus. But the death of Christ was his victory and triumph over his enemies: it was our deliverance, the purchase of eternal life for us. men, The fear of man brings many into this snare, that they will do an unjust thing, against their consciences, rather than get into trouble. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. The word is also used to describe a you" (Luke 7:50), and many others. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=880, 6. It is a jab at authority of any kind, a Q2. But was he saved? In Jesus' holy and precious Just below Jesus' feet the soldiers are casting lots to see John's Letters is wicked, but also in order that the scripture may be fulfilled: "He was despised and rejected by Church (Luke there. into your kingdom.'" Jesus and the Kingdom 1:23). "Then he said, 'Jesus, remember me when you come It was probably much like the cruel teasing of caught up to paradise. inability to do anything despite the exalted title of "Messiah." Despised, rejected and dying on the cross, with outstretched arms of love, to redeem mankind from their sins. So far as adults are concerned, nearly all Christians would 'Don't you fear God,' he said, 'since you are companion during his last hours --  a believer, and a very strong believer at for example, the Holy Spirit falls upon Gentiles who believe the words Peter is Luke 23:43 means that God has a place where He keeps the spirits of the forgiven dead until Jesus returns and clothes them in new bodies; that Jesus secures life after death for all believers.