Tom LundeenApril 2, 2021Easter Messages
Passage: Luke 23:32-43
Pastor Tom Lundeen
of all the chapters in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) focus on Easter week.
It is and always will be the most week in human and divine history.
Easter week is where Jesus’ story and our story …
These 3 crosses paint a picture of why Easter matters so much.
On the one hand…
A. Both were (note Luke 23:41a)
B. Both suffering of crucifixion.
C. Both see and Jesus (note Luke 23:32-34a, 38)
D. Both want to be saved from death.
E. And both, , join the crowd in mocking and insulting Jesus (note Matthew 27:44).
We have more with these 2 thieves than we may realize…
A. For one thief, he adds to his insults demands and (note Luke 23:39). Jesus is for some people a means to an end, a back-up plan, a “get out of jail free” card.
B. The 2nd thief no longer buys the lies about who Jesus is (note Luke 23:40). He acknowledged his (note Luke 23:41a). He embraced the truth about Jesus (note Luke 23:41b, 42). And he says Yes to Jesus as Lord (note Luke 23:42).
Your story really does matter to Jesus:
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