Words from the Cross - Hope From Wherever You Are
Words from the Cross
There is Hope from Wherever You Are
- They all knew they were going to Die.
- The men are dying for their sins.
Jesus is dying for their sins. And our sins.
- They are in the place of help .
Help from the Savior.
Help for the Sinner.
- They all died . One died and went to Hell .
One died and went to be with God.
One died and Rose again.
- There is a great difference between
God make my life better or end my misery.
God save me from my sins. I am guilty.
The blessed thief is different than the condemned thief.
How were they different?
How Can I receive Hope from Where I Am?
Facing up to Personal Sin
Confessing who Jesus is
Humbly Asking for what Jesus provided
1. Desperation is not enough.
2. Baptism indicates obedience, not a magical ritual.
3. You are not in this place (watching) by accident.
4. You have an opportunity they did not. You can repent of your sins and live for God!
5. You have this moment.
Jesus’ words from the cross are these:
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
John 19:26–27 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.