Luke 23:33-43

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Luke 23:33-43

Luke 23:33

When they came to the place called "The Skull", they crucified Jesus there, and the two criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. (use)

The Cross is the central event in time and eternity, and the answer to all the problems of both.

Chambers, O., 2017. My Utmost for His Highest. (use)

Search the crucifixion sky for one ray of hope, and you won’t find it. Such is the view of the disciples, the opinion of the friends, and the outlook of the enemies. But God is not surprised. His plan is right on schedule. Even in—especially in—death, Christ is still the king, the king over his own crucifixion.

Lucado, M., 2007. Blessings of the cross. (use)

Luke 23:38

Above him were written these words: "This is the King of the Jews." (use)

Christ was not only a Prophet proclaiming God’s love and a Priest making atonement for sin. He was also a King conquering Hell. [pg. 147]

MacLeod, D., 2016. A Faith to Live By: Understanding Christian Doctrine. (use)

Luke 23:39

One of the criminals hanging there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!" (use)

Isaiah 9:6-7

A child is born to us... His royal power will continue to grow; his kingdom... (use)

Luke 2:11

your Saviour was born — Christ the Lord! (use)

Matthew 16:16-17

Peter: You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God. (use)

Save us

STATEMENT NO. 12 Even the smallest sin deserves eternal damnation. 78% disagree UK (62% disagree UK practising christians)

LifeWay Research, Ligonier Ministries. 2018. The State of Theology. (use)

...anecdotal evidence from intelligence suggests that a combination of increased drug prices due to police enforcement, and changes to welfare systems, may have contributed to an increase in crimes of dishonesty and robbery.

Scottish Police Authority, 2018. Police Scotland Performance Report July – September 2018. (use)

Proverbs 6:30

People don't despise a thief if he steals food when he is hungry; (use)

Proverbs 6:31

yet if he is caught, he must pay back seven times more — he must give up everything he has. (use)

The sinless self is sinned against, not the sinner. They are the helpless victims of social structures, institutions, and corporate bodies. It is with these perpetrators that responsibility lies, not with the "innocent victims" of their distorted practices.

Mann, A., 2015. Atonement for a Sinless Society. (use)

Luke 23:40-41

The other one, however, rebuked him, saying, "Don't you fear God? You received the same sentence he did. Ours, however, is only right, because we are getting what we deserve for what we did; but he has done no wrong." (use)

Romans 3:23

everyone has sinned and is far away from God's saving presence. (use)

Let me make it clear. In God’s eyes – listen – no one is a victim. We are all perpetrators of open rebellion, scandalous, blasphemous sin against God. We are all rebels, we are all obstinate, we are all stubborn.

MacArthur, J., 2018. Social Justice and the Gospel, Part 1. (use)

Luke 23:42

And he said to Jesus, "Remember me, Jesus, when you come as King!" (use)

I knew myself to be so horribly guilty that I remember feeling that if God did not punish me for sin, He ought to do so. I felt that the judge of all the earth ought to condemn such sin as mine.

Spurgeon, C.H., 2012. The Spurgeon Anthology. (use)

Joel 2:32

But all who ask the LORD for help will be saved. As the LORD has said, ‘Some in Jerusalem will escape; those whom I choose will survive.’ (use)

2 Corinthians 6:2

Hear what God says: "When the time came for me to show you favour I heard you; when the day arrived for me to save you, I helped you." Listen! This is the hour to receive God's favour; today is the day to be saved! (use)

The principal work of Jesus on the cross was atoning for the sins of His people by standing in their place and bearing the consequences and judgment of their sins.

Batzig, N.T. 2018. Why Is the Substitutionary Atonement Essential? (use)

Luke 23:43

Jesus said to him, "I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me." (use)

We cannot fix society, it is fallen. We cannot fix the world. But we must warn sinners; that’s why the church exists.

MacArthur, J., 2018. Social Justice and the Gospel, Part 2. (use)

Philippians 2:7-11

Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness. He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death — his death on the cross. For this reason God raised him to the highest place above and gave him the name that is greater than any other name. And so, in honour of the name of Jesus all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will fall on their knees, and all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (use)

Daniel 7:9-10

The vision of the one who lives forever holding court. (use)

John 5:22

Nor does the Father himself judge anyone. He has given his Son the full right to judge, (use)

John 5:27-29

The Son the right to judge ... those who have done good will rise and live, and those who have done evil will rise and be condemned (use)

Revelation 20:11-15

The judgement at a great white throne by the one who sits on it. (use)

...the most offensive claim in Christianity is that God is the Creator, Owner, and Judge of every person on the planet. Every one of us stands before him guilty of sin, and the only way to be reconciled with him is through faith in Jesus, the crucified Saviour and risen King. All who trust in his love will experience everlasting life while all who turn away from his Lordship will suffer everlasting death. [pg. 16]

Platt, D., 2017. Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-christian Age. (use)

Luke 5:17-26

Paralysed man lowered through roof: Your sins are forgiven. (use)

1 Thessalonians 2:12

We encouraged you, we comforted you, and we kept urging you to live the kind of life that pleases God, who calls you to share in his own Kingdom and glory. (use)

When Christ calls people into His kingdom, He doesn’t pull them out of the world forever. He sends them back out with the gospel.

Sproul, R.C. 2014. Into the World. (use)

Romans 10:9-10

If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. (use)

This, this is Christ the King Whom shepherds guard and angels sing. Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Dix, W., 1865. What Child Is This? (use)