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July 6, 2021 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. Our desire is for the word of God spread throughout so that all may know Christ.
Join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina. Luke chapter 2332 and there also two other male factors lead with him to be put to death. This is obviously the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We do not always to go through the past chapter or two to go through all the scourging and all the things that have been going on. Verse 33 and when they were come to the place which is called Calvary. So we've Artie come through pilots hall and all the different stops and I preached a message showed you a map of every place that they took Jesus before Calvary, but here we are at Calvary and the Bible says in verse 32 that there were two other male factors that were male factors means thieves, evildoers, and they were led with him isn't horrible that our Savior who never committed a sin was led to death amongst those that had committed just about every sin.
Notice verse 34 then said Jesus, father forgive them for they know not what they do and they parted his raiment, and cast lots and the people stood beholding and the rulers also with him, derided him saying that means they mocked him in and they were hollering out things obscenities and making fun of him, ridiculing him saying he saved others, let him save himself if he be Christ, the chosen of God and the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar and saying, if thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself in a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek and Latin, and Hebrew.
This is the king of the Jews, 39, and one of the male factors which were hanged railed on him. That means exactly what it sounds like he began to join in on the crowd while he's being crucified there also. He joined in mocking, ridiculing, criticizing Jesus, I don't know if maybe it was an attempt to try to get on the good side of the people because anybody could see their hatred for Jesus, by the way, folks, people still ate Jesus, they hate him with a passion and is getting to the point nowadays that those that hate him are louder than those that love him. Notice verse 39. Read that again. One of the male factors which were hanged railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, just not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation this other man hanging on the other side of Jesus looks over to the other person while he's being hung. He said you don't even fear God and you're in the same condemnation you're hanging hereto you're getting ready to die to notice this if you would. Verse 41, this what he said and we indeed justly would mean we indeed justly says we have the same condemnation where hanging on the cross and he said it is just that where hanging on the cross. Why look at verse 41, for we receive the due reward of our D other words were guilty of what we've done, but this man hath done nothing amiss and he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
Jesus said unto him, verily I say unto the two days shalt thou be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour, and the sun was darkened and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 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 father pray you bless your word this morning as you always do, Lord, your word will do the preaching for itself if I will just preach what's there. Lord help me to honor your word and everything that is said and done in your name we pray. Amen elective before we dig into this about this man this morning. What you think with me. There is there is a term used in in literature, fiction and nonfiction, even in movies nowadays is the word irony and I want to say how ironic it is and if you think about this that this man that were going to talk about beginning in verse 40 this man that stood up for Jesus and got saved right here at the end of his life. Isn't it ironic that of all the people that were crucified in biblical days, and by the way, it was a very common practice for thieves and criminals and and murderers and people would call for that they would be crucified. How ironic it is that this man the day he gets crucified the day his sentence is taking care of the day that judgment finally comes to him.
How ironic that he would end up hanging next to the son of God. What are the odds I mean this man's entire life had been nothing but crime, evildoing wrongdoing, it had led one thing to another and and and we believe not only from Bible but through history that we find that these two thieves. Both of them had had had a long history of wrongdoing.
His whole life had been thinking of nothing but himself. Nothing of the law. Nothing of morals, nothing of character and of all things. One of the odds that the day this finally comes to fruition. He is hanging right beside the creator of the universe. You could be here this morning that there are individuals that may be your whole life has been live for one thing. How ironic that today you find yourself sitting in a building facing the son of God.
How blessed you are. Want to know to someone about this man number one.
He was a dying man a dying man is a preacher were to get that well.
I see this a couple ways and I see first that he accepted a couple things number one. He accepted the load of his sin. Look, if you would've verse 41 with me. This is what he said about he himself and the other thief on the other side of the cross.
Now I don't know why they were both hung on the same day. I think the correct word is hanged, but I still say hungry to sound more natural me, but I don't know why. Maybe they were going to this on the same day.
Maybe they were thieves together.
Maybe they had been kind of a team.
Maybe they had been at least two guys maybe had done all the stuff and were known and gotten caught together. I don't know why they're both being crucified together or could've been that they're both arrested separately and had hadn't had had done separate things and now they end up together, but I noticed that the one when he looks at Jesus and he somewhat sarcastically. The Bible says rails him and he said they want to save you end up, but the other guy we find in verse 40 notices, but the other is rebuked him, saying, to sell, not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condonation notice verse 41 and we indeed justly he said this week. Sin we deserve. What were getting were on this cross because of our actions were not on this cross because it just, life isn't fair and were not on this cross because somebody else did something and were the ones taking the fall for visas were on this cross because of our deeds accepted the load of visiting one of the four steps to salvation is for you and I just simply admit we send we've done wrong you don't nowadays. The hardest part isn't trying to get people to believe that Jesus lived, or even believe that he died on the cross. The hardest part nowadays is to get people to fully understand that their sinners and they cannot get to heaven on any of their good deeds because were all sinners. This man number one. He accepted the load of his sin notices next phrase in verse 41, for we receive the due reward of our deeds I see.
Secondly, he accepted the legality of his sentence number one. He says this off sin I'm wrong and I know it and secondly he says this the punishment I'm getting. I deserve it's what I deserve no nowadays in our society any punishment going to anybody. None of them think they deserve it. The big thing out is why everybody else and is this bad is my dysfunctional family and is this and that this guy says is hey, I've sinned and I deserve the penalty that is coming my way. Guess what folks you and I deserve the same penalty would be good if all of us realize they got out of our little suit close and will get others who globally understood him saying with our minds.
We get out of our little suit close we get out of our little you know church act sometimes and we all look good and smell good, not good in Reno were at church were behaving up.
Thank God that you are blessed to separate ourselves from that minute and this morning.
Can we all just come to grips with the fact I look at ourselves.
What we really are were all a bunch of dirty rotten sinners that have a filthy flesh to us and all of us deserve hell you know why I believe this man got saved later because he accepted the responsibility now I've sinned and I deserve to hang on this cross, by the way you and I deserve to hang on that cross to Jesus didn't deserve to hang on that cross. We did. You and I ought, except the legality of our sentence. The Bible says the wages of sin is know the Bible says he that believe not, is condemned already. That's our sins. That's the legality if everything was legal we be in hell if everything was fair we be burning right now.
He was a dying man dear friend if you're here without Christ, you're a dying man to just don't realize what you know to secondly not only was he a dying man. But second he was a discerning man.
I found this very interesting here and say bridge. What he say he was a discerning mailing at verse 40 if you would, he said, but the other answering rebuked him, saying, just not thou fear God. Notice this, seeing thou art in the same condemnation we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds notice but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Amazingly, through all the stuff that was going on this day.
This man had discernment say why. Well two reasons. Number one, he began to look at Jesus. Is it what you mean will first be looked at his suffering agony. He had watched them scourged Jesus more than they had scourged him. In fact, the Bible says that all the hatred all the guile from the religious hypocrites. It always centered on Jesus that day. There is not one word of these fees ever being hit ever being whipped. They didn't have a cat of nine tails reference get out of their back. They were scourged they were spit on. They were mock. It was all centered on Jesus and this fee to deserve that cross knew he deserve that cross accepted the fact that he was a sinner. He had done wrong and deserved it. He watched as a man who didn't deserve it. Take all that agony. He watched second. He looked at Jesus. He saw his sinless actions not just his suffering agony, but his sinless actions of the verse we just read with verse 41.
He said this man hath done nothing amiss.
He noticed him taking all discouraging and then he noticed that this guy hasn't done one thing wrong. There is not long charge wasn't. He was there that day. He heard all the charges all the things being said and he and his other guy they had charges of fab or murder or whatever the case might be, it was all laid out. And hey, we did it and we receive the reward of our deeds. Why did he say we receive the reward of our deeds because his deeds had just been given as punishment for that crime but they didn't have anything to say about Jesus. He hadn't stolen anything he had murdered anybody. He hadn't even harmed a fly simply the fact that he claims to be the son of God.
This man saw that he had a suffering agony, but he saw secondly that he had sinless action in the middle of all this, he realized this guy hasn't done one thing wrong and listen to me as this man is discerning all this all these thousands of people that hate him can't find one thing on him I've ever thought about that if anybody's going to find something your passes can be semi-that each their watch on media soon as somebody gets a bit well-known.
Also, the reports are coming out I mean somebody didn't like him there gonna bring out some facts from the past and this man noticed that out of all these thousands of people that absolutely hated Jesus they could not come up with one piece of concrete evidence that he had ever done anything wrong. He saw third.
He began to look at Jesus because of his saving ability. His suffering agony is sinless actions.
This is very interesting to me but notice he saw his saving ability. Look at verse 35 this is Jesus enemies talking verse 35.
Amazingly, this guy hanging on the cross gets the gospel from Jesus enemies when verse 35 and the people stood beholding in the rulers also with them, derided him saying he saved others, let him try to save himself. He even his enemies had to admit he saved others. This man hanging on the cross of all times. He needed saving.
It was then anyhow. That crowd say he say nurse.
I believe with all my heart that this man hanging on the cross had heard about this man Jesus.
He had probably heard about the miracles he probably heard about all the religious gatherings he had probably heard some of the things that were done and he might've heard about how Jesus broke bread and fed 5000 men plus women and children.
He might've heard how there's this maniac that was cutting himself running around without clothing and in a graveyard and he heard how Jesus showed up and and and that man was saved, and how all of a sudden now he was dressed neat acted neat when around and witnessed and brought others to Christ. Maybe he had heard about all these things. Maybe I don't know if he was a thief. Maybe he'd avoided his taxes. Maybe somehow we heard about Zaki's is a tax collector. Maybe he heard how Jesus came and made a difference at that nasty old tax collectors. I don't know. I don't know what he heard, but I believe he had been hearing things along the way and all of a sudden now he realizes this man had done one thing wrong.
Nobody could produce any evidence that he done anything wrong.
Even his enemies have to believe and agree that he say different. I'm here to tell you this morning.
You might still be a little bit skeptical about God in the Bible and Christian things. But I'm here to tell you he has already saved others, he saved he saved me and my failures and shortcomings. My sin, he saved me. Guess what, right in front of you today are a whole bunch of people. He's already saved what you notice forcefully that as he looked at Jesus. He began to see his silence find it interesting that the Bible says is Jesus was being mocked, spit on, scourged, beaten, derided, railed as the Bible uses this man was watching the entire thing and yet I believe he saw something very interesting about this Jesus, he never cost back. They never swore back he never hollered back. He was never angry back. In fact he never said anything.
He took me to tell me that doesn't tell you something about an individual somebody that the whole entire wrath of mankind is unleashed on and he doesn't have one negative thing to say back to them, dear friend.
Somebody pulled out front of us in traffic.
We got some negative essay now mankind unleashed itself on him. He said nothing. He was a discerning man because he began to look at Jesus. But secondly, he began to listen to Jesus say what preacher you just said.
He didn't say anything.
Well, let me take the two times he did speak what you look verse 28 of chapter 23 where you are.
Jesus is being scourged and beaten and whipped and as he walks by, but if you would it verse 27 and there followed him a great company of people and of women, which also bewailed her and lamented him now this is two possibilities here. In biblical days there would be those that would come in. Their job was to weep and wail just so that they would have somebody to cry for or it could have been that these were actually followers of Christ that were watching the danger if you are a follower of Christ to outwardly weep and wail would be. They might try to harm you to because they hated Jesus so much so I don't know if these women were believers that were honestly brokenhearted or if these were just fake criers that were brought in so that there would be weeping and wailing as they often did, but noticed his response in verse 28 but Jesus turning onto them. Said daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and your children. This man heard Jesus say that even in all the pain inflicted on him. Jesus was still concerned about others all the compassion of this man as he was carrying his cross, and we don't have any record that these two guys carry their cross is not a mind that we don't. Jesus was carrying his and he had certainly been inflicted pain that these guys had and yet in the middle of all this. Not only did Jesus not say one negative thing back to those people. But he actually looked at a person is hey don't weep for me weep for yourselves and your children. Secondly, I want to notice verse 34.
Aziz hanging on the cross. These two men have even spoken yet and Jesus is hanging on the cross and and everybody's yelling and screaming, crucify him, crucify up, crucified, and Jesus finally is nailed to that cross and what does he say when he gets up there. He says this father, forgive them for they know not what they do you mean to tell me that man hanging there didn't see that all of this man is taken today said one negative thing back to anybody. He has nothing but compassion for those along the way and hanging here. He says God forgive everybody what they've done. This was a discerning man because he looked to Jesus and he listened Jesus, by the way, dear friends want to want to know something while Jesus was here on earth we rejected him. We rejected him.
We are just as much to blame as anyone else.
And yet he still the Bible says is anxious to forgive what you notice.
Thirdly, it was a dying man a discerning member. Thirdly, he was a delivered man say why is that was cup reasonable one. I believe he had a fear of God would give you what it verse 40 but the other answering rebuked the thief that was ridiculing, he rebuked him, saying, just not thou fear God. He had a fear of God into what you know what worries us.
We been preaching this for years a member of the Joe over for years. No back but you know he would always say back when I have those T-shirts no fear in all these things and and and you realize how how ignorant it is for people to not fear God, the Bible says the full path, said in his heart there is no God.
He looked to the guy hanging on the other side.
He says, is it your hanging thereto you're getting ready to die to your being crucified to you don't have fear of God. I do what he saying will I do owe dear friend. You know what would give us revival in our churches nowadays you know what would flood people down the aisles. If you and I would get a glimpse of the holiness and purity of Almighty God, our fear would become so great because of our sin and what were doing to God these aisles to get right. If we really feared God. Secondly, he only did he fear of a fear of God. But second he had faith in God.
Verse 42 very interesting and he said unto Jesus, the earthly name ascribed to our Savior.
He said unto Jesus, the earthly name Lord. This is the Lord Jehovah the heavenly name be saying your man and your God hold the doctrine in this little phrase were getting ready to show you here notice this.
He said Jesus said to Jesus, Lord, I love that word Lord. So what did he say well he said he said Jehovah what he saying is this by just that name he used for him. He could have said we going through the names of God in our Sunday school class.
He could've just said Elohim and Elohim would have been you know that you're just your God, and we believe your God, but I don't naturally put my faith and trust in you, you're just Elohim Elohim is the name of God, which means like we would say Barack Obama and Barack Obama is the president that were present would be Elohim. He's in the office of president Barack Obama's his name but president is his office and Elohim means that God is God.
He's in the office of God, but he said Jehovah look at me different. If you're not saved you have to call him Elohim, you can call him Jehovah, unless you've been saved because as a personal name for God that is reserved to those that know him in a put their faith and trust in it. He said Jesus you might be earthly Jesus but your Jehovah here. The God who was the God who is in the God who always will be the fact that he called him that particular name means that he was saying, listen, I believe not done much, and I'm not done a lot of good. But I'm here to tell you I put my faith and trust everything that I have. I will bank the entire farm on your God and I believe it is a will preacher.
I just don't know how you know that. Notice the next freight Lord, remember me when thou comest into what diking we were going on Wednesday nights to prayer for since February were going to the Lord's prayer recently recently did the phrase Lord's prayer.
Thy kingdom come. This is interesting. The very fact that he said remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. What he is saying is I believe your king because he wouldn't say, thy kingdom if it's thy kingdom that he has to be the king as the king owns the kingdom so he said Lord Jehovah. I believe your Lord and I believe your king is significant because mocking Lee. They had put a sign out Bob Jesus said oh here's the king of King.
Here's the king of the Jews. This guy says hey I believe you're the king, your king, just remember me.
He didn't say take me. He said just remember me when you go to the high kingdom because you won't. He had faith in God.
That's why I said but without faith it is impossible to please God, because him that cometh to God must believe that he is here to tell you today yes he's Lord he's keying time praised the Savior. Everything lastly he had a fear of God of faith in God and lastly he had forgiveness by God. Verse 43 if you will.
Jesus said in him, verily, I say into the two days shalt thou be with me in paradise. Dear friend, there's only one way to paradise you and I have sin. God can't be worse sin is God dwells in heaven, so you and I have no way to get there because our sin keeps us from that we couldn't enter only way we can enter is if our sins have been covered by the blood of Jesus, and if they been covered by the blood of Jesus we are allowed to enter. Not because we have righteousness, but because we been clothed in his righteousness. Thank you for listening to you received a blessing from our broadcast. The current Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Rd. in Kernersville, NC may also contact us by phone at 33699351924 Kerwin Baptist Church.com enjoy our services live molar medium on her website and church. Thank you for listening.
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