We have reopened our church doors since our closing on March 15th of this year. We would love to have you to join us for our 11 am service next Sunday. Below you will find our morning message for April 4, 2021.
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Our Morning Message for Sunday, April 4, 2021:
"The Last One!"
Text: Luke 23:39-45
In this message, we focus on the two thieves on the cross found in the Gospel of Luke for our Easter message. Luke in his gospel records a short powerful narrative that pictures two men about to go behind the curtain of death. God uses these two thieves to fulfill His prophesy from Isaiah when he wrote of Christ suffering at the cross..."he was numbered with the transgressors, and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."(Isaiah 53:12)
In the Gospel of Matthew and Mark, they both tell us that both of these robbers ridiculed the Lord Jesus along with the rest of the chief priest and scribes and others who walked by. They wagged their heads saying, "He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross, and we will believe him."
In Matthew's Gospel, he tells us that these two thieves were crucified with Jesus, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Now these two thieves were not being crucified by the Roman Government just because they were common thieves. They were not a typical robber who breaks in a grocery store or gas station, and grabs a few dollars. To the contrary, they were being crucified of armed robbery involving murder. After hanging on the cross the first six hours, something marvelous began to take place. One of the thieves had a change of heart as he realized Jesus was innocent, and he became aware of his own sin.
The repentant thief knew he was going to enter eternity lost doomed forever in whatever waited for him in Hell. Out of a repentant heart, he gave out a simple prayer, "Lord Jesus, please remember me when you go to paradise(heaven)." If you are not saved, Christ can do the same for you. You only need to come to him by simple faith and ask Him to be your Savior. Will you do it today before it is to late?
Pastor Michael R. Martin
Rev. Michael R. Martin
Bible Verse for the Week:
"And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise."