Message From a Thief

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Today's reading: Luke 23:32-56

Two thieves were crucified alongside Jesus. One thief falls in line with the thinking of the masses, and defiantly taunts Jesus about being "the Christ." But the other thief has a different heart. He reprimands the first for his self-centered thinking saying, "Do you not fear God for you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong" (Luke 23:40-41). He then asks Jesus to remember him after they die (vs.42).

I was struck by this man's understanding of the spiritual weight of the situation. His words provide such a powerful reminder of God's amazing grace and the fact that Jesus paid the penalty for all of our sin (my sin, your sin--our "due reward") as he willingly hung and experienced an agonizing death on the cross.

Take some time today to think about Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. What does Jesus' death and resurrection mean for you personally? Make time today to thank Him for His sacrifice. Then, tell people you encounter this week about Jesus and His love for them, and invite them to an Easter service. You could change someone's life for eternity. Tami

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I will heed your words, Tami and take time to think about Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. Jesus' death to me means eternal life. I will accept your admonition to tell others of Jesus love for them!!

Thank you Tami, I’m thankful for the great sacrifice that Jesus made for me and all that choose Him. Thank you Jesus you are Great and Mighty to save!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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