The Thief Last Week | Week 2 March 20, 2016 | Pastor Glenn Quirk
Don’t let popular OPINION determine what you SHOUT
Luke 23:39-43 (NIV) One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise
The Thief could do NOTHING: God did something for mankind that we COULD NOT DO for ourselves
When we see the HEART of God, it changes EVERYTHING
Everything in scripture is intended to reveal the LOVE of God to you and to draw you into RELATIONSHIP with Him
The LIGHT of Christ overpowered the DARKNESS of humanity
John 12:46 (ESV) I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
The Light AWAKENS
Revelation 3:2 (NIV) Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God.
The Light REVEALS
Luke 12:2-3 (NIV) There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
Psalm 119:105 (ESV) Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
1 John 1:5-7 (ESV) This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.