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“But What About the Thief on the Cross?”. Luke 23:39-43. Really Want Salvation Like Thief On The Cross?. Want to be convicted of crime & die for it? Want to be crucified on a cross? Want to suffer death just after salvation?

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Really want salvation like thief on the cross
Really Want Salvation Like Thief On The Cross?

  • Want to be convicted of crime & die for it?

  • Want to be crucified on a cross?

  • Want to suffer death just after salvation?

  • Want to be saved only if Christ in the flesh directly pronounces such toyou?

  • No, just want the good part of salvation without suffering or doing anything



You sure thief not baptized
You Sure Thief Not Baptized?

  • Thief had knowledge of coming kingdom –Why?

  • Lived through time of John’s baptism

    • John’s baptism commanded at time (Lk. 3:2f)

  • Matt. 3:5f All Judea & area came to John

  • Mark 1:5 Judea & Jerusalem baptized

  • Luke 7:29 People & publicans baptized

  • Matt. 21:26 Multitude held John as prophet

  • Do not know whether thief was one of multitude that was baptized or not

  • Going against the odds to say he was not


Christ s baptism commanded after death of thief
Christ’s Baptism Commanded After Death of Thief

  • Testament of Christ could only take effect after His death (Heb. 9:17)

  • Great Commission given after thief was dead (Mark 16:15-16; Matt. 28:18-19)

    • Gospel first preached in Jerusalem on Pentecost (Acts 1:8-- Acts 2:1-41)

    • Baptism in name of Christ first preached then (Acts 2:38)

    • Thief on the cross was dead 50 days before

  • Baptism in name of Lord essential in gospel


Characteristics of n t baptism
Characteristics of N.T. Baptism

  • Response to Preaching Christ – Acts 8:35-36

  • Response of Believers – Acts 8:12-13

  • By Authority of Father, Son & Spirit – Matthew 28:19

  • Makes One a Disciple of Christ – Matthew 28:19

  • For Salvation – Mark 16:16

  • Now Saves Us – 1 Peter 3:21

  • For Remission Of Sins – Acts 2:38

  • For Washing Away Sin – Acts 22:16

  • Body Of Sin Done Away – Romans 6:6

  • Is into Christ's Death (Blood) – Romans 6:3

  • Puts One into Christ – Galatians 3:27

  • Adds One to Christ’s Church – Acts 2:41, 47

  • Is into the One Body – 1 Corinthians 12:13

  • Gets One into the Kingdom – John 3:5

  • Raised from Baptism with Christ – Colossians 2:11-12

  • Results in Putting on Christ – Galatians 3:27

  • Raised to Walk in the New Life – Romans 6:4

  • Made Alive to God in Christ – Romans 6:11


Why not be saved like
Why Not Be Saved Like...

  • Those on Pentecost (Acts 2:37-41)

  • Those in Samaria (Acts 8:12)

  • Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:35-39)

  • Lydia & Her Household (Acts 16:15-16)

  • The Philippian Jailor (Acts 16:29-34)

  • Saul of Tarsus (Acts 22:10-16)

  • Christians in Rome (Romans 6:3-11)

    Obey the Gospel thatIncludes Baptism


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