Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

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Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleFaith and Repentance
Bible TextLuke 23:39-43
Article Type Article
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(Luke 23: 39-43)


We learn from the repentant thief on the cross a few things that accompany true, God-given faith and repentance:


·        A fear of God: “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.” This one had no fear of God only a fear of death. “But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God.

·        A confession of sin: “Seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds.”  

·        A glorying in Christ: “but this man hath done nothing amiss.”  

·        A submission of heart: “And he said unto Jesus, Lord…”

·        A plea for mercy: “Remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.”

·        A sure answer: “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”