Two Sides of the Cross

On the cross, Jesus was surrounded by two other men – one desired release and the other redemption. Did you become a Christian to escape consequences or to embrace Christ?

Luke 23:39–43

  • Many people only turn their attention to God when their consequences for their choices become unavoidable.
  • Repentant sinners can accept their responsibility but also seek redemption.
  • The first criminal desired to be released; the second desired to be remembered.
  • On which side of the cross does your hope lie?
  • Are you considering Christianity to escape consequences or to embrace Christ?
  • The redeemed man admitted his sin, believed in Jesus’ perfection, and confessed personal faith.

Admit. Believe. Confess.