3-17-19 Sermon Notes // When Love Speaks “The Word of Assurance” Week 3

Pastor Greg Beatty

Title: “The Word of Assurance”

Text: Luke 23:39-43

Luke 23:43 And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with Me in paradise.”

Five facts the thief on the cross knew…

  • He knew he would face God after death. Hebrews 9:27
  • He knew he had sinned against God. Romans 6:23
  • He knew Jesus was more than just a man. 2 Cor. 5:21
  • He knew only God’s grace could save him. 2:8-9
  • He knew Jesus would save him if he asked. Acts 16:31

The characteristics of salvation…

  • Salvation is immediate – “Today
  • Salvation is certain – “you will
  • Salvation is a relationship – “be with Me
  • Salvation is a place forever – “in paradise

When can a person saved? 2 Corinthians 6:2, Romans 10:13

Because Jesus went to the cross you can be forgiven of your sins and be assured of eternal life in Heaven!

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