Worship Series: “5 Characters We Meet in Heaven” - Part 5 of 5
Text: Luke 23:33-43
Sermon Title: “ The Two Thieves” (Reign of Christ, Stewardship Sunday)
When you are at the end of your life, what would your last words be? There were Two Thieves who met the Savior at the end of their lives, hanging on the cross, one on the right, one on the left of the Saviour.
Both men uttered their last words. Both made their last choices. Both received their fates – two radically different: Two Thieves, two different words, two different choices, and two different fates.
Every day, we are being confronted to make the last rite, to utter last words. What and how we live our last words every day will determine our fate, here and later. Some choose to live in hell. Some choose to live in heaven. But, ultimately, the Saviour’s outstretched arms will overcome the harshest and most hatred part of us, and embrace even the hellish people we know.
Recorded November 24, 2019
at the 10 am Worship Service
of Knox United Church Vancouver