“Today you will be with Me in Paradise” — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

Wednesday Vespers
February 24, 2016
“Today you will be with Me in Paradise”
Luke 23:39-43

Two evildoers — criminals – were facing their just deserts. They did the crime and now had to ‘face the punishment. Matthew and Mark tell us they were robbers. They preyed on the innocent. They cared nothing for their neighbor’s wellbeing. We might regard death by crucifixion as too severe a penalty for robbery, but it would be good if robbers were as afraid of severe justice as innocent citizens are of being robbed. Those lawless thugs were only getting what they deserved. The Bible doesn’t question the justice of their penalty. God’s word does present us with a stark difference between them. Both deserved . . . Read All

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