Sermon: Luke 23:35-43 – What sort of King do we want?

Sermon from November 20, 2016 at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (WELS) of Fairmont, MN.  

Scripture Readings of the Day: Jeremiah 23:2-6; Colossians 1:13-23; Luke 23:35-43

Text: Luke 23:35-43

35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said,

“He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen


36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar

37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”

38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the


39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the

Christ? Save yourself and us!”

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since

you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting

what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

43 Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in


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