English-speaking church in Eindhoven

Two Criminals And Jesus

At a baptism service we heard Luke’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion. This message picks up on the conversation reported between Jesus and two criminals as the three men were dying together. It’s a conversation that is repeated still today. One saw Jesus as reigning above the evil terror and the other saw Jesus as a hapless victim of it. One provides a model of faith in God’s enthroned king and the other those who simply cannot recognise him enthroned on a cross.