A Prayer and a Promise
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A Prayer and a Promise

From Series: The Gospel According to Luke, Volume 11

Luke 23:32  (ID: 2360)

Throughout his writings, Luke focused on the theme of forgiveness—a theme that culminates when Jesus, suffering on the cross, asks the Father to forgive those who placed Him there. Jesus’ prayer was not a plea for God to ignore sin, Alistair Begg points out; rather, it reflected Christ’s desire for sinners to repent and receive God’s grace. One thief on the cross responded pridefully to God’s gift—but the other demonstrated a willingness to humbly accept the offered promise.

32Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.