Summary: God’s forgiveness for past, present and future
Movie Titled “Karla Faye Tucker”
Plot Outline: On February 3, 1998, Karla Faye Tucker was put to death by the state of Texas, the first woman to be executed in America in 15 years. She was a confessed pick-axe murderer. But in prison, her life dramatically changed through a religious conversion experience. This former drug-crazed prostitute and savage killer became what many saw as a fully rehabilitated and beautiful, loving person.
Our Past, Our Present and Our Future!
Ps 40:4-5 How happy is the man
who has put his trust in the LORD
and has not turned to the proud
or to those who run after lies!
5 LORD my God, You have done many things —
Your wonderful works and Your plans for us;
none can compare with You.
If I were to report and speak of them,
they are more than can be told.
Isaiah 55:8-12 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways."
This is the LORD’s declaration.
9 "For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For just as rain and snow fall from heaven,
and do not return there
without saturating the earth,
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,
11 so My word that comes from My mouth
will not return to Me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please,
and will prosper in what I send it to do."
12 You will indeed go out with joy
and be peacefully guided;
the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands
1. Our Past
1 Peter 2:10 Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.
A Call to Good Works
Hosea 1:9 Then the LORD said:
Name him Not My People,
for you are not My people,
and I will not be your God.
Eph 5:8-13 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light — 9 for the fruit of the light results in all goodness, righteousness, and truth — 10 discerning what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Don’t participate in the fruitless works of darkness , but instead, expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
People who do not know God were:
2 Tim 3:3-52-Describes 18 sinful conditions for people without Christ
• Lovers of self
• Lovers of money
• Proud and Boastful
o Insult God by denying the work of the Holy Spirit in their live. (Unpardonable Sin)
• Without love for what is good
Self-love under a form of holiness
2 Tim 3:3-52 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to the form of religion but denying its power. Avoid these people!
2. Our Present
Rom 10:8-13 On the contrary, what does it say? The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the message of faith that we proclaim: 9 if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved . 10 With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, No one who believes on Him will be put to shame, 12 for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved .
Acts 8:37 And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart you may." And he replied, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."]
Rom 8:34-35 Who is the one who condemns?
Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, has been raised; He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. 35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution
or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?