Presentation on theme: "The Man of Godly Sorrow 2 Corinthians 7:10,11. Godly Sorrow Leads to Repentance It is a joyful occasion when an erring Christian returns to the Lord.It."— Presentation transcript:
Godly Sorrow Leads to Repentance It is a joyful occasion when an erring Christian returns to the Lord.It is a joyful occasion when an erring Christian returns to the Lord. –Luke 15:7 –James 5:19,20 Loves “Believes all things.”Loves “Believes all things.” –1 Corinthians 13:7 Behavior sometimes creates doubt.Behavior sometimes creates doubt. –John 7:24
Indications of a Lack of Godly Sorrow Acknowledges sin only after being caught.Acknowledges sin only after being caught. Many deceive for awhile, but sooner or later, truth is revealed.Many deceive for awhile, but sooner or later, truth is revealed. Is it true Godly sorrow or sorrow over being caught?Is it true Godly sorrow or sorrow over being caught? Example of David.Example of David. –2 Samuel 12:7,13
Indications of a Lack of Godly Sorrow Annoyance over the burden of the consequences brought on by the sin.Annoyance over the burden of the consequences brought on by the sin. –Godly sorrow is not annoyed— 2 Corinthians 7:10,11 –Worldly sorrow resents exhortation and warning and thinks of them as meddling. –David set the example—2 Samuel 12:22
Indications of a Lack of Godly Sorrow Unwillingness to accept full responsibility for the sinful actions.Unwillingness to accept full responsibility for the sinful actions. –True, there may be contributing factors— Matthew 5:32; Ephesians 6:4 –Contributing factors do not justify sin— Ezekiel 18:20 –Worldly sorrow blames others—Genesis 3:12; Exodus 32:22; 1 Samuel 13:11,12 –David’s example—Psalm 51:3,4
Indications of a Lack of Godly Sorrow Acting hypocriticallyActing hypocritically –Expresses sorrow, but attitude and conduct changes are not forthcoming. –Worldly sorrow repents to be seen and approved by others. –Worldly sorrow leads to self-destruction, and ultimately to eternal destruction. Acts 17:30,31Acts 17:30,31 Romans 2:16Romans 2:16
Godly Sorrow Produces… Diligence—in actions seeking atonement (urgency)Diligence—in actions seeking atonement (urgency) Clearing of Self—anxious to do whatever is necessary to make things rightClearing of Self—anxious to do whatever is necessary to make things right Indignation—toward self--not others.Indignation—toward self--not others. Fear—recognizing the seriousness of sinFear—recognizing the seriousness of sin Vehement desire—leaves no doubtVehement desire—leaves no doubt Zeal—resolve and determinationZeal—resolve and determination Vindication—complete the process.Vindication—complete the process.
What About You? God and heaven’s angels are waiting— why wait any longer?
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