2 salvation in view of repentance PURPOSETo teach the meaning ofbiblical repentanceTo explain the plan ofsalvation in view of repentanceNote:This is one of the most important studies. This will encourage a ‘broken and contrite’ heart response to God and His word. Also, it lessens the unnecessary emphasis on baptism for most religious people. Further, baptism will usually follow with less problems when people get the right heart from this.Repentance: Responding to God
3 Metanoia (me-TAH-noi-ah) DEFINITIONMetanoia (me-TAH-noi-ah)Literally means “change of mind”. This is the Greek root translated as “repentance” in most English Bibles.Repentance: Responding to God
4 Let us look on the example of repentant people. Repentance: Responding to God2 Cor. 7:10-11 (NIV)Key Verse10Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 11See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.Let us look on the example of repentant people.What was the response of the Corinthians?Differentiate worldly sorrow from godly sorrow.
5 Remember, we all hurt Jesus! Repentance: Responding to God2 Cor. 7:10-11 (TGL)Key Verse10Ito ay sapagkat ang kapighatiang mula sa Diyos ay nagdudulot ng pagsisising patungo sa kaligtasan at hindi dapat pagsisihan. Ang kapighatiang mula sa sanlibutan ay nagdudulot ng kamatayan. 11Sapagkat narito, ang inyong kapighatiang mula sa Diyos ay nagdulot ng kasigasigan na malinis ninyo ang inyong pangalan. Nagdulot ito ng inyong lubhang pagkagalit, pagkatakot, pananabik, pagsusumigasig at paghahangad ng katarungan. Sa lahat ng bagay pinatunayan ninyong dalisay ang inyong mga sarili sa bagay na ito.Remember, we all hurt Jesus!
6 Difference Worldly Sorrow Godly Sorrow Brings Repentance Brings Death Repentance: Responding to GodDifferenceWorldly SorrowGodlySorrowBringsDeathBrings Repentance
7 Repentance: Responding to God Acts 26:19-21 (NIV)19 "So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds. 21That is why the Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me.What did Paul preach?The word ‘repentance’ means a change of heart and mind. It is a decision that must necessarily be followed by deeds (which is why people were challenged by Jesus to estimate the cost before following in Luke 14). This decision can be made quickly, though the commitment is for a lifetime.
8 Repentance: Responding to God Acts 26:19-21 (TGL)19Dahil nga rito, o Haring Agripa, hindi ako naging suwail sa pangitaing mula sa langit. 20Kundi, nangaral ako, una sa mga taga-Damasco at sa Jerusalem din naman at sa buong lupain ng Judea at gayundin sa mga Gentil. Pinangaralan ko silang magsisi at manumbalik sa Diyos na gumawa ng mga gawang karapat-dapat sa pagsisisi. 21Dahil sa mga bagay na ito, hinuli ako ng mga Judio sa templo at pinagsisikapang patayin.
9 Repentance: Responding to God Matt. 5:29-30 (NIV)29If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.What kind of attitude does Jesus want us to have when it comes to sin?Repentance is not perfection. Rather, it is a way of life that will result in our becoming more and more like Christ.
10 Repentance: Responding to God Matt. 5:29-30 (TGL)29Kaya nga, kapag ang iyong kanang mata ay makapagpatisod sa iyo, dukitin mo ito at itapon. Makabubuti pa na mawala ang isa sa mga sangkap ng iyong katawan kaysa mabulid sa impiyerno ang iyong buong katawan. 30Kapag ang iyong kanang kamay ay makapagpatisod sa iyo, putulin mo ito at iyong itapon. Makabubuti pa na wala ang isa sa mga sangkap ng iyong katawan kaysa mabulid sa impiyerno ang iyong buong katawan.
11 Do you think you have godly sorrow or worldly sorrow? Why? SELF - ASSESSMENTWhat are the significant changes in your mindset and behavior since you started studying the Bible? Why?Do you think you have godly sorrow or worldly sorrow? Why?How can you imitate God’s attitude toward sin?Repentance: Responding to God
12 Example of Responses to The Gospel Acts 2:22-42 (The Jews at Pentecost)Acts 8:26-40 (The Ethiopian Eunuch)Acts 9:1-20 (Saul)Acts 16:25-34 (The Philippian Jailer)What do we see in these conversions?Hearing the word, Believing the Message, Attitude of Repentance, Confession of Surrender, Baptism in WaterRepentance: Responding to God
13 The word of God was preached to them Hearing the WordThe word of God was preached to themHearRomans 10:17 “Consequently, faith comesfrom hearing the message, and the messageis heard through the word of Christ.”Repentance: Responding to God
14 They accepted the message Believing the MessageThey accepted the messageHearJohn1:12-13 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.”BelieveRepentance: Responding to God
15 Attitude of Repentance They responded with a change of mind and heart.HearActs 3:19 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”. Acts 17:30 “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.”BelieveRepentRepentance: Responding to God
16 Confession of Surrender They verbalized/declared their decision to follow Christ.HearRom. 10:9 “That 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.” 1 Tim. 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses”BelieveRepentConfessRepentance: Responding to God
17 They were immersed in water. Baptism in WaterThey were immersed in water.HearActs 2:38 “Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”BelieveRepentBaptizeConfessRepentance: Responding to God
18 They all responded to the Grace Plan of SalvationWhat was the Central message?What was their response?HearHow do you feel after readingthese conversions?BelieveThey all responded to the Graceof God in the same way!RepentBaptizeConfessRepentance: Responding to God
19 Discuss further the self-assessment questions. CHALLENGEDiscuss further the self-assessment questions.Discuss specific steps for repentance on certain sins or weaknesses.Note:Leader may use Toolbox Studies before the next study.Repentance: Responding to God
20 OPTIONAL VERSES 1 2 3 To show that: 2 Pt. 3:8-12 Luke 13:3-5 Obeying God shows we love Him; obedience is not a burden.1 John 5:3-42Everyone needs to repent of sin because all men are sinful.Luke 13:3-53There will be a judgment;we must be serious about change2 Pt. 3:8-12Repentance: Responding to God
21 Repentance brings refreshing. There is only one gospel. OPTIONAL VERSESTo show that:4Repentance brings refreshing.Acts 3:195There is only one gospel.Gal. 1:6-9Repentance: Responding to God