Presentation on theme: "God’s Plan of Salvation True Repentance. Repentance A subject often misunderstood or underemphasized Many start right but fall away or become unfruitful."— Presentation transcript:
Repentance in NOT… Ceasing sinful conduct – what is the motive? Cf. Gal. 2:11-13 All these things are not repentance, but they are related to TRUE repentance
TRUE repentance Is a mindset! It is obeying God out of love and respect, (not just out of fear)
The need for repentance We live in a society filled with addictions, lack of self-control, selfishness, etc. Integrity is lacking. TRUE repentance will change these qualities in someone. But it will not happen until you MAKE UP YOUR MIND!
Who needs repentance? Luke 13:3, “Unless you repent…” Mark 2:17, why Jesus came 2 Peter 3:9, God commands all men to repent Hebrews 6:1, the foundation of repentance
Who needs repentance? Those who have never obeyed the gospel Acts 2:38 Acts 3:19 Acts 17:30-31
Who needs repentance? Christians when they sin Acts 8:22 Matthew 28:20 Hebrews 6:6
Who needs repentance? Churches Rev. 2:5 – Ephesus – left first love Rev. 2:16 – Pergamos – tolerating error Rev. 2:22 – Thyatira - teaching error Rev. 3:3 – Sardis – dead Rev. 3:19 – Laodicea – compromise Corinth!
Repentance demonstrated Luke 15:11-32, The prodigal son ( 15:17 – he came to himself) Psalm 51:1-4, David
Repentance demonstrated 2 Corinthians 7:11, What diligence – great effort What clearing of yourselves – doing all to make it right What indignation – despising sin and its damage What fear – facing God
Repentance demonstrated 2 Corinthians 7:11, What vehement desire – craving to be right What zeal – intense effort What vindication – proving you are changed
Repentance demonstrated 2 Corinthians 7:11, “In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter”