5Acts 2:37 (NIV)When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
6Luke 8:4-15 (NIV)They all ‘heard’Only one was convicted
7Matthew 13:13-15a (NIV)13 This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “ ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. 15 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes.
8“A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.” Charles Spurgeon
10Acts 2:37 (NIV)When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
112 Timothy 2:24-25 (NIV)24 And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
12James 4:8-10 (NIV)8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
17Acts 2:38-41 (NIV) Peter’s Response 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. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
18“To change one’s mind on something” Repent – ‘Metanoe’“To change one’s mind on something”Repentance Involves…Acknowledging your sins with deep regret and remorseAcknowledging your need for forgiveness and Jesus Christ’s sacrifice to pay the penalty for those sinsAsking for forgiveness for those sinsMoving forward through the power of the Holy Spirit and daily making the conscious decision to not continue in a sinful lifestyle
20Acts 2:42 (NIV)They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
21“To do so no more is the truest repentance.” Martin Luther
22I Corinthians 7:10-11 (NLT)10 For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death. 11 Just see what this godly sorrow produced in you! Such earnestness, such concern to clear yourselves, such indignation, such alarm, such longing to see me, such zeal, and such a readiness to punish wrong.
23Acts 26:19-20 (NIV)19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First 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.
25I John 1:8-9(NIV)8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.