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Reminder 1) The Church Exists to Make Disciples 2) The Goal of Discipleship is Conformity to Christ 3) Discipleship is Costly 4) All of Us Participate in Making Disciples
Last Week’s Recap Disciples Keep the Gospel Central Christ died Christ rose from the grave Christ ascended Christ will come again This was done to reconcile us to God.
Last Week’s Recap Disciples Keep the Gospel Central When we fail to conduct ourselves "in step with the truth of the Gospel" (Gal. 2:14), we are in serious error. We are to live in such a way as to make the teaching about God our Savior attractive to our neighbors (Titus 2:10) and to win their respect by responsible and godly living (1 Thess. 4:11-12). Thus our preaching and teaching of the Gospel-that is, our ministries of catechesis-must include teaching the godly manner of living that accords with the sound doctrines of the Gospel (Titus 2:1). Gary Parrett;J.I. Packer. Grounded in the Gospel: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way
Next Week Disciples Obey A revival of godliness (obedience) will always produce a revival of learning. It does not flow the other way; learning does not produce godliness. Douglas Wilson
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent Without confession I will remain unforgiven—not because God doesn’t forgive, but because a refusal to confess is a rejection of forgiveness. Refusing to confess, I refuse to make forgiveness my own through confession of wrongdoing and joyful gratitude over it not being counted against me. Miroslav Volf
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent Luke 7:36-50
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent Luke 7:36-50 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent Luke 7:36-50 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent Luke 7:36-50 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent 1 John 1:8-2:2, James 5:16 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Augustine
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent The verb (metanoeo) is the New Testament’s chief expression for repentance. In classical Greek it can mean to know or to become aware of something afterwards. This puts our past actions in a different light. Basically, metanoeo involves a change of mind. However, in the New Testament this carries significant implications. Repentance means a change of mind that leads to a change of lifestyle. Sinclair B. Ferguson, The Grace of Repentance
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent 2 Corinthians 7 8 For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it— though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while. 9 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. 10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. 11 For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.
Week 4 Disciples Confess and Repent Repentance involves: 1)Recognition of offenses against God 2) Turning away from sin in view of God’s gracious provision through Christ 3) A new attitude and desire towards God and His commands