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1 REPENTANCE NASSAU JANUARY 2010

2 What Is Repentance?

3 metanoia Meta-Noia

4 Noia Para -

5 = Mindset Nous = Mind or Mindset Nous = Mind or Mindset Worldview or a Kingdomview Worldview or a Kingdomview How You Make Sense of the World How You Make Sense of the World Your Philosophy of Life Your Philosophy of Life The Rules by which you play the game of life The Rules by which you play the game of life Noia

6 Meta = Change Meta -morphosis

7 MetaNoia  “Before” “After” META NOIA NOIA

8 “Before” “I am Lord” Unbelief Worldview Futile Mind “Jesus is Lord!” Belief Kingdomview Renewed Mind NOIA “After”NOIA

9 MetaNoia  Change Your Mindset Change Your Mindset Change Your entire Philosophy of Life Change Your entire Philosophy of Life Change All the Rules by which You play the game of Life Change All the Rules by which You play the game of Life Rearrange all your affections, ambitions, agenda and allegiances Rearrange all your affections, ambitions, agenda and allegiances Change your Worldview (actually change your Worldview to a Kingdomview) Change your Worldview (actually change your Worldview to a Kingdomview)

10 The Most Controversial NT Translation Metanoia Paenitentia Penance Repent 30AD 150AD 1525AD 1400AD

11 Metanoia And Its Fruit “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to the one striking at the root.” Henry David Thoreau

12 How ? “ Elencho ” (Elegcw)

13 How Do I Repent?

14 Case Study in How God Grants Repentance B efore P icture Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die A fter P icture For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight,

15 YO U Are That Man!

16 Reproof vs. Rebuke Elencho vs. Epitimao

17 How We I Repent?

18 Seeing Past Our Individualism

19 Expressions of the Communal Personality Corporate Culture Corporate Culture Group Dynamic Group Dynamic Team Spirit Team Spirit Community Climate Community Climate Ethos Ethos

20 The Ultimate Corporate Entity: the Body of Christ Jesus earnestly prayed that they may become perfectly one (John 17:23. ESV). Jesus earnestly prayed that they may become perfectly one (John 17:23. ESV). One in mind, heart, and purpose One in mind, heart, and purpose Together, they redefine “normal” as they form a societal sanctuary. What is normal? Together, they redefine “normal” as they form a societal sanctuary. What is normal? In the Church, it’s normal to be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had (Philippians 2:2-5, NET). In the Church, it’s normal to be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had (Philippians 2:2-5, NET). Normal, it seems, is to be likeminded. More specifically, it is to be Christ-minded. Thus, the Church uniformly conforms to Jesus’ mindset. Normal, it seems, is to be likeminded. More specifically, it is to be Christ-minded. Thus, the Church uniformly conforms to Jesus’ mindset.

21 Four Common Elements 1. A Prophet deployed by the Holy Spirit 2. Humble Leaders 3. A Solemn Assembly of the entire body 4. Renewal of a Covenant with God

22 1. Prophets Who Reprove

23 2. Humble Leaders Model Godly Sorrow David (2 Samuel 6-7 via Nathan) David (2 Samuel 6-7 via Nathan) Asa (2 Chronicles via Azariah) Asa (2 Chronicles via Azariah) Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 17-20) Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 17-20) Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29-32) Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29-32) Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33) Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33) Josiah (2 Chronicles 34-35) Josiah (2 Chronicles 34-35) Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-13) Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-13) Ezra (Ezra 7-10) Ezra (Ezra 7-10) King of Nineveh (Jonah 3) King of Nineveh (Jonah 3)

24 3. The Solemn Assembly

25 4. Renewed Covenant

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27 Welsh Revival 1904

28 Closing Charge


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