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How to repent


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Repentance is a command, but many do not know HOW to repent.

Repentance is a command, but many do not know HOW to repent.

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  • 1. How to RepentActs 17:30-31 30 Truly, these times ofignorance God overlooked, but nowcommands all men everywhere to repent,31 because He has appointed a day onwhich He will judge the world inrighteousness by the Man whom He hasordained. He has given assurance of thisto all by raising Him from the dead."
  • 2. IntroductionThe Bible is clearRepentance is necessary –Acts 2:38Luke 13:1-5Luke 24:46-47The question that many dont know how toanswer – How do I repent?
  • 3. IntroductionWhat does this word mean?Repentance is a mental process.It is a change of mind for the better seekingto change with abhorrence ones sins.Thayer
  • 4. How to Repent1 – REALIZE THAT YOUR COURSELEADS TO DESTRUCTIONLuke 13:1-5 Something worse than crisisJeremiah 10:23 It is not in manBreaking Gods law – called sinAnyone who sins must repent of that sinRealize that current behavior is wrong
  • 5. How to Repent2 – LEARN THE CORRECT COURSEActs 2:37 – What shall we do?Acts 9:6 – What do you want me to do?For some – Remember what you havealready learned – Revelation 2:5For others – Learn what Gods will is
  • 6. How to Repent3 – RESOLVE TO FOLLOW THAT WAYThis is where repentance comes in.It is the change of mind that causes a changein direction.Examples:Saul of Tarsus – Galatians 2:20Farmers son – Matthew 21:28-29
  • 7. How to Repent4 – SHOW FRUIT OF THE CHANGEMatthew 3:8 Therefore bear fruits worthyof repentance,James 2:18 But someone will say, "Youhave faith, and I have works." Show meyour faith without your works, and I willshow you my faith by my works.
  • 8. How to Repent4 – SHOW FRUIT OF THE CHANGEThief cant repent and keep what he stole.Liar cant repent and fail to correctthe lies he told.Child-napper cant repent and keep thestolen child.Adulterer cant repent and keep the spousehe is not authorized to have.
  • 9. How to Repent5 – WALK IN THE LIGHT1 John 1:7For repentance to take place – theremust be a change of direction.Walk – implies – stay in this new wayDo not keep going into sin – repent -the repeat over and overThe change must not be temporary
  • 10. How to RepentSUMMARY1)Realize that your courseleads to destruction2)Learn the correct course3)Resolve to follow that way4)Show fruit of the change5)Keep walking in the light