Repentance & FaithYou know that I have not hesitated topreach anything that would behelpful to you but have taught youpublicly and from house to house. Ihave declared to both Jews andGreeks that they must turn to God inrepentance and have faith in ourLord Jesus. Acts 20:20-21 (NIV)
Denition of RepentanceThe Greek word for repentance ismetanoia. It means to change one’smind.
Denition of RepentanceThe Hebrew word for repentance isshub. It means to turn back, return,return to the starting point, restoreand come back home again.
What is Repentance?It is a change of mind, that leads to achange of heart, that leads to achange in actions.This change involves both a turningfrom sin and a turning to God.
Denition of FaithThe Greek word for faith is pistis. Itmeans conviction, confidence, trust,belief, reliance, trustworthiness, andfirm persuasion.
What is Faith?Belief → Trust → Embrace Head → Heart → Action
Luke 13:3 RepentanceI tell you, no; but unless you repentyou will all likewise perish. Luke 13:3 (NKJ)
John 12:40 RepentanceHe has blinded their eyes andhardened their hearts, lest theyshould see with their eyes, lest theyshould understand with their heartsand turn, So that I should healthem.”John 12:40 (quoting Isaiah 6:10) NKJ
John 12:40 RepentanceRepent therefore and be converted,that your sins may be blotted out, sothat times of refreshing may comefrom the presence of the Lord,Truly, these times of ignorance Godoverlooked, but now commands allmen everywhere to repent, Acts 3:19 and 17:30 (NKJ)
2 Peter 3:9 RepentanceThe Lord is not slack concerning Hispromise, as some count slackness,but is longsuffering toward us, notwilling that any should perish butthat all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 (NKJ)
What is Repentance?“Woe to them, for they have fled fromMe! Destruction to them, becausethey have transgressed against Me!Though I redeemed them, yet theyhave spoken lies against Me. Theydid not cry out to Me with their heartwhen they wailed upon their beds… Hosea 7:13-14 (NKJ)
2 Corinthians 7:10 What is Repentance?For godly sorrow producesrepentance leading to salvation, not tobe regretted; but the sorrow of theworld produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 (NKJ)
What is Repentance?Make the heart of this peoplecalloused; make their ears dull andclose their eyes. Otherwise they mightsee with their eyes, hear with theirears, understand with their hearts, andturn and be healed.” Isaiah 6:10 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 7:10 What is Repentance?For I know my transgressions, andmy sin is always before me. Againstyou, you only, have I sinned anddone what is evil in your sight; soyou are right in your verdict andjustified when you judge. Surely Iwas sinful at birth, sinful from thetime my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:3-5 (NIV)
Acts 26:20 What is Repentance?… but declared first to those inDamascus and in Jerusalem, andthroughout all the region of Judea,and then to the Gentiles, that theyshould repent, turn to God, and doworks befitting repentance. Acts 26:20 (NKJ)
What is Repentance?1. Conviction of Sin2. Confession of Sin3. Turning from sin to God4. Restitution through Jesus5. Restoration
One Who is Truly Repentant1. Realizes in their heart that they have sinned against God and deserve to be punished.2. Agrees with God that they deserve judgment, hell and the wrath of God because of their sin.3. Understands that sin cannot exist in the presence of God for His holiness will not allow it.
One Who is Truly Repentant4. Knows there is nothing they can do in order to make themselves right with God for their sin.5. Accepts what the gospel says with joy and turn in their hearts from sin to God placing their faith in Jesus and everything He did for them.6. Lives a life in keeping with repentance.