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
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.
What is the Basis?1. Nature and character of God2. Holy Spirit3. Word of God
What is Faith?“A reasoning trust, a trust which reckonsthoughtfully and confidently upon thetrustworthiness of God.” John Stott
Hebrews 11:1 What is Faith?Now faith is the substance of thingshoped for, the evidence of things notseen. Hebrews 11:1 (NKJ)
Faith, Belief, 1:12-13 John Trust, CommitYet to all who received him, to thosewho believed in his name, he gavethe right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent,nor of human decision or ahusbands will, but born of God. John 1:12-13 (NIV)
Romans 3:21-26 Faith, Belief, Trust, CommitBut now the righteousness of Godapart from the law is revealed, beingwitnessed by the Law and theProphets, even the righteousness ofGod, through faith in Jesus Christ, toall and on all who believe. For there isno difference; for all have sinned andfall short of the glory of God, beingjustified freely by His grace throughthe redemption that is in ChristJesus… Romans 3:21-24 (NKJ)
Romans 3:21-26 Faith, Belief, Trust, Commitwhom God set forth as a propitiationby His blood, through faith, todemonstrate His righteousness,because in His forbearance God hadpassed over the sins that werepreviously committed, todemonstrate at the present time Hisrighteousness, that He might be justand the justifier of the one who hasfaith in Jesus. Romans 3:25-26 (NKJ)
Faith, Belief, Trust, Commit Ephesians 2:8-9For it is by grace you have beensaved, through faith — and this notfrom yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one canboast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
Faith,Philippians 3:9 Belief, Trust, Commit… and be found in him, not having arighteousness of my own thatcomes from the law, but that whichis through faith in Christ — therighteousness that comes from Godon the basis of faith. Philippians 3:9 (NIV)
Faith, Belief, Trust, Commit Hebrews 11:6And without faith it is impossible toplease God, because anyone whocomes to him must believe that heexists and that he rewards thosewho earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
Faith, Belief, Trust, Commit Hebrews 11:6…everything that does not comefrom faith is sin. Romans 14:23 (NIV)