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."
IntroductionThe Bible is clearRepentance is necessary –Acts 2:38Luke 13:1-5Luke 24:46-47The question that many dont know how toanswer – How do I repent?
IntroductionWhat 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
How to Repent1 – REALIZE THAT YOUR COURSELEADS TO DESTRUCTIONLuke 13:1-5 Something worse than crisisJeremiah 10:23 It is not in manBreaking Gods law – called sinAnyone who sins must repent of that sinRealize that current behavior is wrong
How to Repent2 – LEARN THE CORRECT COURSEActs 2:37 – What shall we do?Acts 9:6 – What do you want me to do?For some – Remember what you havealready learned – Revelation 2:5For others – Learn what Gods will is
How to Repent3 – RESOLVE TO FOLLOW THAT WAYThis is where repentance comes in.It is the change of mind that causes a changein direction.Examples:Saul of Tarsus – Galatians 2:20Farmers son – Matthew 21:28-29
How to Repent4 – SHOW FRUIT OF THE CHANGEMatthew 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.
How to Repent4 – SHOW FRUIT OF THE CHANGEThief 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.
How to Repent5 – WALK IN THE LIGHT1 John 1:7For repentance to take place – theremust be a change of direction.Walk – implies – stay in this new wayDo not keep going into sin – repent -the repeat over and overThe change must not be temporary
How to RepentSUMMARY1)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