God's Commandment to Repent
Acts 3:19-21 19 Repent therefore
and be converted, that your sins
may be blotted out, so that ...
God's Commandment to Repent
Acts 17:30-31 30 Truly, these times
of ignorance God overlooked, but
now commands all men
ever...
Repent
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We hear the word often in sermons.
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Clearly Jesus and the apostles preached that
repentance was important – nece...
1 – A Change of Mind
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Matthew 21:28-29 28 "But what do
you think? A man had two sons, and
he came to the first and said, ...
1 – A Change of Mind
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Original word means - “a change of
mind”
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Wake up to reality
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See things as they are
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Recognize ...
2 – Godly Sorrow
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Psalm 38:18 For I will declare my
iniquity; I will be in anguish over my
sin.
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Luke 10:13 "Woe to you,...
2 – Godly Sorrow
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There must be regret, remorse
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2 Corinthians 7:9-10 9 Now I rejoice,
not that you were made sorry, but...
3 – Confession of Sin
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Luke 15:18-21 18 I will arise and go
to my father, and will say to him,
"Father, I have sinned aga...
3 – Confession of Sin
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Luke 18:13 And the tax collector,
standing afar off, would not so much
as raise his eyes to heaven...
4 – Forsaking of Sin
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Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his
sins will not prosper, But whoever
confesses and forsakes them wil...
5 – Turning to God
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Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, in
order to turn them from darkness to
light, and from the power of Sa...
5 – Turning to God
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1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they
themselves declare concerning us
what manner of entry we had to you,
and...
Conclusion
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Students asked Bible teacher – When
should we repent?
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Teacher – You should repent one day
before you die.
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Acts 2:38
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Then Peter said to them, "Repent,
and let every one of you be
baptized in the name of Jesus
Christ for the rem...
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Command to repent

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Many think that to repent means that one has regret for a past sin. There is more to repentance than sorrow.

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Command to repent

  1. 1. God's Commandment to Repent Acts 3:19-21 19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
  2. 2. God's Commandment to Repent Acts 17:30-31 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead."
  3. 3. Repent ● We hear the word often in sermons. ● Clearly Jesus and the apostles preached that repentance was important – necessary. ● Question: ● What does true repentance involve?
  4. 4. 1 – A Change of Mind ● Matthew 21:28-29 28 "But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go, work today in my vineyard.' 29 He answered and said, 'I will not,' but afterward he regretted it and went.
  5. 5. 1 – A Change of Mind ● Original word means - “a change of mind” ● Wake up to reality ● See things as they are ● Recognize the error of your way
  6. 6. 2 – Godly Sorrow ● Psalm 38:18 For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin. ● Luke 10:13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
  7. 7. 2 – Godly Sorrow ● There must be regret, remorse ● 2 Corinthians 7:9-10 9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces
  8. 8. 3 – Confession of Sin ● Luke 15:18-21 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants." ' 20 And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his
  9. 9. 3 – Confession of Sin ● Luke 18:13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' ● 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  10. 10. 4 – Forsaking of Sin ● Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. ● Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
  11. 11. 5 – Turning to God ● Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'
  12. 12. 5 – Turning to God ● 1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, ● Luke 15:7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
  13. 13. Conclusion ● Students asked Bible teacher – When should we repent? ● Teacher – You should repent one day before you die. ● Students – But we don't know when we will die. ● Teacher – Then repent today!
  14. 14. Acts 2:38 ● Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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