Repentance: Responding To God


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Repentance: Responding To God

  1. 1. Study Series 6 REPENTANCE Responding to God
  2. 2. PURPOSE Repentance: Responding to God To explain the plan of salvation in view of repentance To teach the meaning of biblical repentance Note: This is one of the most important studies. This will encourage a ‘broken and contrite’ heart response to God and His word. Also, it lessens the unnecessary emphasis on baptism for most religious people. Further, baptism will usually follow with less problems when people get the right heart from this.
  3. 3. DEFINITION Repentance: Responding to God Literally means “ change of mind”. This is the Greek root translated as “repentance” in most English Bibles. Metanoia (me-TAH-noi-ah)
  4. 4. Key Verse 2 Cor. 7:10-11 (NIV) Repentance: Responding to God 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter. Let us look on the example of repentant people. What was the response of the Corinthians? Differentiate worldly sorrow from godly sorrow.
  5. 5. Key Verse 2 Cor. 7:10-11 (TGL) Repentance: Responding to God 10 Ito ay sapagkat ang kapighatiang mula sa Diyos ay nagdudulot ng pagsisising patungo sa kaligtasan at hindi dapat pagsisihan. Ang kapighatiang mula sa sanlibutan ay nagdudulot ng kamatayan. 11 Sapagkat narito, ang inyong kapighatiang mula sa Diyos ay nagdulot ng kasigasigan na malinis ninyo ang inyong pangalan. Nagdulot ito ng inyong lubhang pagkagalit, pagkatakot, pananabik, pagsusumigasig at paghahangad ng katarungan. Sa lahat ng bagay pinatunayan ninyong dalisay ang inyong mga sarili sa bagay na ito. Remember, we all hurt Jesus!
  6. 6. Repentance: Responding to God Brings Death Brings Repentance Worldly Sorrow Difference Godly Sorrow
  7. 7. Acts 26:19-21 (NIV) Repentance: Responding to God 19 "So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds. 21 That is why the Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. What did Paul preach? The word ‘repentance’ means a change of heart and mind. It is a decision that must necessarily be followed by deeds (which is why people were challenged by Jesus to estimate the cost before following in Luke 14). This decision can be made quickly, though the commitment is for a lifetime.
  8. 8. Acts 26:19-21 (TGL) Repentance: Responding to God 19 Dahil nga rito, o Haring Agripa, hindi ako naging suwail sa pangitaing mula sa langit. 20 Kundi, nangaral ako, una sa mga taga-Damasco at sa Jerusalem din naman at sa buong lupain ng Judea at gayundin sa mga Gentil. Pinangaralan ko silang magsisi at manumbalik sa Diyos na gumawa ng mga gawang karapat-dapat sa pagsisisi. 21 Dahil sa mga bagay na ito, hinuli ako ng mga Judio sa templo at pinagsisikapang patayin.
  9. 9. Matt. 5:29-30 (NIV) Repentance: Responding to God 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. What kind of attitude does Jesus want us to have when it comes to sin? Repentance is not perfection. Rather, it is a way of life that will result in our becoming more and more like Christ.
  10. 10. Matt. 5:29-30 (TGL) Repentance: Responding to God 29 Kaya nga, kapag ang iyong kanang mata ay makapagpatisod sa iyo, dukitin mo ito at itapon. Makabubuti pa na mawala ang isa sa mga sangkap ng iyong katawan kaysa mabulid sa impiyerno ang iyong buong katawan. 30 Kapag ang iyong kanang kamay ay makapagpatisod sa iyo, putulin mo ito at iyong itapon. Makabubuti pa na wala ang isa sa mga sangkap ng iyong katawan kaysa mabulid sa impiyerno ang iyong buong katawan.
  11. 11. SELF - ASSESSMENT Repentance: Responding to God Do you think you have godly sorrow or worldly sorrow? Why? What are the significant changes in your mindset and behavior since you started studying the Bible? Why? How can you imitate God’s attitude toward sin?
  12. 12. Example of Responses to The Gospel Repentance: Responding to God What do we see in these conversions? Acts 2:22-42 (The Jews at Pentecost) Acts 8:26-40 (The Ethiopian Eunuch) Acts 9:1-20 (Saul) Acts 16:25-34 (The Philippian Jailer) Hearing the word, Believing the Message, Attitude of Repentance, Confession of Surrender, Baptism in Water
  13. 13. Hearing the Word Repentance: Responding to God Romans 10:17 “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” The word of God was preached to them Hear
  14. 14. Believing the Message Repentance: Responding to God They accepted the message John1:12-13 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.” Believe Hear
  15. 15. Attitude of Repentance Repentance: Responding to God They responded with a change of mind and heart. Acts 3:19 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”. Acts 17:30 “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.” Repent Believe Hear
  16. 16. Confession of Surrender Repentance: Responding to God They verbalized/declared their decision to follow Christ. Rom. 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 1 Tim. 6:12 “ Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses” Confess Repent Believe Hear
  17. 17. Baptism in Water Repentance: Responding to God They were immersed in water. Acts 2:38 “ Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Confess Repent Believe Hear Baptize
  18. 18. Plan of Salvation Repentance: Responding to God <ul><li>What was the Central message? </li></ul><ul><li>What was their response? </li></ul>They all responded to the Grace of God in the same way! <ul><li>How do you feel after reading </li></ul><ul><li>these conversions? </li></ul>Confess Repent Believe Hear Baptize
  19. 19. CHALLENGE Repentance: Responding to God Discuss specific steps for repentance on certain sins or weaknesses. Discuss further the self-assessment questions. Note: Leader may use Toolbox Studies before the next study.
  20. 20. OPTIONAL VERSES Repentance: Responding to God To show that: 1 Obeying God shows we love Him; obedience is not a burden. 1 John 5:3-4 2 Everyone needs to repent of sin because all men are sinful. Luke 13:3-5 3 There will be a judgment; we must be serious about change 2 Pt. 3:8-12
  21. 21. OPTIONAL VERSES Repentance: Responding to God To show that: 4 Repentance brings refreshing. Acts 3:19 5 There is only one gospel. Gal. 1:6-9