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A Call To Repentance Repentance: A recurring theme Eze. 18:30-32; 2 Pt. 3:9 Admit error Change A Call To Repentance Jesus calls sinners to repentance Lk. 5:29-32 Tenant of gospel, Mk. 1:14, 15 Applies to all, Rom. 3:23 A Call To Repentance What Is Repentance?

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A Call To Repentance

  • Repentance: A recurring theme

  • Eze. 18:30-32; 2 Pt. 3:9

    • Admit error

    • Change


A Call To Repentance

  • Jesus calls sinners to repentance

  • Lk. 5:29-32

    • Tenant of gospel, Mk. 1:14, 15

    • Applies to all, Rom. 3:23


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

How Is Repentance Accomplished?


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

  • Not the emotion of sorrow alone

  • 2 Cor. 7:9, 10

    • Drunk - again

    • Judas


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

  • Not change of habit alone

  • Mt. 3:8

    • Drunk stops drinking for health

    • Liar stops lying for spouse

    • Thief stops stealing because of jail


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

  • A matter of the will

  • Mt. 21:28-32

    • Recognition of sin against God

    • Determination to change


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

  • Illustrated: prodigal son

  • Lk. 15:11-32

    • Sinful living

    • Change of will from sorrow

    • Change of conduct


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

  • Evidence of repentance

    • Washed their stripes, Acts 16:33

      • Apologize

      • Stop hatred, anger, slander


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

  • Evidence of repentance

    • Burned their books, Acts 19:18, 19

      • Bad music

      • Bad movies

      • Stop lying

      • Put away alcohol, drugs


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

  • Evidence of repentance

    • Turned from idols, 1 Thes. 1:9, 10

      • False names: Baptist, Methodist

      • False doctrines: faith only

      • False worship: musical instruments


A Call To Repentance

How Is It Accomplsihed?

  • By obedience to a command

  • Acts 3:19

    • God grants repentance, Acts 11:18

    • No miracle needed, Lk. 16:27-31


A Call To Repentance

How Is It Accomplsihed?

  • God provides incentives

    • Troubles of life, Lk. 15

      • Relationship problems

      • Sickness

      • Death

      • Financial hardship


A Call To Repentance

How Is It Accomplsihed?

  • God provides incentives

    • Goodness of God, Rom. 2:4

      • Physical blessings

        • Good health

        • Home

        • Food

        • Family


A Call To Repentance

How Is It Accomplsihed?

  • God provides incentives

    • Goodness of God, Rom. 2:4

      • Spiritual blessings

        • Love

        • Christ

        • Bible

        • Christians


A Call To Repentance

How Is It Accomplsihed?

  • God provides incentives

    • Goodness of God, Rom. 2:4

      • Spiritual blessings

        • Way of escape from temptation

        • For Christians:

          Armor of God, Eph. 6:10-17

          Forgiveness, 1 Jn. 1:8-10

          Comfort, 2 Cor. 1:3-7

          Peace, Phil. 4:6, 7


A Call To Repentance

How Is It Accomplsihed?

  • God provides incentives

    • Judgment of God, Acts 17:30, 31


A Call To Repentance

What Is Repentance?

How Is Repentance Accomplished?


A Call To Repentance

  • Repentance: A recurring theme

  • Eze. 18:30-32; 2 Pt. 3:9

    • Admit error

    • Change


A Call To Repentance

  • Jesus calls sinners to repentance

  • Lk. 5:29-32

    • Tenant of gospel, Mk. 1:14, 15

    • Applies to all, Rom. 3:23


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