Message: “Repentance: What is It?” from Tom Leonard

Tom Leonard - October 7, 2018

Repentance: What is It?

Repentance: What is it? Luke 24:44-53 Main Point: Jesus calls us to share the message of repentance for the forgive of sins to all people through the power of the Spirit. Repentance: What is it? 1. Repentance = ‘Change of mind, thinking/belief/conviction’ meaning - a reversal of what one is thinking, and doing as the outcome of that thinking. (verse 47) So what does Repentance here mean? Turn from unbelief *Essential element in repentance - Turn away from self control to Christ control! I will live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ! (Gal. 2:20 >This is the prelude to forgiveness of sins.Without repentance Acts 2:38 Peter Repent and be Baptized… Acts 17:30 ’…Now He commands people everywhere to repent.’ *Part of the Gospel/Good news is God Grants repentance! Acts 11:18 II Timothy 2:25 Romans 2:4 He never forces us! 2. What follows forgiveness of sins – the call to be witnesses and share this message of repentance. Verse 48 Ezekiel 36:24-27 > Jeremiah 31:33 3. Repentance is ongoing! Revelation 3:4-5 *Repentance is the path that brings forgiveness, and it is the path that brings empowerment. It is the beginning of this walk. Ephesians 5:18

Scripture References: Luke 24:44-53, Galatians 2:20, Acts 2:38, 2 Timothy 2:25, Romans 2:4, Ezekiel 36:24-27, Acts 17:30, Jeremiah 31:33, Revelation 3:4-5, Ephesians 5:18

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