What produces repentance that leads to salvation? “Godly grief” or “godly sorrow” over one’s sins. Not worldly sorrow over our sins, but godly sorrow. Worldly sorrow over sin is comparable to the thief who isn’t sorry he stole, but is terribly sorry he’s going to jail. Godly sorrow would have the thief, regardless of whether he’s caught, truly sorrowful that he stole in the first place. That’s because he feels the same kind of sorrow and grief over his sins that God feels.… Read More My Thoughts on “Performing Deeds In Keeping With Repentance”
If we get in a car and head to McDonald’s, and on the way we see Taco Bell and decide we’d rather have a taco than a Big Mac, and so turn into Taco Bell instead of going on to McDonald’s, guess what we’ve just done? We’ve repented of McDonald’s. In other words, we changed our minds about McDonald’s. Not only that, but our actions also changed as a direct, unavoidable result of changing our minds. We decided to go to Taco Bell instead of McDonald’s, and our actions followed suit.… Read More My Thoughts on Repentance
God wants us to change our minds about our sin. If we do that, if we stop glorying in our sin, then we will turn away from our sin and replace it with living for Jesus according to his will as revealed in the New Testament. This in turn will lead to salvation.… Read More The Need for Repentance
“…unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3, 5) The Importance of Repentance – Michael Morton.
All of us have heard the phrase, “stubborn as a mule.” This term was probably coined by frustrated farmers after they observed how difficult it was to get their donkeys to pull their assigned loads in the field…although a case could be made that the phrase was thought up as an observation made by frustrated… Read More Am I As Stubborn As A Mule?
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 – Scripture of the Day (March 3, 2014) Believe it or not, this passage comforts me greatly. Here we have Jesus, the Messiah, the Son of God himself, being tempted by Satan! And he overcame those… Read More Then Jesus Was…Tempted By The Devil
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord… Acts 3:19-20a – Scripture of the Day (February 27, 2014) What does it mean to repent? The word is translated from the Greek word metanoeo, which literally means “to change one’s… Read More Repent therefore, and turn again…
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. Acts 17:30 – Scripture of the Day (February 19, 2014) This verse answers the question sometimes asked, “Will God still judge the people in some third world country or in the deepest darkest jungles of Africa who have never even… Read More …But Now He Commands All People Everywhere To Repent
And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into… Read More This Jesus, Who Was Taken Up From You Into Heaven, Will Come In The Same Way As You Saw Him Go Into Heaven…”