Acts 3:19 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, NKJV
Romans 2:4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? NKJV
In this series on Sunday mornings, we are diving in to the subject of repentance. Many people have different ideas about what repentance is but we are going to look to the Scriptures and allow the Word of God to define it for us.
We will cover several things concerning repentance in this series such as:
What repentance is and what repentance is not.
Why is repentance needed?
How do I repent?
What happens when I repent?
Part 1– In our first message in this series we define the word repent. True repentance lies in the mind, not in the emotions. This is not the same as a fleeting sorrow for past actions; rather, it is a solid, intellectual decision to turn about-face, take a new direction, and revise the pattern of one’s life. It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance and as we repent we begin to live daily in the goodness of God.