Today’s message, is the second in a consideration of Repentance unto Life. Why did David, when he had clearly sinned against, Bathsheba, Uriah, and many others say that his sin was against God only? The answer to this oft-asked question widens the door to a more real, intimate and joyful relationship with the Lord.

Sermon by Al Gordon from the 9th of October, 2016

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They did not glorify Him as God…

The Apostle Paul (Romans 1:21).

 

Repentance unto Life is a saving grace worked in our lives by the Spirit and word of God.

Westminster Larger Catechism (1648)

 

Sinners, fallen men, are not simply imperfect creatures that need improvement. Rather, we are rebels. As rebels we must lay down our arms, our active opposition to God. This, laying down our active opposition to God, movement, full speed astern, is what Christians call repentance.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

 

Repentance is difficult. It is more than eating humble pie. It means unlearning and reversing all the self-conceit and self-will that we have been trained in for thousands of years. It means killing yourself, undergoing a kind of death. It takes a good man to repent. Only a bad man needs to repent but only a good man can repent.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

 

My part is agreement with God’s verdict on sin in the cross of Jesus Christ.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

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Through His mercy God gives us the best of Himself and delivers us from the worse of ourselves.

 

God’s mercy is given through Jesus Christ but it is received through repentance.

 

Repentance does not mean (only) to feel guilty about bad things we have done.

 

Repentance means making necessary and positive changes to our lives by admitting our sins and accepting into our life the Spirit of God who brings us into the fullness of joy God offers.

 

Repentance is a change of mind resulting in a new direction of life after a humbling encounter with one’s sin.