Audio: Lord’s Day June 8

Continuing to look at basic Bible truths, doctrines that every Christian should know, believe and practice.

I Believe in Repentance


Scripture references:
1. Repentance is a foundational truth: Hebrews 6:1
2. Repentance is a gift from God: Romans 2:4; 2 Timothy 2:25; Acts 11:18
3. Repentance is a command

  • by John: Matthew 3:2-22; Mark 1:15
  • by Jesus: Matthew 4:17
    • calling sinners to repentance: Matthew 9:13
    • upbraiding cities for not repenting: Matthew 11:20-21; Matthew 12:41
    • warning that we must repent or perish: Luke 13:3-5
    • describing repentance in action: Matthew 21:29, 32
    • revealing the joy in heaven over repentance: Luke 15:7, 10
    • noting that the rich man in hell wanted his family to repent: Luke 16:30
    • foretelling that repentance would be part of the gospel message: Luke 24:47
  • by the Apostles
    • repentance and baptism: Acts 2:38
    • repentance and conversion: Acts 3:19
    • repentance and forgiveness: Acts 5:31
    • repentance and prayer: Acts 8:22
    • repentance and God’s commandment: Acts 17:30
    • repentance and faith: Acts 19:4; Acts 20:21
    • repentance and obedience: Acts 26:20

4. Repentance defined by our actions: 2 Corinthians 7:8-10
5. God wants all men to repent: Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9
6. The early churches were commanded to repent: Revelation 2:5; Rev 2:16; Rev 2:21-22; Rev 3:3; Rev 3:19
7. Some people will never repent: Revelation 9:20-21

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