Repentance and Faith : Repentance and Faith Talk 4 How do we respond to God's love… : How do we respond to God's love… We need to repent
We need to believe in the gospel What is Repentance? : What is Repentance? From the Greek word, “metanoia” (a change of mind) What is Repentance? : What is Repentance? Repentance is not just a simple confession of wrong doing. Rather, it refers to a change in direction
Repentance means turning away from sin and evil, wrong doing and running your own life
Repentance is turning to a life of obedience to God What must we do to Repent? : What must we do to Repent? Be honest.
Ask God for forgiveness Sins we need to renounce… : Sins we need to renounce… Non-Christian religions
Freemasonry, New Age,
Transcendental Meditation, etc
Spiritualism and occult
Fortune telling, witchcraft, playing spirit of the glass
Sexual Wrong doing
Sexual Intercourse outside marriage, adultery
Active Homosexuality Sins we need to renounce… : Sins we need to renounce… Serious crime
Murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery, corruption
Drunkenness and getting stoned in drugs Accepting Jesus… : Accepting Jesus… Repentance only becomes complete after totally turning away from evil and accepting Jesus as Lord What is Faith ? : What is Faith ? Faith is belief in the gospel, the good new of salvation
Faith is both belief in the messenger, Jesus, and the message that he brings What is Faith? : What is Faith? It is a definite act.
It is an individual act.
It is a deliberate act.
It is an urgent act. God’s Promises to us : God’s Promises to us A promise of salvation from sin, Satan, death.
A promise of forgiveness and eternal life with God
Acts 16:31 (King James Version)
31And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. God’s Promises to us : God’s Promises to us A promise of new life in the Spirit.
We can pray for a greater release of the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Slide 13: Luke 11:9-13 (King James Version)
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? You and Jesus… : You and Jesus…