What is it?
It is a change of mind that results in a change of action.
What Kind of Sorrow Should We Have?
Godly, which leads us to repentance.
What Do We Need To Repent Of?
Because of Christ – We No Longer Have to Be Slaves to Sin
We are dead to sin but this does not mean the opportunity to sin will not be present.
We Can Now Become Like Christ
3 Practical Applications of Repentance – From Luke 3
1. Generosity Towards Those In Need
Luke 3: 10 The crowds asked, “What should we do?” 11 John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”
2. Being Honest Instead of Greedy in Our Business Dealings
Luke 3: 12 Even corrupt tax collectors came to be baptized and asked, “Teacher, what should we do?” 13 He replied, “Collect no more taxes than the government requires.”
3. Being Content and Using Our Authority Properly
Luke 3: 14 “What should we do?” asked some soldiers. John replied, “Don’t extort money or make false accusations. And be content with your pay.”
2 Peter 3:9 — The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Next week we will take a closer look at Righteousness – the stuff our breastplate is made of.