Review this scripture. It talks about salvation. We have already looked at Baptism. We will now look at Repentance.
We must hate our sin.
The Word is clear. There are only two choices: repent or perish.
Repentance is a change of heart and mind. It is a decision, followed by action. A person’s life must reflect the change. It can be done in an instant, though the effects last a lifetime. Notice the opposition that tends to come from religious people when repentance is preached.
Worldly sorrow is being sorry that you got caught. (speeding ticket)
Godly sorrow is being sorry that your sin hurt God. Godly sorrow is essential for salvation. It produces a visible change in our character:
Zacchaeus is an example of radical repentance.
God wants us to have a radical attitude toward eliminating our sin.
Repentance brings refreshment! Talk through the person’s list of sin and specific plans of repentance for the sins listed.