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This study defines repentance and its significance with the forgiveness of sin.

Acts 2:38

Review this scripture. It talks about salvation. We have already looked at Baptism. We will now look at Repentance.

Psalm 36:1-2

We must hate our sin.

Luke 13:1-5

The Word is clear. There are only two choices: repent or perish.

Acts 26:19-21

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.

2 Corinthians 7:8-11

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:

  • Earnestness (seriousness about our sin)
  • Eagerness to clear yourselves (don’t wait, right past wrongs)
  • Indignation (righteous anger about our actions)
  • Alarm (fear, urgency)
  • Longing to see justice done (whatever it takes to make this right)

Luke 19:1-10 (extra passage)

Zacchaeus is an example of radical repentance.

Matthew 5:29-30

God wants us to have a radical attitude toward eliminating our sin.

Acts 3:19

Repentance brings refreshment! Talk through the person’s list of sin and specific plans of repentance for the sins listed.