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A Repentant Man

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A Repentant Man- 3.18.2012.

What is repentance

We often say it is to come Godly sorry but what does that mean.

Is repentance a brief process or an event?

Why is a brief cry at the alter insufficient to bring about lasting change in a persons life?

Repentance- changing the mind and heart with regard to sin and in doing so changing ones actions.

Confess- to admit ones guilt as the result of an inward conviction.

Confession of our sins is also required before Christians can be forgiven, for John said, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). This is not a confession of faith in Christ, but confession of our sins. The word "confess" means "to confess by way of admitting oneself guilty of what one is accused of, the result of inward conviction" (Vine).

Prayer is a natural extension of repentance and confession (Acts 8:22). As Christians we have "an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous" (1 John 2:1; Heb. 4:14-16).

But sometimes we need to stop praying and start OBEYING.

We must ask ourselves what are our true reasons for repenting: am i really sorry and if we are then what are we sorry for...that we got caught?

Are we sometimes moved to repent our of persuasion or being told to.?

What about when we do it out of selfishness ....bc we want to feel God in the service but we know we are not through doing what it is that we do that keeps us distant from him

We must exam ourselves and out intentions....

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