September 25, 2016

SEEKING GOD FOR RENEWAL

Repentance (Luke 3:1-14)

“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” –John the Baptist

 

WHY WE MUST REPENT?

We must build an approach road of repentance so that…

  • God can come to bless you with forgiveness.

  • You can escape the coming Day of Judgment.

  • You can be free from your moral and spiritual condition.

 

WHAT WE MUST REPENT OF?

We must fruit deal with the bad root before we can deal with the bad fruit.

  • Turn away from false reliances.

  • Turn away from false desires.

Philippians 4:12

 

HOW WE REPENT?

Repentance means killing the bad fruit and replacing it with good fruit.

  • We must die to hate and come alive to love.

  • We must die to greed and come alive to generosity.

  • We must die to injustice and come alive to justice.

 

RESPONSE: 5 Things are Repenter does…

  1. A Repenter is open to God’s Word consistently.

  2. A Repenter responds to God immediately.

  3. A Repenter obeys God fully.

  4. A Repenter follows God personally.

A Repenter accepts God’s disciple faithfully.