Repentance and Faith
To repent means to change your mind and attitude about sin, so that you turn from your sin and turn to God for forgiveness and cleansing. Repentance literally means to reverse directions.
1. Who preached repentance?
a. Matthew 3:2
b. Matthew 4:17
c. Mark 6:12
d. Acts 2:38
e. Acts 17:30
2. What are the characteristics of true repentance?
a. 2 Corinthians 7:9 -10
b. Luke 18:9-14
c. 1 Thessalonians 1:9
3. Repentance is a change of 4 elements:
a . An intellectual element – a change of mind. What you think.
b. An emotional element – a change of heart. What you desire.
c. An volitional element – a change of will. What you choose.
d. A directional element – what you do.
4. Repentance is to be our message to the unbelievers:
a. Luke 24:44-48
1. How does the Bible define faith? Hebrew 11:1
Faith is the confident expectation of the things we hope for and the conviction of things we cannot see.
2. Where does faith come from? Hebrews 12:1-2
3. How do we receive our faith?
a. Romans 10:17
b. Jude 20
c. I Cor. 12:9
4. The importance of faith:
a) We must live by Faith – 2 Cor. 5:7
b) We are saved by Faith – Eph. 2:8-9
c) Faith is our defense (shield) against the enemy’s lies. – Eph. 6:16
d) Faith never gives up – Heb. 11:7, 30
e) Faith gives us victory over the world and its problems – 1 John 5:4
True repentance and faith are inseparable. They are mutually dependent upon each other (Mark 1:15). True repentance is a choice that is made by a heart that believes God’s Word. Repentance and faith is the fruit of the obedience of your heart (Rom. 6:17) (Rom. 1:15).