Repentance is foundational – “the foundation of repentance,” Hebrews 6:1b – yet, controversial.  Is it necessary for salvation or not?  Some would argue that it isn’t. Yet there is no little emphasis in the Scriptures on repentance.  Sometimes faith is not even mentioned, but rather repentance is set out as the very condition for conversion and salvation. The follow resources seek to explain what repentance is.

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What is Repentance?

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What is Repentance?

A proper and Biblical understanding of repentance is essential when it comes to salvation. We don't want to make repentance less sharp than the Bible does...

What Does It Mean to Seek Christ?

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What Does It Mean to Seek Christ?

You seek Christ by calling upon Him and pleading with Him. When someone is seeking Christ, one question to ask is what...

Examples of Unwise Counsel to Awakened Sinners

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Examples of Unwise Counsel to Awakened Sinners

Nettelton's feelings were often severely tried by the unwise counsel which some professing Christians were in the habit of giving to awakened sinners.

Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony

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Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony

When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...

Hearing of Christ Makes a Man Want to Repent

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Hearing of Christ Makes a Man Want to Repent

If Jesus Christ is not the center of our message to the lost, then we have nothing that can change lost men's minds. Yet upon hearing of Christ...

I Can’t Repent!

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I Can’t Repent!

Still he insisted. “I can’t repent! I should if I could!” and the tears rolled down his cheeks, of which he seemed to go utterly unconscious...

How Do I Run to Christ?

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How Do I Run to Christ?

Many people hear the phrases “Run to Christ,” “Look to Christ,” “Come to Christ,” and they get worn out trying to run, look, and come.

What Does It Mean to Come to Christ?

What Does It Mean to Come to Christ?

So how do you come to Christ? John 1:39 - He said to them, "Come and you will see."

Christ Wants You Either Hot or Cold

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Christ Wants You Either Hot or Cold

If Christ is better than the things of the world, then go after Him with abandon, be sold out for Christ.

Take God’s Side Against Yourself

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Take God’s Side Against Yourself

If you ever get to the point where you blame yourself for your sin, you are going to get saved.

Unless This, You Will Perish

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Unless This, You Will Perish

Charles talks about the absolute statements our Lord made about unless certain things are true you will perish.

Just As I Am

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Just As I Am

Yes, you come just as you are, but Jesus isn't going to leave you just as you are.

God Is Giving You Time to Repent

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God Is Giving You Time to Repent

One of the doctrines that is in great need of definition today is the doctrine of repentance. And I find that one of the great practical...

“I Want to Be Saved!” Then Come, Don’t Wait!

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“I Want to Be Saved!” Then Come, Don’t Wait!

“I have tried, and every attempt has just be failure. Lord, if You don’t save me, I can’t be saved.” To the person who gets to that point, and they...

Not Believing, but Christ Alone

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Not Believing, but Christ Alone

Many professing Christians are trusting in their believing and not in Christ, this is a deceitful, works based, salvation that has many thinking they are setting...

Repent or be More Damned than Sodom

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Repent or be More Damned than Sodom

65 Minute Video Sermon on Matthew 11:20-24 | Tim talks about how people who have been exposed to the gospel and reject it will be more damned in hell than those from Sodom. Matthew 11:20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Mat 11:22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."

My Hope is Not in Myself But in Christ

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My Hope is Not in Myself But in Christ

Are you a struggling believer who is gazing upon your own performance or the perfect performance of Christ?

Obey God, He Will Save Your Life

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Obey God, He Will Save Your Life

Children's Catechism Part VII In this sermon, Paul Washer teaches us how to evade the evil in the world by ordering our lives according to God's Word.

Will You Trust in Christ or Yourself?

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Will You Trust in Christ or Yourself?

Some are trusting in their performance to perform well in not looking at self but at Christ, but they are still looking at their performance to not look at self and not resting in the performance of Christ. It is amazing the wickedness that prideful man will do to try to find rest on their own abilities. You will hurt and beat your head to death but you must give up!

Repentance: The Prodigal Son

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Repentance: The Prodigal Son

65 Minutes | A Video Bible Study on biblical repentance. What does it mean to give up on self and trust in Christ alone? Tim talks about repentance and many of the ways that people are stumbling over repentance and indeed making it a work. Many are looking to their repentance for salvation and not to Christ.

I Can’t Let Go (Give Up and Fall in the Arms of Christ)

I Can’t Let Go (Give Up and Fall in the Arms of Christ)

“I can't believe in Christ,” is the complaint we often hear from the inquiring. What does it mean? Are those who make it in earnest? Have they considered what they say?

Don’t Expect a Perfect Repentance

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Don’t Expect a Perfect Repentance

Many people say that things like "I cannot repent" or "I'm trying to repent" thinking that they need a fully matured, perfect repentance before...

I Tried to be Saved, but it Didn’t Work

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I Tried to be Saved, but it Didn’t Work

"I want to be saved, but I just don't think I have enough desire to be saved."

The Problem is You Won’t Repent, Not That You Can’t Repent

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The Problem is You Won’t Repent, Not That You Can’t Repent

Question: If you have someone who for months has been saying "I just feel dead," "No, I can't repent," Or, "I'm trying to repent," Do you...

Let Go of Your Sin or Perish

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Let Go of Your Sin or Perish

"...unless you repent, you will all likewise perish." Luke 13:3

True Repentance

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True Repentance

this sermon was preached at Grace Community Church S.A. on repentance and what it is.

How Do I Repent?

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How Do I Repent?

This is a question it seems many are running into right now who are under conviction of sins. People get caught up in a works based salvation and find themselves in a bad situation. We pray this video will open some eyes and save some souls.

True Repentance

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True Repentance

In this video response Bob Jennings gives a short testimonial about his daughter being saved when the Spirit of God moved at a HeartCry conference. Bob exhorts a lot on the issue of true repentance, which is an issue many people are struggling with. Bob Jennings is a Pastor at www.hwymchapel.org

I Am Repenting, But It’s Not Working

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I Am Repenting, But It’s Not Working

Question: I am trying to repent and believe enough but I am not saved! What is wrong? “I feel as though I’ve tried everything, but I don’t understand your video on biblical repentance.”

What is Biblical Repentance?

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What is Biblical Repentance?

What do the scriptures say about Biblical Repentance? Many people are turning repentance into a work instead of turning to Christ and finding salvation.

Today some say that to demand repentance by sinners is to demand works for salvation. But if preaching repentance means preaching works, then lay the charge at John’s feet and Jesus’ feet as well. Then go ahead and make the same charge toward Peter and Paul.

Leonard Ravenhill, In Light of Eternity pg. 551




The worst sin of all is the false thinking about God of which the natural man is so terribly guilty.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Romans, vol. 7, p. 44