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.
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...
Will You Follow Jesus Today? Yes or No
How many today, in an overreaction to easy-believism, have made the way of salvation to seem blocked.
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...
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
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
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
Charles talks about the absolute statements our Lord made about unless certain things are true you will perish.
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...
Stop Trying to Save Yourself
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. - Isaiah 55:1
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."
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.