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.
There Are No Small Sins, Repent of “Respectable Sins”
When we come to know Christ we tend to get rid of the "big" sins, but then often we start to tolerate what some call, "respectable sins".
Don’t Blame God Because You Don’t Believe
Don't blame God because you don't believe. You're not having faith is not God's fault. Come to Christ and be saved!
Do You Mourn Over Sin, or the Consequences of Sin?
Repentance includes a sorrow over sin, but it is actually possible to sorrow over sin without hungering after righteousness.
Repentance is Not a Work
At the same time as we affirm that justification is through faith alone, we also must affirm what the bible says about another topic: repentance.
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...
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."
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...
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."
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 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?
this sermon was preached at Grace Community Church S.A. on repentance and what it is.
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?
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.