Reformation!

One of the snares that we face individually and congregationally is developing a mindset of “business as usual”. There is a real danger in becoming a Christian of habit and not heart, but it is “with the heart one believes unto righteousness”. We must keep our...

Repentance: The Pathway To Real Change

Luke 5:31,32 They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. How many of us have made some New Year’s resolutions? Goodbye couch potato, gym membership, here I come. Sick of my eating...

What Is Repentance?

One of the first words out of our Lord’s lips in the first chapter of Mark is “repent”. What does the word “repent” mean? Basically it means to have a change of one’s mind or purpose. Biblical repentance involves a change of mind about God, the gospel of Jesus Christ,...

Repentance

There is no “repentance-less” salvation. In the New Testament John the Baptizer’s ministry was one of repentance. This paved the way for a person to receive Jesus as Messiah, Savior, Lord. Biblical repentance and belief in Jesus go hand in hand. Repentance and belief...

Repentance and Reconciliation

The gospel message is a message of repentance and reconciliation. Paul had to handle some very sensitive issues in the congregation at Corinth. He wrote three very pointed letters of correction to them; one of those letters, which is now lost, included some of the...