When there is sin, relationships hurt, fellowship breaks, days are long and grinding. What is the God given solution to sin? Repentance - and repentance is more than saying "sorry" today we are taking about repentance and what it looks like in our everyday living, plus five ways to live a more fruitful life.
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Repentance literally means to change your mind, to reverse. When we repent we acknowledge our sin before a Holy God. Sin does not honor or glorify God, so turn from walking in sin, so I can receive mercy and grace for my sin and walk in a way the glorifies God.
When we don't repent, we may be minimizing sin. Here are a few ways:
Bear Fruit in Keeping with Repentance
The fruit of repentance is holiness - an abundant life in Christ.
Scriptures referenced today:
- Matthew 3:7-10 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance
- Psalm 51 - a demonstration of a repentant heart
Five ways to keep repentance and live a flourishing life:
- Counteract our sinful tendency to shrink the gospel by constantly pursuing biblical truth (reading and hearing the Word of God)
- Develop a bigger view of God’s holiness - by knowing him - try reading Job 38-42
- Develop a biblical view of sin - like David did in psalm 51
- Recognize when you are minimizing your sin and repent ;)
- Repent - just do it!
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