The “What,” “Who,” and “Why?” of Repentance


Acts 17:30-31

I. What is repentance?

    A. “A change of heart that leads to a change of mind, resulting in a change of action” (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8,10; Acts 17:30-31; John 12:48; Luke 13:1-5)
    B. Biblical examples

      1. Nineveh (Jonah 1-3; Matthew 12:41)
      2. Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8:18-24)
      3. The Philippian jailer (Acts 16:23-33)

II. Who should repent?

    A. The alien sinner (Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 10:10; Acts 2:38; 3:19)
    B. The Christian who sins (Galatians 2:11-13; Matthew 5:31-32)
    C. The erring congregation (Revelation 2:4, 14: 3:1, 14)

III. Why is repentance important?

    A. Because of the goodness of God (Romans 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9)
    B. Because of the severity of God (Rom. 11:22; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s