Notes on Repentance
These are my notes for lesson two in a series of basic Bible truths being taught in a new beginners class at Christian Family Fellowship. It is important that we live a life repentance. It leads to a prosperous life in Christ.
1. Repentance is to turn from sin and Turn to God.
A) it is a change of mind followed by a change in behavior.
2. Repentance is followed by a new lifestyle
Luke 13:5 Amp “I tell you, No; but unless you repent (change your mind for the better
and heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), you will all likewise
perish and be lost eternally. “
A) The purpose of this lesson is to bring us to a place of experiencing Godly repentance
B) Repentance is a life style of continual turning from sin and to God. ( this is different from
The repentance experienced at salvation.)
C) As you become more intimate with the Lord you will discover different areas where
Repentance is necessary.
3. God’s attitude toward our repenting
A) God has chosen to not remember our sin.
Ezekiel 18:21-23 NKJV “ But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? says the Lord God, and not that he should turn from his ways and live?
B) Before you can have a relationship with God there must be repentance.
C) When there is true repentance we have a relationship as Adam did while in the Garden
D) We become a new person in Christ at the new birth (salvation) and begin to live
Outwardly what God did on the inside of us.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have
4. Repentance is emphasized in scriptures
A) Matthew 3:1-2 NKJV “ In those days John the Baptist came preaching in
the wilderness of Judea, and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven
is at hand!
B) Matthew 4: 7 NKJV “ From that time Jesus began to preach and
to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
C) Mark 6:12 NKJV “ So they went out and preached that people should repent.
D) Acts 2:38 NKJV “Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one
of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you
and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our
God will call.
E) Acts 2:20 NKJV “ but declared first to those in Damascus and in
Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the
Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting
5. We understand our need for repentance when we see His Holiness.
A) Isaiah 6:5 NKJV “So I said: Woe is me, for I am undone! Because
I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of
unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts
B) God hates sin because of the results of it to mankind.
— broke relationship between God and man.
— destroys relationship in families
— sin holds man as a slave
— has wages that are death
6. The decision to repent has great benefits
A) Proverbs 28:13 NKJV “ He who covers his sins will not prosper, But
whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy
B) restores the blessing to the Lord
C) restores relationships
7. True and False Repentance
2 Corinthians 7:9-10 NKJV “ Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death
A) False Repentance
— The attitude that I’m sorry not for what I did but I’m sorry becaus I got caught.
—The Sorrow of the world works death and not life.
— King Saul lost His throne because of sin.
— King Saul and his sons lost their life in battle to the Amalekites.
( when his sin was exposed he wanted to be honored in
front of the elders and not take responsibility for sin)
— habitual sin that remains unrepented of will expose itself.
8. True Repentance
A) Being truly sorry for having committed sin.
— King David is a great example of true repentance. ( His song of
Repentance is found in Pslams 51).
B) Being truly sorry leads to life and blessing and restoration.