Apr 24, 17 Repentance

Repentance Actually brings great joy and victories in our lives. (Luke 15:10)


Comes from Greek word which means to think differently or to reconsider, to change your mind

Matthew 3:1-2 

Matthew 4:17 

Acts 2:37-38

Acts 26:19-20

REPENT: change your mind about God. 

People will say ‘I’m sorry’ but they wouldn’t say ‘I’ll repent’. 

No one in history has receive more blame than God. 

Anything that goes wrong, something happens to the word, all the disappointments in your life -> we blame God. 
Ephesians 2:1-2
1 John 5:19 
The devil manages the world with evil, with wickedness. And the devil never takes credit for all the pain he caused to the world.

Many people expect God to be available all the time to answer their prayers. 

People forget about God’s blessings. 

Sometimes things don’t work out because He needs you to wait. Or maybe because of the sins you did. 

Exodus 20:3 

James 2: 19 
The demons believe there’s only one God
Matthew 16:21-23

and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men (Matthew 16:21 – 16:23 NKJV)

When God is in the wrong place, you will have many problems.

When God is in the right place, you still can have a lot of problems. 
God is always supreme, God is always God no matter the scenario. This is fixed for eternity. 

God uses the tough situation in our lives for His purpose and it’ll come out GOOD.
‘The new life (in Christ) will manifest itself in conscious repentance and unconscious holiness’ – Oswald chambers 
Psalm 139:23-24 
Repentance is a daily thing because everyday we may have a wrong view of God. 
Mark 1:7

John 3:30-31 
If I change my mind about God then I change my mind about myself. 

Lord must be supreme in my life. Less of me and more of God. 

That’s when worship is authentic, you say Lord, there are less of me and I want more of God. 

Job 29:7-11 

Job was saying ‘do you know how respected and honoured I was’ 

Job spent 30 chapters defending himself. 

Just like us always defending ourselves. 
*God corrects Job’s view of himself.*
Job 38:4 


Job 39:26-27

God ask job is he have got the right view of himself and God. 
Job 42:3,5,6
When you repent you change your mind of God and yourself. 

None of us have seen His glory, none of us have entered His glory. So we should always be repenting “Lord let me see more of you, im eager to repent.”

*REPENT/CHANGE your mind about others*
When you repent yourself it also changes your mind about other people. 
Luke 9:54

Jesus turned and rebuked them because they have such hatred and no love. When James and John knew Jesus they change their mind. 
1 John 4:20-21 
Repent: change your mind about God, about yourself and about others. 
We must decrease and God must increase.

The last word of Jesus to the church was to repent.

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