By Don Hyrkas
Matt. 3:1, 2 Matt. 4:17 Luke 24:47
I. Repentance is a Type of Death.
A. The Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus is typified by, Repentance, Baptism in Jesus Name, in Filling of the Holy Ghost.
B. Repentance is Gods way for man to approach him.
II. Our Entire Experience with God is based on Faith.
A. Faith is essential to salvation
Mark 16:16 Romans 10:10
Acts 16:31 Ephesians 2:8
B. Unless a man believes on Jesus, he cannot be saved.
1. The Sinner must believe in the Grace, of God before he can reach out and appropriate it to himself.
2. Heb.11:6 – “he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him.”
C. Adam and Eve fell through Unbelief and Disobedience
D. We must be saved through Faith and Obedience
F. The Atonement, to be effective must be accepted and relieved.
F. Saving faith is more than mental assent – Faith unto Obedience. Acts 16:16
Go if a man truly believes the gospel- He will repent and obey it.
H. Faith is a gift of Gods Grace – We all have a measure of faith 1. Faith Cometh by our heart- Starts with the ear.
I. In relewing salvation – steps are.
1. Hearing the gospel preached
2. Conviction of our sin
III. Obedience is essential to salvation:
Acts 5:32 Romans 6:16 II Tess. 1:7
A. It was disobedience that brought the fall.
1. Disobedience is a direct challenge to the sovereignty of God-
2. At root of it all is Spirit of Self Will
3. Disobedience ends in judgment and death- (obedience-eternal life).
4. No way to have peace with God except surrender our will to his
5. Many place in our walk with God where obedience is called for
6. Holiness which should characterize every life, involves obedience to his will, his desires
IV. Repentance is essential to salvation:
Luke l3:3 Acts 17:30 II Peter 3:9
A. Without repentance it is imposable to receive forgiveness
B. Jesus gave Peter the keys – 1st thing on the day of Pentecost-repent
C. Repentance indentifies individual with Christ in death.
D. No burial unless first a death.
V. Repentance affects the total man:
A. Gal l2:20 “I am crucified with Christ, never the less I live, yet not I but Christ liveth in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God- who loved me and gave himself for me.
Rom. 6:2, I Cor. 15:31 – Isaiah 55:7
B. Man’s whole life completely changed when he fully repents
1. Repentance is a death to sin, self, the World
2. Much struggling to receive the Holy Ghost is due to process of dying
C. When sin remains in lives, has not been full repentance When repentance is complete, will be dead to things that hindered us.
VL Repentance is caused or brought about by different means:
Romans 2:4 II Tin. 2:25
A. with some he uses his great love- others he has to use chastisement.
B. Fire hardens clay, but melts was.
C. The preaching of the gospel can have different results – Different reactions
D. Man is Responsible for his own Response 1. He can harden his heart, be lost or humble himself and be saved.
E. How ling does it take a person to repent? Depends on the person
VII Results of Repentance
Luke 15:10 – Isaiah 55:7 – Pardon – Acts 3:19 – Sins blotted out.
A. Results are “fruit meet for repentance “Here is the evidence” — evils ferreted out– No tolerance for wrong.
B. Repentance brings obedience to the gospel.
C. Repentance will bring Restitution when possible
D. Repentance will bring confession of sin (to Jesus), forsaking of sins.
E. Results follow true repentance Fruits of repentance will be seen.
VIII repentance has its place in the Christians life.
A. As he leads us — talks to us – will repent to be right with him
B. 5 out of 7 churches of Asia told to repent
C. We must continually strive for perfection, to be better.
D, I John 2:1 if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, even Jesus Christ the Rightness.
“This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes. “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”
From, “A workshop with a Biblical Perspective”/16691 Gothard street Huntington Beach, CA 92647, by Don Hyrkas
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