Turning Back to God
Repentance means turning back towards God. It involves a decision and action, to change direction from going our own way to going God’s way.
The Importance of Repentance
In what way is repentance part of being saved?
How is repentance different to just feeling sad?
Steps of Repentance
Read about the lost son in Luke 15:11-24 (NIV). Make a summary of what happened.
The Fruit of Repentance
Read about Zacchaeus in
What did he do to show he had changed?
What can we do to show that we have repented?
How can we make repentance part of our daily lives?
3 Steps for Repentance
1. Feel deeply sorry for sinning against God (2 Corinthians 7:10)
2. Confess your sins (1 John 1:9, James 5:16)
3. Declare and enjoy Christ’s victory over sin and its effects on your life (Colossians 2:14-15)
Ask a Friend
Can you share a story of your own personal repentance?
Is there something you can do to change and/or to show that you have changed? Ask God to guide you in this.
Read Psalm 51 in which David repents from his sin.
Lord Jesus, thank you for saving me. I have decided to turn away from sin and live the way that you want me to. I commit my life to you.