Repentance

Repentance is a change of mind followed by a change of action. It involves a decision of the will (with or without emotions) to change direction from going our own way, to going God’s way.

Why Is Repentance the First Foundation Stone?

What Causes Repentance?

Who draws us?

What has God done for you?

What did Godly sorrow lead to?

Conviction is God’s way of making us aware of our sin so that we can turn away from it. Condemnation is the enemy’s way of pointing out our sin and making us feel like it’s impossible to turn away from it. What does the Bible say about condemnation?

False Repentance

Read about Judas in

What happened?

What does worldly sorrow bring?

True Repentance

Read about the Lost Son in

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Write the scripture verse that corresponds with each of the following steps of repentance.

1. The Problem – Greed and covetousness

2. Sin Acknowledged

3. A Change of Mind

4. A Change of Action

5. Confession

6. Setting Things Right (Restitution) – Make me as one of your hired men…

Ask

Can you share a story of personal repentance?

Application

What are some actions that show change in your life?

How can you make repentance a lifestyle?

Prayer Model

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your forgiveness. I repent from my own wrong ways and turn to Your ways, which lead to life.

Key Verse