By Larry Bunch

Benchley, March 26, 2017

  • Hardest thing is to repent
  • Repentance is duty imposed on all mankind
    • Acts 17:30
  • What repentance does not mean
    • Not just being afraid – Acts 24:25
    • Not simply being sorry – Acts 2:37
    • Not simply reformation of life
  • What repentance means
    • Matthew 21:28-30
    • Matthew 12:31 (Jonah 3:10)
    • Luke 15:11-24 (prodigal son)
    • Repentance involves
      • Sense of sin
      • Sorrow for sin
      • Severance from sin
      • II Corinthians 7:9-10
    • Two things used to bring men to repentance
      • Fear – II Corinthians 5:10-11; Philippians 2:12; Jude 23
      • Love – Romans 2:4
    • Cannot escape repentance
      • Luke 13:3 – “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
    • Alien sinners
      • Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; 3:19
    • Erring Christians
      • Acts 8
      • I John 1:5-10; James 5:26
    • Conclusion
      • Hebrews 4:7

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