Take the time to read the four parables mentioned here. They teach you lessons on repentance from four different perspectives, showing that it involves a change of mind, heart, and direction. Parable of two sons (Matthew 21:28-32). Parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7). Parable of the lost coin (Luke 15:8-10). Parable of the prodigal

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Seven Works of Repentance

Along with aspects of repentance, the following seven things happen when we truly repent (2 Corinthians 7:9-11). We offer only brief comments here; study them further. Carefulness – a watchfulness lest we sin. Clearing – freeing ourselves of guilt. Indignation – a hatred of sin. Fear – of God and sin’s results. Vehement Desire –

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The Results of Repentance

God’s Word is clear about repentance. When we truly repent, we get results: God forgives us! “God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32). “And you . . . hath he quickened . . . having forgiven you of all trespasses” (Colossians 2:13). “Him hath God exalted . . . for to give repentance

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Works Worthy of Repentance

As the Scriptures reveal, there are some things a person will do that demonstrate true repentance. One manifest token of repentance is restitution. This could entail (but is not limited to) restoring stolen things to the proper owner, paying for damages caused to others, and mending damaged relationships through a confession of wrongdoing. In the

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Definition of Repentance

Webster’s Dictionary states that repentance means “to feel sorry or self-reproachful for what one has or hasn’t done; to feel so contrite over one’s sins as to change, or decide to change one’s ways.” The Bible uses two words for repentance – study them closely. Metamellomai – is a Greek word meaning to repent, to

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Repentance is one of the cardinal doctrines of the Bible. It is an action on our part in response to God’s grace and because of our belief that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. Our repentance demonstrates that we believe God and His Word, for God’s Word plainly and simply teaches that we must repent: “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). “Repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15). “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Mark 2:17). “But now [God] commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts 17:30). “But [God] is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter  3:9). “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47). “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38). When we believe, we must repent. Repentance primarily means to have a change of mind and of heart. It consists of feeling sorry for our sins and asking God to forgive us of all our sins. Moreover, in repentance we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord, and in fulfilling this confession, we make an about-face and live according to His will.

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