REPENT AND LIVE

 Ezekiel 18:30-32

 June 7th 2020

 

 Intro – Without repentance you cannot have salvation or forgiveness of sin. Jesus said, “unless you repent you shall likewise perish”. Lk.13:3

 

 I. Repentance means to “turn away” from sin.  30

 

            A. Just thinking about it is not the same as taking action. Mt.7:24

 

            B. Don’t keep going down the same path, making the same mistake. James 4:17

 

            C. Don’t keep stumbling over the same sin. 1Pet.2:8, Rom.2:5-6

 

 II. Repentance means “cast away” all that hinders a Christian life.  Heb.12:1

 

            A. That means stopping what is wrong and starting what is right.  Eph.4:22-24

 

            B. It means making tough choices. Joshua 24:14-15   false gods of our ancestors?

 

 III. Repentance means receiving a “new heart”.

 

            A. God is the One who gives us a new heart and spirit.  Eze.11:19-20, Ps.51:10

 

            B. God doesn’t want you to perish in hell.  2Pet.3:9

 

            C. God gives you the choice today.  Deut. 30:19-20a

 

 Con. This new way is the way of faith, trusting Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins.  1Jn.1:9

 

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