The Power Of Real Repentance by Jimmy Evans

The Power Of Real Repentance
Jimmy Evans
Matthew 3

Intro:
- Message of Jesus, John the Baptist
- Gateway to the Gospel
- First foundation of Christian faith - Heb. 6

I. Defining Real Repentance

1. The Prophet of Real Repentance
- John the Baptist - 30 years old
- totally sold out/surrendered
- no nonsense Christianity
-His ministry was to prepare people for God
- REPENTANCE PPEPAPES US FOR GOD'S PRESENCE PREPARATION FOR JESUS/SALVATION
Focus of his ministry

2. The Problems of Real Repentance
Matt. 3:7-9

a. Safety repentance

- Fear without desire
- When fear leaves, behavior returns
- Repentance means turning to Jesus
- Fire insurance
- My own eternal security
- background -

b. Shallow repentance

- Threefold nature of repentance
- Emotion without substance

1) To change your mind - word -
Deception of sin (word)-enlightenment
Bondage is a house of thoughts - Rom. 12

2) To feel sorrow/regret - II Cor. 7
Deception of self (spirit)-conviction
''To be a care to ...


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