Repentance by Larry Wynn

SERIES: WHY I BELIEVE
# 2 - REPENTANCE: THE MISSION ELEMENT
MATTHEW 21:28-32
APRIL 27, 1997 AM
(Outline) Larry Wynn


INTRODUCTION

A. Salvation is like a diamond.

1. Several facets
2. Faith, repentance, confession

B. Salvation comes as an experience of faith.

1. Those who believe they’ve always been a
Christian.
2. Goes aga. Grain of everything taught in
Bible about born again.
a. As dramatic as birth, marriage,
adoption
b. One minute you are not - next
minute you are!

C. Then salvation becomes a life experience of
growth.

D. Today, look at most neglected aspect of salvation.
Repent

1. William Booth, “I fear _______ one day
the church begins to preach: reformation
without regeneration/Heaven without
Hell/ faith without repentance.”
2. God put hand on people who wondered
why inspite of proof - have never come to
peace with God.
3. Without repentance our faith is in vain.

I. DEFINITION

A. Definition: To have a different mind, or a change
of mind that results in a change in action.

B. Deception: Satan is a master of deceit.


1. Remorse - I’m sorry for the way I’ve
been. I’ll try harder - many sorry but
nothing changes.
Illustration: Adam spanking
2. Reformation: Do better
3. Religion
Illustration: Rabbits foot

C. Decision

1. I am wrong. I know what is right. I will
do it.
2. Related to Salvation. I change my
method of being a better person.
a. I realize the nature of sin.
b. I’ll try to deal with it. I’m going
to stop, etc...
c. Someone points out you cannot
deal with your sin alone. Only
way to deal with it is to have your
nature change. You must trust
the ______ Jesus Christ.
d. Ok, I’ll go to church more, etc...
e. Conclusion I cannot gain victory
by trying, only by trusting in
Jesus. I’ll quit trying to conquer
sin on my own. Aware your way
will not work, God’s will. Turn
from self to Jesus.

II. DEMAND: NOT A SUGGESTION
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