Sunday 04.17.16 (true repentance)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Jeremiah 7 and consider what true repentance means. After our morning worship gathering, we’ll meet for our spring fellowship meal–bring your favorite picnic themed foods to share. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Spring Fellowship
@6pm Song Sing in auditorium
@7pm Church Business Meeting

Sermon Notes
True Repentance ~ Jeremiah 7:1-29

  • Some basics of repentance
    • Repentance is a change of mind that leads to a change of attitude and actions
    • Faith and repentance go together
    • Repentance is at the heart of the gospel (Mark 1:14-15)
    • Repentance is a necessary part of salvation (Acts 2:37-38, Romans 2:4)
  • True repentance starts with the heart; therefore, we must focus on the condition of the heart above religious ritual
    • Ritual is worthless if the heart is not turned to God (7:4, 8-18)
    • The problem is that a heart of sin is deceitful and desperately sick and we need new hearts (17:9, Ezekiel 36:26-27)
    • Legalism and moralism will always fail to fix the problem of sin because they don’t fix the heart
  • True repentance moves from heart to action; therefore, with a  desire to please God we are to forsake sin and pursue righteousness
    • The examples of Judah and Israel should warn us not to follow the same path (7:12-15, 24-29, 1 Corinthians 10:6)
    • We should long to obey God’s voice (7:23)
    • We should seek personal holiness (7:9-10)
    • We should work to end injustice (7:5-6)
    • We should desire a better way to live (7:5, Ephesians 4:17-32)

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