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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!

@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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