February 07, 2009

Repent


The Gospel message is simple and begins with one word: Repent.

Repent means to be sorry or have regret.

All of us have sinned and the payment of sin is death. BUT... the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God showed his love toward us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

TODAY if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved - whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. This is the Gospel message, the good news.

Please consider the following scripture which talk about repentance:

Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 4:16-18 (in Context) Matthew 4 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 9:13
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:12-14 (in Context) Matthew 9 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 11:20
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
Matthew 11:19-21 (in Context) Matthew 11 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 11:21
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Matthew 11:20-22 (in Context) Matthew 11 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Matthew 12:40-42 (in Context) Matthew 12 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 21:32
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Matthew 21:31-33 (in Context) Matthew 21 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 2:38
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:37-39 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 3:19
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Acts 3:18-20 (in Context) Acts 3 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 5:31
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:30-32 (in Context) Acts 5 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 8:22
Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Acts 8:21-23 (in Context) Acts 8 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 11:18
When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
Acts 11:17-19 (in Context) Acts 11 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 13:24
When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.Acts 13:23-25 (in Context) Acts 13 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 17:30
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Acts 17:29-31 (in Context) Acts 17 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 19:4
Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
Acts 19:3-5 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 20:21
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:20-22 (in Context) Acts 20 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 26:20
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
Acts 26:19-21 (in Context) Acts 26 (Whole Chapter)

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Romans 2:3-5 (in Context) Romans 2 (Whole Chapter)

2 Corinthians 7:9
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
2 Corinthians 7:8-10 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 7 (Whole Chapter)

2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2 Corinthians 7:9-11 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 7 (Whole Chapter)

2 Corinthians 12:21
And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
2 Corinthians 12:20-21 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 12 (Whole Chapter)

2 Timothy 2:25
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Timothy 2:24-26 (in Context) 2 Timothy 2 (Whole Chapter)

Hebrews 6:1
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Hebrews 6:1-3 (in Context) Hebrews 6 (Whole Chapter)

Hebrews 6:6
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Hebrews 6:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 6 (Whole Chapter)

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:8-10 (in Context) 2 Peter 3 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 2:5
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation 2:4-6 (in Context) Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 2:16
Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Revelation 2:15-17 (in Context) Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 2:21
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Revelation 2:20-22 (in Context) Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 2:22
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Revelation 2:21-23 (in Context) Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 3:3
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 3:2-4 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 3:18-20 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 9:20
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Revelation 9:19-21 (in Context) Revelation 9 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 9:21
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelation 9:20-21 (in Context) Revelation 9 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 16:9
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Revelation 16:8-10 (in Context) Revelation 16 (Whole Chapter)

Revelation 16:11
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Revelation 16:10-12 (in Context) Revelation 16 (Whole Chapter)


Have you prepared for the future? If not, why not?

If you haven't already, why not put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ today?

I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2

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