“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’
38″Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off; for all whom the Lord our God will call.’
40 “With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ 41Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.”
“Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins…”
– Acts 2:38
WHAT IS REPENTANCE? v.38
“Repent. . .”
1. Repentance represents a change of mind .
2. Repentance is genuine sorrow for sin.
3. Repentance is to think differently about one’s sins,
being sorrowful rather than taking pleasure in sin.
4. Repentance involves confession and forsaking of the sinful life.
WHY SHOULD WE REPENT? II Peter 3:9
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
1. God’s plan of salvation calls for it. Ezekiel 33:11
2. God commands that we repent. Mark 1:14-16
3. God requires repentance in exchange for pardoning our sins. Luke 13:3
WHEN SHOULD WE REPENT II Corinthians 6:1
“As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2)For he says, ‘In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.'”
1. Today . Hebrews 3:7-8
2. Tomorrow is too late. Proverbs 1:28
“Come, all of you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.”