Pastor Rick Mora

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Does the Gospel Change you?

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Isaiah 58:12
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

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Does the Gospel Change you?

In the parable of the Prodigal Sons Luke 15:18

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

Repentance Means

To Change Your Mind

In the Bible, repentance means to change your mind.

Repentance is not quite the same as turning from sin though turning from sin does happen when you repent and trust Jesus Christ as your Savior.

Mark 1:15, Jesus said:

Repent or change your mind and believe the gospel.

The Greek word for repent means to change your mind.

Biblical repentance involves a change of mind.

But what do we change our minds about?

We change our minds about our sin and our own ability to satisfy the demands of God’s righteousness.

Isaiah 64:6.

We agree with God that we need His righteousness because all our righteousness’s are as filthy rags.

What brings a sinner to repentance and causes him to change his mind about sin?

You must realize you are lost before you can see the need to get saved.

Realizing you are lost involves a change of mind.

You must realize you are a sinner before God One who missed the Mark for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.

Most people belief is that they are pretty good but that does not change their heart condition that says we are all sinners and for the wages of sin is death, separation from God the Father.

Could we be so bad that God would keep us out of heaven.

It’s now how good a person is or isn’t it’s about a person having a personal relationship with God the Father and his Son Jesus and empowered with the Holy Spirit.

Let me ask you/

Do you have a relationship with the GodHead?

Some may only know about who Jesus is others may not know who God the Father is and many may never allowed the Power of the Holy Spirit to move in their lives.

The Bible convicts us of our sin and we change our mind.

We begin to agree with what God says about us, that all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23.

That sense of guilt about sin should lead us to receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, as the payment for our sins for God so loved the world you that he gave his only begotten son that whoever would believe in him shall have ever last life, or shall be saved.

Let’s turn the page for a moment

Feeling a desire to change your life, feeling regret or sorrow for your sins is a bit different than truly repenting.

Did you know you can feel sorry for your sins without changing your mind about the sinfulness of your sins?

Biblical repentance is a change of mind about your sins, not a change of emotions.

It’s like being in jail but not being sorry for the crime that put you there.

Realizing you are a guilty sinner is much different than feeling sorrow or feeling remorse over your sins.

Do you understand the difference?

Feeling sorry for your sins is a self-generated emotion.

Feeling guilty for your sins is a matter of self-awareness.

Someone in jail can be sorry in an emotional sense for the crimes that put him in jail. Behind Bars

But until he changes his mind about the awfulness of his sins, he has not repented.

He may only be sorry because he got caught instead of being truly sorry because what he did was wrong.

Repentance causes a change of mind because he realizes he has sinned against God.

Psalms 5:1-4

Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone and had

Sexual Acts with Bathsheba and to the point of killing Bathsheba’s Husband in the battle Field.

And the Prophet Nathan comes to David and say’s to him you are the Man and you have sinned let me put it this way, you missed the mark!

What was David’s Heart?

Read again 1-4

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Repentance

ACTS 17:30

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now

commands all men everywhere to repent,

To repent means to change.

Repentance is a change of thinking which results in a change of life.

Repentance involves a change of mind, seeing things as they really are, and recognizing the error of your ways, resulting in a change of action.

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May 19, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment