Becoming Willing For God To Change You AS He Sees Fit
The third key is "EXPECT HIM TO CHANGE EACH ONE OF US." The Bible calls the change we need "repentance". If Job needed to repent what about the rest of us? (Job 42:1-6)
I. Learning to become "repenters."
- Repentance comes from the Greek word metanoia which describes:
the change of mind of those who have begun to abhor their errors and misdeeds, and have determined to enter upon a better course of life, so that it embraces both a recognition of sin and sorrow for it and hearty amendment, the tokens and effects of which are good deeds . . .
(Thayer, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 1889, 405-06)
- Our Lord called the churches to repent __________________ times in Revelation 2-3.
- The Christians in Romania are called ____________________
- Repentance and faith are like __________________ sides of a ____________________
- Repentance is a _________________ which God ________________ us.
II. Repentance in the church in Acts.
- Jesus received the _________________ of the __________________ from His Father and poured out the ___________________ on the young church (Acts 2:33).
- The belief that Jesus whom they crucified had been ______________from the dead and made both ______________ and ______________resulted in faith and repentance. (Acts 2:36-39)
- When Saul of Tarsus met the living Lord he _________________ and __________________.
- The Thessalonians "turned _____________ _______________ from_________________ to __________________ the living and true God, and to _________________ for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the __________________, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come." (1 Thess. 1:9-10)
- The church of the "repenters" in Acts turned the world __________________ _________________ (Acts 17:6; 19:18-37).
III. We need days of prayer
When Godís bounty was withdrawn our forefathers called for days of prayer to find out why and how to __________________ their union of ________________ with Christ.
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