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The Blessing of Repentance

Sermon Series: Forward to the Ancient

Bridgepoint Church at Toco Hills—Darren Hughes

Sunday Morning, February 25, 2018

 

Acts 3:17-26

The blessing of repentance is we get Jesus. God’s plan in the Bible from cover to cover is to be with man. Our Emmanuel wasn’t just an idea at Christmas. Jesus was the prophecy foretold, our promise revealed, and He continues to be our future.

Exodus 29:45; Leviticus 26:12, Ezekiel 11:20, 37:26-27; Jeremiah 31:33, 32:38; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Hebrews 8:10; Revelation 21:3

The need for repentance is global

In order to be in a relationship with God, we must first repent. Repentance isn’t just admitting you are wrong, but also physically turning around or changing your mind. There is action, turning from rejection to acceptance.

Romans 3:23; Acts 17:30; Acts 26:20

The call to repentance is clear

Peter makes the call to repentance even more obvious in this sermon with his use of the pronouns “you” and “your”.

Acts 3:11-26

The effect of repentance is refreshing (anapsyxis)

The refreshing isn’t just the weight of guilt off our chest, it’s the freedom of knowing Christ calls us righteous. He has set us free and calls us by name.

Acts 3:19

The blessing of repentance is personal

The reward of repentance is justification. That justification is global, clear, refreshing and still uniquely personal. Christ is calling you to repentance, so that you might be called His child and that He might dwell with You!

Acts 3:26; 2 Corinthians 5:21

So now, what must you do?

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