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Repent or Perish

Luke 13:1-5

1.     Preached

a.     Jonah – Matthew 12:41

b.     John – Matthew 3:2

c.     Jesus – Matthew 4:17

d.     Peter – Acts 2:38, 3:19

e.     Paul – Acts 17:30

2.     Commanded

a.     Luke 13:3

b.     2 Peter 3:9

3.     Essential to salvation

a.     Commanded

b.     Choice is – repent or perish

4.     God’s hardest command

a.     What is repentance?

                                                    i.     To think differently

                                                   ii.     To change our mind – and actions

                                                 iii.     To turn around our life

b.     Man turned to sin in rebellion

                                                    i.     Repent means – turn AGAIN

c.     Why is it so hard?

                                                    i.     Sin is rebellion

                                                   ii.     We are to proud

                                                 iii.     Repent = surrender, unconditional surrender

d.     This is the 1st action of our faith

                                                    i.     1st step is the hardest

                                                   ii.     James 2:24 – faith is seen in our action

5.     How God brings about repentance

a.     Acts 11:18

b.     Romans 2:4

c.     By preaching the Word

                                                    i.     Cornelius – by Peter

                                                   ii.     Nineveh – by Johan

d.     Repentance is both:

                                                    i.     A gift from God

                                                   ii.     Our duty toward God

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