Repentance = Redemption
Repentance: Out of a genuine love for God, we change our negative
Redemption is being rescued from the consequence of sin for God’s
Authentic Repentance = Total Redemption!
Repentance is beautiful.
Romans 6:14 NKJ
For sin shall not have dominion over you…
2 Samuel 12:1-7 MSG
…“There were two men in the same city—one rich, the other poor.
The rich man had huge flocks of sheep, herds of cattle. The poor man
had nothing but one little female lamb, which he had bought and
raised. It grew up with him and his children as a member of the
family. It ate off his plate and drank from his cup and slept on his bed.
It was like a daughter to him. One day a traveler dropped in on the
rich man. He was too stingy to take an animal from his own herds or
flocks to make a meal for his visitor, so he took the poor man’s lamb
and prepared a meal to set before his guest.” David exploded in
anger. “As surely as God lives,” he said to Nathan, “the man who did
this ought to be lynched! He must repay for the lamb four times over
for his crime and his stinginess!” “You’re the man!” said Nathan.
Psalm 51:1-12 NIV
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know
my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you
only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are
right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Surely I was sinful
at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you
desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that
secret place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me,
and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the
bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and
blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew
a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or
take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Redemption is God’s business. Repentance is ours!
What is Repentance?
- Repentance is taking ownership.
Psalm 51:3 NIV
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Until you experience the weight of your sin you will be bound to
- Repentance is confession.
Psalm 51:4 NIV
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your
sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
Psalm 103:3 NLT
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
- Repentance is change.
The pain of staying the same has to be greater than the pain of
We Must Have:
- Change of heart.
Proverbs 4:23 NLT
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your
Psalm 51:17 NIV
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart
YOU, God, will not despise.
- Change of environment.
- Change of people.
Proverbs 13:20 MSG
Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch
your life fall to pieces.
Psalm 51:11-13 NIV
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit,
to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that
sinners will turn back to you.
Psalm 51:13 NIV
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn
back to you.
Revelation 12:11 NIV
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word
of their testimony…