Sunday, June 19, 2011

296. Repent: To Think Differently

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As most people know, the word "gospel" means "good news." So if someone is sharing the gospel, then it ought to be good news for the person who's hearing it! But yet much of what passes as "gospel" or "good news" in the church today really amounts to nothing more than bad news. For the next few weeks, we're going to be taking a look at some of the things that are known as gospel or good news these days, and contrast them with what the Bible really says is good news.

This week we'll start with the word "repent." It's often said that in order to be saved a person needs to repent. Quite often when people use that word, they mean "turn from sin" or "stop sinning." But if it's up to a person to stop sinning in order to be saved, doesn't that mean that they are saved by their own works/behavior? Is that really good news? Is that really the gospel?

We'll take a look at what the word "repent" really means and we'll also look at just what a person is repenting from and repenting to. The word itself really has nothing to do with changing your behavior, but really with changing what you believe.

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