Lord’s Day 33

C. Bouwman

The regenerated child of God must repent of his every sin

  1. Repentance requires sorrow for specific sins
  2. Repentance requires battle against all sins

Scripture reading: Colossians 3:1-17

Repentance from sin is imperative for salvation

  1. Repentance involves new attitudes and actions
  2. Repentance touches the emotions of the heart

Scripture reading: Luke 13:1-5, Romans 6:1-14, Colossians 3:1-17

Wes Bredenhof

True repentance is a dying and a coming to life

These two elements continually express themselves in:

  1. Grief and joy
  2. Hating and loving
  3. Fleeing and living

Scripture readings: Psalm 6, Acts 2:29-41, Colossians 3:1-17

Daily repentance is our battle to live free

This battle involves:

  1. Our attitudes and emotions
  2. Our actions

Scripture readings: Romans 6:1-14, 2 Corinthians 7

True repentance is essential for true Christians

  1. What is repentance?
  2. What causes repentance?
  3. What is the purpose of repentance?
  4. What are the effects of repentance?

Scripture readings: Jeremiah 3:6-25, Acts 11:1-18

C. Stam

The confession that true conversion leads to new life in Christ

This means:

  1. Godly grief over sin
  2. Godly joy in righteousness

Scripture readings: Psalm 51:1-12, 2 Corinthians 7:1-12

B. Holwerda

Daily repentance from evil works to good works

This is daily repentance:

  1. From unbelief to belief
  2. From self-will to obedience
  3. From self-interest to God’s glory

Scripture reading: Philippians 2:1-16

T. Van Raalte

Our delight in Jesus Christ needs to come to expression by true repentance

  1. Our godly sorrow for sins expresses delight in Christ
  2. Our heartfelt joy for holiness expresses delight in Christ

Scripture readings: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, 2 Corinthians 7:2-16

Reuben Bredenhof

Let us continually lead a life of repentance

  1. By putting off
  2. By putting on
  3. And keeping on

Scripture readings: Mark 9:42-48, Colossians 3:1-17

R. H. Bremmer

The true conversion of the Christian

  1. The surprising approach
  2. The radical demand
  3. The glorious fruit

Scripture reading: Romans 6:1-14

K. Wieske

God calls us to a life of true conversion

True conversion involves:

  1. The death of the old man
  2. The birth of the new man

W. Huizinga

You must truly be changed

  1. Conversion – God’s powerful act
  2. Conversion – an ongoing struggle

K. Dijk

Thankfulness and repentance

  1. Thankfulness in repentance
  2. Repentance in thankfulness

Repentance demands our good works

  1. Out of faith
  2. According to God’s law
  3. To his glory

Repentance is the new obedience of the covenant

  1. In the death of the old nature
  2. In godly conduct