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sermons tagged 'repentance'

Willful Impenitence

Matthew 11.20-24
Apr 23rd 2017

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make 'em drink."

Ever heard that one? Of course you have. By nature, we are like that, too. No matter how obvious the evidence, sometimes we just refuse to believe the truth, especially when the truth hurts. Our defense...read >>

Bethsaida, burden, Jesus, joy, regret, remorse, repentance, Sodom, sorrow, truth, Tyre
Matthew, repentance, truth

The Power of God's Glory & Grace

Matthew 9.9
Oct 16th 2016

Are you stricken with sin? When you look upon your life, your past, your present... do you feel stuck in your situation?

Well, friend, there is hope... real hope. Though you & others may have labeled you irreparable, Jesus has not. He has the authority & power to...read >>

death, discipleship, forgiveness, hope, life, love, repentance, sin, tax, transformation
Jesus, Matthew, power

Forgiveness, Temptation & Evil

Matthew 6.12-15
Mar 6th 2016

"I know we're supposed to forgive everyone their sin against us, but..."

Ever heard or said that before? If we only realized what it reveals about the heart that holds tighter to sin that to its Savior.

So, is Jesus teaching a salvation by works here? That God's...read >>

evil, favor, forgiveness, grace, hope, love, power, repentance, sin, temptation
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

The Ministry of The Voice

Matthew 3.1-12
Apr 26th 2015

Matthew introduces us to the cousin of the King of kings: John the Baptist. He's a bit odd. He wears a cloak of camel's hair, eats honey & locusts, lives out in the wilderness, calling men from all over to "Repent, for the Kingdom is at hand."

How would you define...read >>

greatest man, hope, John the Baptist, judgement, mercy, peace, Pharisee, prophet, repentance, sin
John the Baptist, Matthew, repentance

Looking Ahead at the End of the Beginning

Genesis 49.29-50.26
Dec 21st 2014

It's a bitter sweet day. We've arrived at the end of our study in Genesis. Today we bury a couple of patriarchs. These men were tools in the hands of God to work His will, bless His people, and glorify His name. It is the end of Genesis, the end of The...read >>

burial, Christmas, death, faith, future, guilt, hope, Jacob, Joseph, promise, regret, repentance, trust
faith, Genesis, sovereignty

Sovereign Reconciliation

Genesis 45.1-15
Nov 16th 2014

It's a familiar request, one recited quite often by Christians around the world. But do we know what it means? Have we considered what we're asking of God:

"Forgive us as our sins AS we forgive others."

"Forgive us, Lord, the way that we forgive others."...read >>

affection, family, forgive, love, reconciliation, repentance, sovereignty
forgiveness, Genesis, sovereignty

Let Your Servant Remain Instead

Genesis 44
Nov 9th 2014

We have beheld such wisdom, patience & love in these last chapters of Genesis. But one final test would prove necessary in determining whether or not Joseph's brothers were fit to faithfully lead the 12 tribes of Israel.

Jacob had granted permission to take...read >>

confession, conviction, Judah, love, propitiation, repentance, sacrifice, sovereignty
Genesis, repentance, self-sacrifice

Joseph's "Revenge"

Genesis 42
Oct 19th 2014

How long have you lingered under the crushing weight of guilt?

Does there remain any unconfessed failures or grievances against others that our enemy clouds out Christ with?

If God loves you—and you know He does—He will lovingly, but often painfully, surface...read >>

fear, guilt, humility, justice, law, mercy, regret, remorse, repentance, salvation, sin, sorrow, truth, wisdom
Genesis, grace, repentance

A Better Burial - Part 2

Genesis 35.1-15
Aug 3rd 2014

We left a lot unanswered last week. So this week we're gonna take another peek into the first 8 verses of chapter 35 again, as well as the next 7.

Our goal is to keep it simple this week: three smaller sections of Scripture with one main point made for each. Can...read >>

addiction, change, Good Shepherd, habit, Holy Spirit, love, New Covenant, new creation, overcome, power, repentance, transform
Genesis 35, Holy Spirit, New Covenant

A Better Burial

Genesis 35.1-8
Jul 27th 2014

"As a dog returns to its vomit, so does a fool to his folly." -Pv26.11

Any idea what that means? Of course you do! How many times have we buried the hatchet, only to leave that handle sticking so we can grab it back again when we "need" it? O how often we return to...read >>

addictions, behavior, death, Deborah, habit, hope, idols, Jacob, love, sin, Spirit
Genesis, New Covenant, repentance

The Patience & Persistence of God

Genesis 20
Aug 4th 2013

Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.

If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, grace, humility, intercession, marriage, ministry, prayer, purity, repentance, Sarah, sin, sovereign
Genesis, grace, sovereignty

Lots Linger

Genesis 19
Jul 28th 2013

Notice how little we hear about hell these days? There are actually church billboards that read "no sin or condemnation spoken here". Yikes! Is it any wonder why we don't value our Savior much? It's hard to cherish someone we think saves us from so little.

But,...read >>

apathy salt, bargain, faithful, linger, Lot, remember, repentance, righteousness, settle, Sodom, warn, wrath
discipleship, Genesis, repentance

Sovereign Grace: A God Who Relents

Jonah 3
Sep 23rd 2012

Last week was tough for many of us. Realizing the reality of God's sovereign control over wind and waves, over death and life, over sickness and health can be humbling and discouraging when you're in the thick of it. But, truth be told, there is no better backdrop...read >>

grace, humility, Jonah 3, love, Nineveh, relent, repentance, sackcloth, sovereign
grace, Jonah, sovereignty