Luke Study Week 3- What is Repentance?

I have just finished reading the blogs on GMG’s Luke Study week 3. (OK so I’m a little behind!)
Wednesday’s theme was based on Luke 3:10-14 about Repentance and about showing your Repentance through your actions.

10 So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?”
11 He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”
12 Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?”
13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.”
14 Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?”
So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.”

(Luke 3:10-14 NKJV)

What is repentance?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as:

noun
[mass noun]the action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse:
each person who turns to God in genuine repentance and faith will be saved

Sincere regret. If you truly regret something, your behaviour is going to change. If I truly regret something- I feel bad. I want to change and make things better. And I can!

Jesus provided us with a way. We can come to our heavenly Father, confess our sins, repent of our actions and he will wipe our slate clean so we can start over. Start afresh and change.
Friday’s post repentance on GMG (find it here) was brilliant and I would highly recommend it.

So I’m off now, to confess my sins to my heavenly Father and to the people I have sinned and with the Holy Spirits help, I am going to show my repentance by my changed behaviour.

Father God, thank you that we can come to You for the forgiveness of our sins. I have been sinning, Lord God by ………………… Please forgive me. I truly repent and I will turn away from my sin. Please Holy Spirit, prompt me when I sin again, so I can become more Christ-like in my actions.
Amen.

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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