6 Steps of True (Godly) Repentance

6 Steps of True (Godly) Repentance
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    we've all sinned we all make stupid mistakes we all do things that are out
    of line with God's Word thankfully God has created a way for us to easily come
    back to him it's called repentance true repentance Godly repentance
    you know God isn't as concerned with our sin as he is with our response to that
    sin and the way that we choose to repent many years ago a young man on a cold
    winter's day come and came and sat in my office his name was Jeremy he's 25 years
    old and he had slept with had sex with one of the girls in the church a name
    was Julie and this is a pretty common story I've had many young men women
    sitting in my office many times when people have confessed to gambling to
    alcohol addiction to massive lying issues and at the end of the day we're
    all sinners we all fall short of the glory of God
    Jeremy was guilty Jeremy was ashamed Jeremy knew that sex outside of marriage
    was not God's will and to be honest this wasn't what he wanted he kind of had
    fallen into this sin problem but I said to him Jeremy the key from here on is
    not avoiding the sin or blaming someone for it or trying to make yourself look
    better than you are the key here is your response of repentance to this sin for
    us as Christians there's two sides to repentance justification and
    sanctification there's initial repentance when we become a Christian
    and were born again and were justified by faith and God looks down at us and
    and we repent and he forgives us and the slate is washed clean because of
    Christ's work on the cross but then there's the daily repentive lifestyle
    where we are being sanctified perfected made right by God but we're going to
    walk the journey and continually repent of our sins repentance is our
    reconsidering and then a reversal of a decision in response to a new revelation
    of the truth and I want to talk to you about the prodigal son in Luke chapter
    15 here as I go through these six steps of repentance each starting with the
    letter C the first one is you got to catch. You got to catch the truth.
    The opportunity for us to repent comes when truth hits us in the face the prodigal
    son is sitting there in the Pigpen thinking this isn't how I thought my
    life was going to work yeah it smashes him in the face that
    something was wrong here and in verse 17 it says in Luke chapter 15 verse 17 it
    says he came to his senses how and he talks about how his father's hired
    servants have food to spare but here he is in the Pigpen starving so what truth
    has got to hit us the second point is comprehension we need to comprehend our
    sin and actually understand what the problem is why we're in the Pigpen why
    things aren't going right why life isn't working at how it should be why we feel
    so separated from God and this is really where we're guilt and regret starts to
    hit us that I'm not doing something right or I'm not in the right position
    that I meant to be a life isn't working out in a way that's fruitful and
    peaceful and enjoyable so comprehension there needs to be an understanding of
    what the problem is and the prodigal son realises it's because I walked away from
    my father and I walked away from myinheritance
    thirdly is we're going to consider the third step of true repentance we've got
    to consider this is where the prodigal son in verse 18 says I'll set out and
    I'll go back to my father and he begins to weigh up the plan of how he's
    actually gonna repent and how he's gonna set things right
    at this point I see so many young men and I saw Jeremy sitting there in that
    chair and they're telling the truth they're sharing their sin but really
    they're weighing what they're gonna do about their sin and this is where pride
    waits at the door and it wants to take us out pride keeps us self protective
    and we don't deal with the sin and we don't follow through on our repentance
    if it requires humility to repent of our sin to cop it on the chin and to face
    face the music face the consequences of that sin it requires humility and being
    okay with being uncomfortable for a while and at this point is really where
    a Y comes in the road at this consideration point either our sorrow is
    gonna be a godly sorrow or it's gonna be a worldly sorrow 2 Corinthians 7 verse
    10 says godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leads no
    regret but worldly sorrow brings death I've seen lots of people admit their sin
    consider their sin look at their sin but it's worldly sorrow and they don't truly
    follow through and repent the fourth step is compunction and this is where
    you own your sin you know if you know the truth if the truth has hit you you've
    embraced the truth and now you know the truth then you have to act in cleaning
    up this sin if you don't act and clean up this sin then you really you really
    never knew the truth because if you knew it you would have to act on it and
    become free of that which has tripped you over has hindered you is how is
    holding you back in verse 21 that the son says to his father as he falls on
    his knees back at the father's house he says father I've sinned against you and
    I've sinned against heaven and this is the key whenever a young man like Jeremy
    sits in my office or whenever someone comes to me they want to claim their
    life up this is exactly exact sentence that I look for are they owning their
    sin are they had meaning that I have sinned against you against someone else
    against this young lady Julie that he's fooled around with and I've sinned
    against heaven I've sinned against God I'm outside of the Word of God
    if this happens well this is the compunction point it's when the person
    owns their sin and they're now walking on the path of godly sorrow and true
    repentance the fifth C is choice if a repentance is going to be true then this
    is the point of follow-through this is where the young man Jeremy he actually
    makes the choice now to follow through like the prodigal son he actually
    doesn't just think about going home but he actually goes home and expresses his
    repentance to his father and I saw Jeremy do this he owned his sin and then
    he made the choice to walk the path of true repentance it says in acts 3 verse
    19 repent then and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out and this is
    the choice that we have to make in true repentance is we turn 180 degrees and we
    now reverse our poor decision we previously made and we make the decision
    right by changing paths and the prodigal son thought we'll all turn back to my
    father's home and he did that and he thought I'll go and serve in my father's
    house I've wrecked every chance of being a son but maybe I can serve in my
    father's house and that brings us to point number 6 is where we stay the course
    it's the course now that is important in true repentance and that we stick to the
    course and of course the father says no you're not a servant
    you're a son he says come onto this track onto this course come back into
    the home come back into working in the fields with us come back into being
    family come back into community and this is the power of true repentance is that
    it brings you back in a relationship with your church your leaders your
    parents your friends your family your wife and the father says in verse 24
    these powerful words for the son of mine was dead and is alive again see when
    we're in sin we're dead our future is dead our destiny is dead relationships
    die everything is separated but when we repent of our sin then we become come
    alive again the father says what was lost is now found if you want to be
    found in God if you want to be found to yourself and know yourself and know your
    destiny you've got to live this repentive lifestyle where you will go
    through these six different steps of getting things right when you when you
    mess things up the only way that you can get things right and see your
    crookedness is if you have a straight path
    God has a straight path he's word the Bible is a straight path the way of
    Jesus Christ is a straight path that exposes the crookedness in our life when
    we get this right then we have the opportunity to work through true
    repentance every day and make sure that our life is clean and that everything is
    fruitful you know this young man Jeremy he's separated from this girl they
    weren't friends for some time but eventually they formed a friendship
    again eventually they came into a courtship relationship and ended up
    getting married it was a great story it was a happy ending but it would have
    only been what was only possible because he actually took the path of true
    repentance and he was thorough in the way that he worked through all the
    different consequences of his sin when we mess up and sin it's like dropping a
    paint can and paint splatters everywhere and sometimes it takes a bit of work to
    truly repent takes you going and cleaning the spill from here talking to
    this person repenting to that person you hurt going here is something you've
    dishonored or someone you've dishonored but Jeremy did that every step of the
    way so I encourage you today catch the sin comprehend
    it consider your action compunction own the sin embrace it and
    then make the choice to walk God's path of godly repentance and stay the course
    true repentance is when we actually follow through and we never go back to
    that sin again I hope that this has helped you the six steps to true
    repentance we all need it as believers to walk this path well so that we can
    live righteously we can live in freedom like the video, share the video and
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    this touch your life have you done this before do you need to do this even right
    now is there things that are hitting you that you're thinking I need to go and
    get things right I need to clean up the paint spill I cleaned that part of it
    but not all of it or maybe I walked in self-pity and worldly sorrow and and
    feeling shame well that's not God's heart God's loving-kindness draws us to
    repentance and he wants you to clean everything out of your life thank you to
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