How to Repent

We've come to think our faith is about comfort. It's not.

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Repenting from sins may not be our favorite way of passing time, but it is necessary. Former Christianity Today columnist Frederica Mathewes-Green says that "caring" is fine, but being a Christian also involves preaching—and practicing—repentance. In this study based on the life of David, we will see what it looks like.

Table of Contents


    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: It takes an instant to decide to repent.
Teaching point two: The process of repentance requires an ever greater understanding of ourselves as sinners and of the cleansing we need.
Teaching point three: One sinner's repentance benefits many sinners.
Teaching point four: What does Christian spirituality look like and feel like?
    • Apply Your Findings



    • Whatever Happened to Repentance, by Frederica Mathewes-Green (February 4, 2002, p. 56)

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