Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
It seems that every time I open my Bible at the moment I am reading about repentance, turning away from it and turning to God. This of course is the key to explaining the gospel to people….John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus by preaching repentance. The apostles’ message of salvation also included the call to repentance – acknowledging personal sin and turning away from it. Many people want the benefits of being identified with Christ without admitting their own disobedience and turning from sin. The key to forgiveness is confessing our sin and turning away from it.
When we repent, God promises not only to wipe out our sins, but to bring spiritual refreshment (Acts 4:19). Repentance may at first seem painful because it is hard to give up certain sins but God has promised us He will help us and give us a better way. As Hosea promised, “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth”.
With love & blessings,