Repentance—What does it Actually Mean?

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10)

Jesus Seeks the Rejected

Jesus Seeks the Rejected

How many times have you made a wrong turn and had reroute? I did it twice in the same day this week. On the way to the doctor’s office, my mother and I were talking and mentioned my daughter who lives in the same town as the clinic. So I headed for Rachel’s house. I had to swing around the block to get my mother to her appointment.

On the way home, we discussed our plans for planting the flowers we had bought after the doctor’s visit. My mind was figuring out what flower to put in what pot. Again, I missed the turn toward our hometown. I drove to the nearest gas station and turned around.

Life is full of U-turns and about-faces. But it’s not until we recognize our error in our thinking and our actions that we decide to make the necessary changes. Then and only then does true repentance take place.

Therefore, repentance means:

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Next Week:

We’ll take a look at following Jesus. Prepare by studying John 6:60-70

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks


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