Lesson 6: Receiving The Gift Of Repentence | Answers

The third key is "EXPECT HIM TO CHANGE EACH ONE OF US." The Bible calls the change we need "repentance". If Job needed to repent what about the rest of us? (Job 42:1-6)

When God's bounty was withdrawn our forefathers called for days of prayer to find out why and how to ___REVIVE____ their union of ___LOVE___ with Christ.

  1. Learning to become "repenters."
    1. Repentance comes from the Greek word metanoia which describes:
      the change of mind of those who have begun to abhor their errors and misdeeds, and have determined to enter upon a better course of life, so that it embraces both a recognition of sin and sorrow for it and hearty amendment, the tokens and effects of which are good deeds... 
      (Thayer, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 1889, 405-06)
    2. Our Lord called the churches to repent ___SEVEN____ times in Revelation 2-3.
    3. The Christians in Romania are called ___REPENTERS____.
    4. Repentance and faith are like ___2___ sides of a___COIN___.
    5. Repentance is a ___GIFT___ which God ___GRANTS___ us.
  2. Repentance in the church in Acts.
    1. Jesus received the ___PROMISE___ of the ___SPIRIT___ from His Father and poured out the ___SPIRIT___ on the young church (Acts 2:33).
    2. The belief that Jesus whom they crucified had been ___RAISED___ from the dead and made both ___LORD___ and ___CHRIST___ resulted in faith and repentance. (Acts 2:36-39)
    3. When Saul of Tarsus met the living Lord he ___BELIEVED___ and ____REPENTED____.
    4. The Thessalonians "turned __TO__ ___GOD____ from ___IDOLS___ to ____SERVE____ the living and true God, and to ____WAIT____ for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the ____DEAD____, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come." (1 Thess. 1:9-10)
    5. The church of the "repenters" in Acts turned the world __UPSIDE___ __DOWN___ (Acts 17:6; 19:18-37).
  3. We need days of prayer.