“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

29/01/2023 – Morning Service: Fruit of Repentance

Bible Readings:

Isaiah 1:1 – 31

Luke 3:1 – 20

Sermon Outline:

Luke 3:7–8 (NKJV)

7 Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

I Offensive message, tremendous response

II Beware of an empty profession of repentance

III What does true repentance look like?

Luke 3:10–14 (NKJV)

10 So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?”

11 He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”

12 Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?”

13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.”

14 Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?”

So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.”

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 87. What is repentance unto life?
A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavour after, new obedience.

If I can write an unkind letter,

speak an unkind word,

think an unkind thought without grief and shame,

then I know nothing of Calvary love.

Amy Carmichael